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What does the Bible say about anger?

Is it acceptable to be angry sometimes?

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Here is a list of Bible verses about anger. They are taken from the Revised Standard Version.

Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

15:18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

19:11 Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

22:24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

29:11 A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and a man given to anger causes much transgression.

30:33 For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick to anger, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, 21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:26,31 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger... 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice,

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Colossians 3:8 But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.

1Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

James 1:19,20 Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.

I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless,
Mike
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