30 Bible Verses To Pray Against The Spirit Of Anger
It’s nearly impossible to avoid getting angry or having angry thoughts from time to time. There are numerous causes for anger in life, whether it be a recent argument with your partner, a dispute with your parents, or the loss of your job.
Whether we are dealing with a minor irritation or a dire situation, everyone struggles with anger at times. Instead of reacting with harsh words and deeds that only leave us feeling guilty and ashamed, we can pause and turn to Scripture for guidance.
If you practice religion, you might even harbor resentment toward God’s plan for you because it doesn’t necessarily line up with your own. However, allowing anger to control your thoughts and behavior will only take you down a sinful path with negative effects.
You have the power to let go of any negative thoughts, maintain your faith, and have confidence that the Lord will see to it that those who have wronged you are brought to justice. Having anger is normal, but resist letting it define who you are.
These Bible verses about anger can help you remember the significance of making the right decision when it comes to letting go of your anger and forgiving someone who you feel has wronged you.
30 Bible Verses To Pray Against The Spirit Of Anger
Like a wooden lion, the fury of anger has been tearing apart houses. When people are conversing with one another, this behavior is frequently observed. An angry act is one that is provoked. God teaches us a lesson through the account of Moses’ rage. Moses’ rage was employed to free a nation from its 430-year captivity. He was unable to enter the Promised Land as a result of his anger.
- Psalm 37:8
“Don’t give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble.”
2. Ecclesiastes 7:9
“Keep your temper under control; it is foolish to harbor a grudge.”
3. Proverbs 15:1
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
4. Ephesians 4:26
“If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.”
5. Proverbs 14:17
“People with a hot temper do foolish things; wiser people remain calm.”
6. Ephesians 4:31
“Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.”
7. 2 Timothy 2:23-25
²³But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
²⁴ And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
²⁵ In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
8. Proverbs 14:29
“Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.”
9. James 1:19-20
¹⁹Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
²⁰ For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
10. Proverbs 29:11
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
11. Psalm 86:15
“But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
12. Proverbs 15:18
“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”
13. Proverbs 22:24
“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man.”
14. Ecclesiastes 10:4
“If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.”
15. Ephesians 6:4
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
16. Colossians 3:8
“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”
17. Colossians 3:15
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
18. Psalm 34:14
“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
19. James 4:1-2
¹What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?
²You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
20. Proverbs 16:32
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
21. Proverbs 22:24
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered.
22. Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.23.
23. 2 Kings 11:9-10
⁹And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
¹⁰ And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king David’s spears and shields, that were in the temple of the Lord.
24. 2 Kings 17:18
Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
25. Proverbs 19:11
“Insightful people restrain their anger; their glory is to ignore an offense.”
26. Romans 12:19
“Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord.”
27. 1 Timothy 2:8
“Therefore, I want men to pray everywhere by lifting up hands that are holy, without anger or argument.”
28. Proverbs 12:16
“Fools reveal their anger right away, but the shrewd hide their contempt.”
29. Philippians 2:14
“Do everything without grumbling and arguing.”
30. Proverbs 30:33
in “Because churning milk makes curds, squeezing the nose brings blood, and stirring up anger produces strife.”