Old Testament Verses About Anger

Old Testament

“A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:11‬ NASB

“Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:8‬ NASB

“He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:29‬ ‭NASB

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:32‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:18‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.””
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭34:6-7‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭30:5‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:8‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭78:38‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:19‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:14‬ ‭NASB‬‬

“Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:24‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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