Have you ever wondered if there are Bible verses that talk about anger and resentment? Anger is a very strong emotion that every human has felt at one point in their life or the other. Whether as a result of hurt, betrayal, unfair treatment, injustice, or loss.
It is human to get angry. However, as believers, we do not let our feelings control or lead us. We have been called from that life.
There are many things that our flesh and the world would try to make us do, which are not exactly right. This is why it is wise to always look into what the Bible says about the things we do and feel.
God’s word is sure. It is reliable and unwavering, unlike anger and other feelings and emotions. There are many Bible verses on anger and bitterness that tell us more about it than we know. The Bible presents the wisest perspective to life.
Below, we’ll look into them closely and let them transform our minds, and change our lifestyle.
So whether your anger was a mistake e.g, you misunderstood a situation, interpreted it wrongly and blew it out of proportion, or very justifiable, for instance, your boss who is always picking on you, hurls abusive words at you as soon as you get to work, reflecting on these Bible verses about anger will help you know how to handle this emotion. You can read these verses in other Bible versions. Sometimes, I love to read scriptures in different versions to drive the point home well.
Bible verses on anger and resentment
If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it. Proverbs 19:11 GNB
“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, Ephesians 4:26 NKJV But don’t let the passion of your emotions lead you to sin! Don’t let anger control you or be fuel for revenge , not for even a day. Ephesians 4:26 TPT
Remember this, my dear brothers and sisters! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry.
James 1:19 GNB
for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
James 1:20 NKJV
God wants you to do what is right. But when someone is angry, he does not do those right things.
James 1:20 EASY
Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.
Ephesians 4:31 GNB
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
Ephesians 4:31 NKJV
Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse.
Psalm 37:8-9 MSG
He who is slow to anger has great understanding [and profits from his self-control], But he who is quick-tempered exposes and exalts his foolishness [for all to see].
Proverbs 14:29 AMP
Respond gently when you are confronted and you’ll defuse the rage of another. Responding with sharp, cutting words will only make it worse. Don’t you know that being angry can ruin the testimony of even the wisest of men?
Proverbs 15:1 TPT
Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 NKJV
Do not get angry quickly. That is what fools do. Try to forget the bad things that people may have done to you.
Ecclesiastes 7:9 EASY
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
Proverbs 29:11 WEB
A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
Proverbs 29:11 NKJV
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 16:32 NKJV
Do you want to be a mighty warrior? It’s better to be known as one who is patient and slow to anger. Do you want to conquer a city? Rule over your temper before you attempt to rule a city.
Proverbs 16:32 TPT
Angry people cause quarrels, but patient people cause everything to be quiet.
Proverbs 15:18 EASY
A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.
Proverbs 15:18 NKJV
An angry man stirs up strife, And a furious man abounds in transgression.
Proverbs 29:22 NKJV
The source of strife is found in an angry heart, for sin surrounds the life of a furious man.
Proverbs 29:22 TPT
Don't make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers.
Proverbs 22:24 GNB
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:18 NKJV
Which of these Bible verses is your favorite?