When it comes to the topic of anger, the Bible has lots to tell us. Have you wondered what the Bible says about anger? Use this 30 day Bible reading plan about anger to learn more.
What Does the Bible Say About Anger?
Everyone feels anger sometimes.
Thankfully, the Bible gives us direction for how to handle this challenging emotion.
Anger can shatter relationships and, when out of control, lead to life-long problems. Studies have even shown that holding on to too much anger can lead to long-term health consequences like headaches, high blood pressure, and depression. (source)
Anger itself is not sinful. We know that Jesus got angry (John 2 – the story of Jesus cleansing the temple of money changers) and he was without sin.
Anger is an emotion and emotions are neutral. Yet we also know that anger often leads people into sinful behavior and Bible verses about anger are quick to point out.
The Bible gives these clear warnings about anger:
- Prideful anger is wrong. (James 1:20)
- Do not engage in sinful behavior because of anger. (Ephesians 4:26-27)
- Speak the truth in love. (Ephesians 4:15-19)
- Do not curse or lie out of anger. (Romans 3:13-14)
- Do not allow anger to cause you to act without restraint. (Proverbs 29:11)
- Overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
What are Bible Verses About Anger?
Here are some of the most well-known Bible verses about anger, anger management, and how to live with anger yet have self-control.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.Ephesians 4:26-27
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.James 1:19-20
A fool gives full vent to his spirit,Proverbs 29:11
but a wise man quietly holds it back.
30 Day Anger Bible Reading Plan
Use this free daily Bible reading plan PDF to study what the Bible says about anger and how it affects your life.