BIBLE VERSES ABOUT ANGER: LONG LIST
Anger is an intense feeling of displeasure or hatred that can lead to anything. According to the teaching of Jesus, whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in the danger of the judgement. Matthew 5:22. Anger is a big deal. Here is a long list of Bible verses about anger.
The following verses are presented in the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Bible. The division should help your study. Stay tuned.
Bible verses about anger in Genesis
O my soul, stay away from them. May I never be a party to their wicked plans. For in their anger they murdered men, and they crippled oxen just for sport.
Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; cursed be their wrath, for it is cruel. Therefore, I will scatter their descendants throughout the nation of Israel.
Bible verses about anger in Exodus
All the officials of Egypt will come running to me, bowing low. ‘Please leave!’ they will beg. ‘Hurry! And take all your followers with you.’ Only then will I go!” Then, burning with anger, Moses left Pharaoh’s presence.
In the greatness of your majesty, you overthrew those who rose against you. Your anger flashed forth; it consumed them as fire burns straw.
My anger will blaze forth against you, and I will kill you with the sword. Your wives will become widows, and your children will become fatherless.
Now leave me alone so my anger can blaze against them and destroy them all. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation instead of them.”
The Egyptians will say, ‘God tricked them into coming to the mountains so he could kill them and wipe them from the face of the earth.’ Turn away from your fierce anger. Change your mind about this terrible disaster you are planning against your people!
When they came near the camp, Moses saw the calf and the dancing. In terrible anger, he threw the stone tablets to the ground, smashing them at the foot of the mountain.
He passed in front of Moses and said, “I am the Lord, I am the Lord, the merciful and gracious God. I am slow to anger and rich in unfailing love and faithfulness.
Bible verses about anger in Numbers A
But the Levites will camp around the Tabernacle of the Covenant to offer the people of Israel protection from the Lord’s fierce anger. The Levites are responsible to stand guard around the Tabernacle.”
The people soon began to complain to the Lord about their hardships; and when the Lord heard them, his anger blazed against them. Fire from the Lord raged among them and destroyed the outskirts of the camp.
But while they were still eating the meat, the anger of the Lord blazed against the people, and he caused a severe plague to break out among them.
‘The Lord is slow to anger and rich in unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. Even so he does not leave sin unpunished, but he punishes the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.’
And Moses said to Aaron, “Quick, take an incense burner and place burning coals on it from the altar. Lay incense on it and carry it quickly among the people to make atonement for them. The Lord’s anger is blazing among them-the plague has already begun.”
“You yourselves must perform the sacred duties within the sanctuary and at the altar. If you follow these instructions, the Lord’s anger will never again blaze against the people of Israel.
Before long Israel was joining in the worship of Baal of Peor, causing the Lord’s anger to blaze against his people.
The Lord issued the following command to Moses: “Seize all the ringleaders and execute them before the Lord in broad daylight, so his fierce anger will turn away from the people of Israel.”
Numbers B to Deuteronomy A
“Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest has turned my anger away from the Israelites by displaying passionate zeal among them on my behalf. So I have stopped destroying all Israel as I had intended to do in my anger.
“In the future, when you have children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time, do not corrupt yourselves by making idols of any kind. This is evil in the sight of the Lord your God and will arouse his anger.
for the Lord your God, who lives among you, is a jealous God. His anger will flare up against you and wipe you from the face of the earth.
They will lead your young people away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and he will destroy you.
If you do, the Lord’s anger will burn against you. He will shut up the sky and hold back the rain, and your harvests will fail. Then you will quickly die in that good land the Lord is now giving you.
Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the Lord will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors.
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Bible verses about anger in Deuteronomy B
The Lord will not pardon such people. His anger and jealousy will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will come down on them, and the Lord will erase their names from under heaven.
They will find its soil turned into sulfur and salt, with nothing planted and nothing growing, not even a blade of grass. It will be just like Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his anger.
That is why the Lord’s anger burned against this land, bringing down on it all the curses recorded in this book.
In great anger and fury the Lord uprooted his people from their land and exiled them to another land, where they still live today!’
Then my anger will blaze forth against them. I will abandon them, hiding my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Terrible trouble will come down on them, so that they will say, ‘These disasters have come because God is no longer among us!’
“The Lord saw this and was filled with loathing. He was provoked to anger by his own sons and daughters.
For my anger blazes forth like fire and burns to the depths of the grave. It devours the earth and all its crops and ignites the foundations of the mountains.
Bible verses about anger in Joshua to Judges
If you break the covenant of the Lord your God by worshiping and serving other gods, his anger will burn against you, and you will quickly be wiped out from the good land he has given you.”
They abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They chased after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the Lord.
This made the Lord burn with anger against Israel, so he handed them over to marauders who stole their possessions. He sold them to their enemies all around, and they were no longer able to resist them.
So the Lord burned with anger against Israel. He said, “Because these people have violated the covenant I made with their ancestors and have ignored my commands,
Then the Lord burned with anger against Israel, and he handed them over to King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim. And the Israelites were subject to Cushan-rishathaim for eight years.
So the Lord burned with anger against Israel, and he handed them over to the Philistines and the Ammonites,
Bible verses about anger in 1 Samuel
1 Samuel 11:7
He took two oxen and cut them into pieces and sent the messengers to carry them throughout Israel with this message: “This is what will happen to the oxen of anyone who refuses to follow Saul and Samuel into battle!” And the Lord made the people afraid of Saul’s anger, and all of them came out together as one.
1 Samuel 20:34
Jonathan left the table in fierce anger and refused to eat all that day, for he was crushed by his father’s shameful behavior toward David.
1 Samuel 25:1
Now Samuel died, and all Israel gathered for his funeral. They buried him near his home at Ramah. Nabal Angers David Then David moved down to the wilderness of Maon.
Bible verses about anger in 2 Samuel
2 Samuel 6:7
Then the Lord’s anger blazed out against Uzzah for doing this, and God struck him dead beside the Ark of God.
2 Samuel 6:8
David was angry because the Lord’s anger had blazed out against Uzzah. He named that place Perez-uzzah (which means “outbreak against Uzzah”). It is still called that today.
2 Samuel 10:6
Now the people of Ammon realized how seriously they had angered David, so they hired twenty thousand Aramean mercenaries from the lands of Beth-rehob and Zobah, one thousand from the king of Maacah, and twelve thousand from the land of Tob.
2 Samuel 22:8
“Then the earth quaked and trembled; the foundations of the heavens shook; they quaked because of his anger.
2 Samuel 24:1
Once again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and he caused David to harm them by taking a census. “Go and count the people of Israel and Judah,” the Lord told him.
2 Samuel 24:17
When David saw the angel, he said to the Lord, “I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are innocent-what have they done? Let your anger fall against me and my family.”
Bible verses about anger in 1 Kings A
1 Kings 14:15
Then the Lord will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, for they have angered the Lord by worshiping Asherah poles.
1 Kings 14:22
During Rehoboam’s reign, the people of Judah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger with their sin, for it was even worse than that of their ancestors.
1 Kings 15:30
This was done because Jeroboam had aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, by the sins he had committed and the sins he had led Israel to commit.
1 Kings 16:2
“I lifted you out of the dust to make you ruler of my people Israel, but you have followed the evil example of Jeroboam. You have aroused my anger by causing my people to sin.
1 Kings 16:7
This message from the Lord had been spoken against Baasha and his family through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani. It was delivered because Baasha had done what was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing him to anger by his sins, just like the family of Jeroboam, and also because Baasha had destroyed the family of Jeroboam.
1 Kings 16:13
This happened because of the sins of Baasha and his son Elah and because of all the sins they led Israel to commit, arousing the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, with their idols.
Bible verses about anger in 1 Kings B to 2 kings A
1 Kings 16:26
He followed the example of Jeroboam, continuing the sins of idolatry that Jeroboam had led Israel to commit. Thus, he aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel.
1 Kings 16:33
Then he set up an Asherah pole. He did more to arouse the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than any of the other kings of Israel before him.
1 Kings 22:53
He served Baal and worshiped him, arousing the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, just as his father had done.
2 Kings 3:27
So he took his oldest son, who would have been the next king, and sacrificed him as a burnt offering on the wall. As a result, the anger against Israel was great, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.
2 Kings 17:11
They burned incense at the shrines, just like the nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of them. So the people of Israel had done many evil things, arousing the Lord’s anger.
2 Kings 17:17
They even sacrificed their own sons and daughters in the fire. They consulted fortune-tellers and used sorcery and sold themselves to evil, arousing the Lord’s anger.
2 Kings 21:6
Manasseh even sacrificed his own son in the fire. He practiced sorcery and divination, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.
Bible verses about anger in 2 Kings B
2 Kings 21:15
For they have done great evil in my sight and have angered me ever since their ancestors came out of Egypt.”
2 Kings 22:13
“Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Ask him about the words written in this scroll that has been found. The Lord’s anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing what this scroll says we must do.”
2 Kings 22:17
For my people have abandoned me and worshiped pagan gods, and I am very angry with them for everything they have done. My anger is burning against this place, and it will not be quenched.’
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2 Kings 23:26
Even so, the Lord’s anger burned against Judah because of all the great evils of King Manasseh, and he did not hold back his fierce anger from them.
2 Kings 24:20
So the Lord, in his anger, finally banished the people of Jerusalem and Judah from his presence and sent them into exile. The Fall of Jerusalem Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
1 Chronicles 13:10
Then the Lord’s anger blazed out against Uzzah, and he struck him dead because he had laid his hand on the Ark. So Uzzah died there in the presence of God.
1 Chronicles 13:11
David was angry because the Lord’s anger had blazed out against Uzzah. He named that place Perez-uzzah (which means “outbreak against Uzzah”). It is still called that today.
1 Chronicles 15:13
Because you Levites did not carry the Ark the first time, the anger of the Lord our God burst out against us. We failed to ask God how to move it in the proper way.”
1 Chronicles 19:6
Now the people of Ammon realized how seriously they had angered David, so Hanun and the Ammonites sent thirty-eight tons of silver to hire chariots and troops from Aram-naharaim, Aram-maacah, and Zobah.
1 Chronicles 21:17
And David said to God, “I am the one who called for the census! I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are innocent-what have they done? O Lord my God, let your anger fall against me and my family, but do not destroy your people.”
1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab began the census but never finished it because the anger of God broke out against Israel. The final total was never recorded in King David’s official records.
Bible verses about anger in 2 Chronicles A
2 Chronicles 12:7
When the Lord saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: “Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 12:12
Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord’s anger was turned aside, and he did not destroy him completely. And there was still goodness in the land of Judah.
2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. “Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?” he asked the king. “What you have done has brought the Lord’s anger against you.
2 Chronicles 19:10
Whenever a case comes to you from fellow citizens in an outlying town, whether a murder case or some other violation of God’s instructions, commands, laws, or regulations, you must warn them not to sin against the Lord, so that his anger will not come against you and them. Do this and you will not be guilty.
2 Chronicles 24:18
They decided to abandon the Temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and they worshiped Asherah poles and idols instead! Then the anger of God burned against Judah and Jerusalem because of their sin.
2 Chronicles 28:11
Listen to me and return these captives you have taken, for they are your own relatives. Watch out, because now the Lord’s fierce anger has been turned against you!”
2 Chronicles 28:13
“You must not bring the prisoners here!” they declared. “We cannot afford to add to our sins and guilt. Our guilt is already great, and the Lord’s fierce anger is already turned against Israel.”
Bible verses about anger in 2 Chronicles B
2 Chronicles 28:25
He made pagan shrines in all the towns of Judah for offering sacrifices to other gods. In this way, he aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of his ancestors.
2 Chronicles 29:8
That is why the Lord’s anger has fallen upon Judah and Jerusalem. He has made us an object of dread, horror, and ridicule, as you can so plainly see.
2 Chronicles 29:10
But now I will make a covenant with the Lord, the God of Israel, so that his fierce anger will turn away from us.
2 Chronicles 30:8
Do not be stubborn, as they were, but submit yourselves to the Lord. Come to his Temple which he has set apart as holy forever. Worship the Lord your God so that his fierce anger will turn away from you.
2 Chronicles 32:25
But Hezekiah did not respond appropriately to the kindness shown him, and he became proud. So the Lord’s anger came against him and against Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 32:26
Then Hezekiah repented of his pride, and the people of Jerusalem humbled themselves. So the Lord’s anger did not come against them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.
Bible verses about anger in 2 Chronicles C
2 Chronicles 33:6
Manasseh even sacrificed his own sons in the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. He practiced sorcery, divination, and witchcraft, and he consulted with mediums and psychics. He did much that was evil in the Lord’s sight, arousing his anger.
2 Chronicles 34:21
“Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for all the remnant of Israel and Judah. Ask him about the words written in this scroll that has been found. The Lord’s anger has been poured out against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the word of the Lord. We have not been doing what this scroll says we must do.”
2 Chronicles 34:25
For the people of Judah have abandoned me and worshiped pagan gods, and I am very angry with them for everything they have done. My anger will be poured out against this place, and nothing will be able to stop it.’
2 Chronicles 36:16
But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the Lord’s anger could no longer be restrained and there was no remedy.
Bible verses about anger in Ezra & Nehemiah
But because our ancestors angered the God of heaven, he abandoned them to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, who destroyed this Temple and exiled the people to Babylonia.
Be careful to provide whatever the God of heaven demands for his Temple, for why should we risk bringing God’s anger against the realm of the king and his sons?
For I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to accompany us and protect us from enemies along the way. After all, we had told the king, “Our God protects all those who worship him, but his fierce anger rages against those who abandon him.”
But now we are again breaking your commands and intermarrying with people who do these detestable things. Surely your anger will destroy us until even this little remnant no longer survives.
Let our leaders act on behalf of us all. Everyone who has a pagan wife will come at the scheduled time with the leaders and judges of his city, so that the fierce anger of our God may be turned away from us concerning this affair.”
Do not ignore their guilt. Do not blot out their sins, for they have provoked you to anger here in the presence of the builders.”
Bible verses about Love in Esther and Job A
But when they conveyed the king’s order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. This made the king furious, and he burned with anger.
Before this day is out, the wife of every one of us, your officials throughout the empire, will hear what the queen did and will start talking to their husbands the same way. There will be no end to the contempt and anger throughout your realm.
But after Xerxes’ anger had cooled, he began thinking about Vashti and what she had done and the decree he had made.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai, and the king’s anger was pacified.
They perish by a breath from God. They vanish in a blast of his anger.
“Without warning, he moves the mountains, overturning them in his anger.
And God does not restrain his anger. The mightiest forces against him are crushed beneath his feet.
Again and again you witness against me. You pour out an ever-increasing volume of anger upon me and bring fresh armies against me.
“I wish you would hide me with the dead and forget me there until your anger has passed. But mark your calendar to think of me again!
You may tear your hair out in anger, but will that cause the earth to be abandoned? Will it make rocks fall from a cliff?
Bible verses about anger in Job B
May God give him a bellyful of trouble. May God rain down his anger upon him.
A flood will sweep away his house. God’s anger will descend on him in torrents.
“Yet the wicked get away with it time and time again. They rarely have trouble, and God skips them when he distributes sorrows in his anger.
Let their own eyes see their destruction. Let them drink deeply of the anger of the Almighty.
But do you cry out against him because he does not respond in anger?
The thunder announces his presence; the storm announces his indignant anger.
Give vent to your anger. Let it overflow against the proud.
Bible verses about anger in Psalms
Then in anger he rebukes them, terrifying them with his fierce fury.
Submit to God’s royal son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of your pursuits- for his anger can flare up in an instant. But what joy for all who find protection in him!
Don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.
Arise, O Lord, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!
Then the earth quaked and trembled; the foundations of the mountains shook; they quaked because of his anger.
You will destroy them as in a flaming furnace when you appear. The Lord will consume them in his anger; fire will devour them.
Do not hide yourself from me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation!
His anger lasts for a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.
Bible verses about anger in Psalms B
Stop your anger! Turn from your rage! Do not envy others- it only leads to harm.
O Lord, don’t rebuke me in your anger! Don’t discipline me in your rage!
Because of your anger, my whole body is sick; my health is broken because of my sins.
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My enemies shout at me, making loud and wicked threats. They bring trouble on me, hunting me down in their anger.
Don’t let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, throw them to the ground.
Destroy them in your anger! Wipe them out completely! Then the whole world will know that God reigns in Israel. Interlude
Pour out your fury on them; consume them with your burning anger.
O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why is your anger so intense against the sheep of your own pasture?
No wonder you are greatly feared! Who can stand before you when your anger explodes?
When the Lord heard them, he was angry. The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, his anger rose against Israel,
the anger of God rose against them, and he killed their strongest men; he struck down the finest of Israel’s young men.
Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins and didn’t destroy them all. Many a time he held back his anger and did not unleash his fury!
He loosed on them his fierce anger- all his fury, rage, and hostility. He dispatched against them a band of destroying angels.
He turned his anger against them; he did not spare the Egyptians’ lives but handed them over to the plague.
You have withdrawn your fury. You have ended your blazing anger.
Now turn to us again, O God of our salvation. Put aside your anger against us.
Your anger lies heavy on me; wave after wave engulfs me. Interlude
Your fierce anger has overwhelmed me. Your terrors have cut me off.
O Lord, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger burn like fire?
We wither beneath your anger; we are overwhelmed by your fury.
Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
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So in my anger I made a vow: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.'”
because of your anger and wrath. For you have picked me up and thrown me out.
So he declared he would destroy them. But Moses, his chosen one, stepped between the Lord and the people. He begged him to turn from his anger and not destroy them.
They angered the Lord with all these things, so a plague broke out among them.
At Meribah, too, they angered the Lord, causing Moses serious trouble.
Bible verses about anger in Psalms D
That is why the Lord’s anger burned against his people, and he abhorred his own special possession.
The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you. He will strike down many kings in the day of his anger.
The wicked will be infuriated when they see this. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
they would have swallowed us alive because of their burning anger against us.
Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power will save me.
Bible verses about anger in Proverbs
Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it.
People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.
The king’s anger is like a lion’s roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar; to rouse his anger is to risk your life.
A secret gift calms anger; a secret bribe pacifies fury.
For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.
As surely as a wind from the north brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!
Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but who can survive the destructiveness of jealousy?
Proverbs B & Ecclesiastics
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but those who are wise will calm anger.
A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds it back.
As the beating of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.
Don’t be quick-tempered, for anger is the friend of fools.
Bible verses about anger in Isaiah
That is why the anger of the Lord burns against his people. That is why he has raised his fist to crush them. The hills tremble, and the rotting bodies of his people are thrown as garbage into the streets. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike!
Tell him to stop worrying. Tell him he doesn’t need to fear the fierce anger of those two burned-out embers, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah.
along with Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west. With bared fangs, they will devour Israel. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
That is why the Lord has no joy in the young men and no mercy on even the widows and orphans. For they are all hypocrites, speaking wickedness with lies. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, Ephraim will feed on Manasseh, and both will devour Judah. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
I will not help you. You will stumble along as prisoners or lie among the dead. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
“Destruction is certain for Assyria, the whip of my anger. Its military power is a club in my hand.
It will not last very long. In a little while my anger against you will end, and then my anger will rise up to destroy them.”
Bible verses about anger in Isaiah B
I, the Lord, have assigned this task to these armies, and they will rejoice when I am exalted. I have called them to satisfy my anger.”
For see, the day of the Lord is coming-the terrible day of his fury and fierce anger. The land will be destroyed and all the sinners with it.
For I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move from its place. I, the Lord Almighty, will show my fury and fierce anger.”
Go home, my people, and lock your doors! Hide until the Lord’s anger against your enemies has passed.
My anger against Israel will be gone. If I find briers and thorns bothering her, I will burn them up.
The Lord will come suddenly and in anger, as he did against the Philistines at Mount Perazim and against the Amorites at Gibeon. He will come to do a strange, unusual thing: He will destroy his own people!
Look! The Lord is coming from far away, burning with anger, surrounded by a thick, rising smoke. His lips are filled with fury; his words consume like fire.
His anger pours out like a flood on his enemies, sweeping them all away. He will sift out the proud nations. He will bridle them and lead them off to their destruction.
Bible verses about anger in Isaiah C
Yet for my own sake and for the honor of my name, I will hold back my anger and not wipe you out.
Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the one who put the stars in the sky and established the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppression? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies from morning till night?
In a moment of anger I turned my face away for a little while. But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.
“Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the earth and destroy its life, so now I swear that I will never again pour out my anger on you.
For I will not fight against you forever; I will not always show my anger. If I did, all people would pass away-all the souls I have made.
“Foreigners will come to rebuild your cities. Kings and rulers will send you aid. For though I have destroyed you in my anger, I will have mercy on you through my grace.
He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.
“I have trodden the winepress alone; no one was there to help me. In my anger I have trampled my enemies as if they were grapes. In my fury I have trampled my foes. It is their blood that has stained my clothes.
I crushed the nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground.”
You welcome those who cheerfully do good, who follow godly ways. But we are not godly. We are constant sinners, so your anger is heavy on us. How can people like us be saved?
All who invoke a blessing or take an oath will do so by the God of truth. For I will put aside my anger and forget the evil of earlier days.
When you see these things, your heart will rejoice. Vigorous health will be yours! Everyone will see the good hand of the Lord on his people-and his anger against his enemies.
See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his swift chariots of destruction roar like a whirlwind. He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke.
Bible verses about anger in Jeremiah
Cleanse your minds and hearts before the Lord, or my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire because of all your sins.
So put on clothes of mourning and weep with broken hearts, for the fierce anger of the Lord is still upon us.
I looked, and the fertile fields had become a wilderness. The cities lay in ruins, crushed by the Lord’s fierce anger.
Are they ashamed when they do these disgusting things? No, not at all-they don’t even blush! Therefore, they will lie among the slaughtered. They will be humbled beneath my punishing anger,” says the Lord.
So the Sovereign Lord says: “I will pour out my terrible fury on this place. Its people, animals, trees, and crops will be consumed by the unquenchable fire of my anger.”
Listen to the weeping of my people; it can be heard all across the land. “Has the Lord abandoned Jerusalem ?” the people ask. “Is her King no longer there?” “Oh, why have they angered me with their carved idols and worthless gods?” asks the Lord.
But the Lord is the only true God, the living God. He is the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at his anger. The nations hide before his wrath.
says the Lord. “For suddenly, I will fling you from this land and pour great troubles upon you. At last you will feel my anger.”
So correct me, Lord, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
I, the Lord Almighty, who planted this olive tree, have ordered it destroyed. For the people of Israel and Judah have done evil, provoking my anger by offering incense to Baal.”
Bible verses about anger in Jeremiah B
My people have planted wheat but are harvesting thorns. They have worked hard, but it has done them no good. They will harvest a crop of shame, for the fierce anger of the Lord is upon them.”
I will tell their enemies to take them as captives to a foreign land. For my anger blazes forth like fire, and it will consume them.”
The wonderful inheritance I have reserved for you will slip out of your hands, and I will send you away as captives to a foreign land. For you have kindled my anger into a roaring fire that will burn forever.”
Should they repay evil for good? They have set a trap to kill me, though I pleaded for them and tried to protect them from your anger.
Lord, you know all about their murderous plots against me. Don’t forgive their crimes and blot out their sins. Let them die before you. Deal with them in your anger.
This is what the Lord says to the dynasty of David: Give justice to the people you judge! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Do what is right, or my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire because of all your sins.
Look! The Lord’s anger bursts out like a storm, a whirlwind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all his plans. In the days to come, you will understand all this very clearly.
Bible verses about anger in Jeremiah C
Then the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me, “Take from my hand this cup filled to the brim with my anger, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it.
So I took the cup of anger from the Lord and made all the nations drink from it-every nation the Lord sent me to.
And I went to the kings of the northern countries, far and near, one after the other-all the kingdoms of the world. And finally, the king of Babylon himself drank from the cup of the Lord’s anger.
Then the Lord said to me, “Now tell them, ‘The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink from this cup of my anger. Get drunk and vomit, and you will fall to rise no more, for I am sending terrible wars against you.’
Peaceful meadows will be turned into a wasteland by the Lord’s fierce anger.
He has left his den like a lion seeking its prey, and their land will be made desolate by the sword of the enemy and the Lord’s fierce anger.
Look! The Lord’s anger bursts out like a storm, a driving wind that swirls down on the heads of the wicked.
The fierce anger of the Lord will not diminish until it has finished all his plans. In the days to come, you will understand all this.
“From the time this city was built until now, it has done nothing but anger me, so I am determined to get rid of it.
“The sins of Israel and Judah-the sins of the people of Jerusalem, the kings, the officials, the priests, and the prophets-stir up my anger.
Bible verses about anger in Jeremiah D
the Babylonians will still enter. The men of this city are already as good as dead, for I have determined to destroy them in my terrible anger. I have abandoned them because of all their wickedness.
Perhaps even yet they will turn from their evil ways and ask the Lord’s forgiveness before it is too late. For the Lord’s terrible anger has been pronounced against them.”
“For the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Just as my anger and fury were poured out on the people of Jerusalem, so they will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. You will become an object of damnation, horror, cursing, and mockery. And you will never see your homeland again.’
Because of all their wickedness, my anger rose high against them. They burned incense and worshiped other gods-gods that neither they nor you nor any of your ancestors have ever known.
Why arouse my anger by burning incense to the idols you have made here in Egypt? You will only destroy yourselves and make yourselves an object of cursing and mockery for all the nations of the earth.
I myself will go with Elam’s enemies to shatter it. My fierce anger will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam,” says the Lord. “Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.
Because of the Lord’s anger, Babylon will become a deserted wasteland. All who pass by will be horrified and will gasp at the destruction they see there.
“Listen, my people, flee from Babylon. Save yourselves! Run from the Lord’s fierce anger.
Jeremiah E & Lamentation
So the Lord, in his anger, finally banished the people of Jerusalem and Judah from his presence and sent them into exile. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
“Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see if there is any suffering like mine, which the Lord brought on me in the day of his fierce anger.
The Lord in his anger has cast a dark shadow over Jerusalem. The fairest of Israel’s cities lies in the dust, thrown down from the heights of heaven. In his day of awesome fury, the Lord has shown no mercy even to his Temple.
Without mercy the Lord has destroyed every home in Israel. In his anger he has broken down the fortress walls of Jerusalem. He has brought to dust the kingdom and all its rulers.
He has broken down his Temple as though it were merely a garden shelter. The Lord has blotted out all memory of the holy festivals and Sabbath days. Kings and priests fall together before his anger.
“See them lying in the streets-young and old, boys and girls, killed by the swords of the enemy. You have killed them in your anger, slaughtering them without mercy.
“You have invited terrors from all around as though you were calling them to a day of feasting. In the day of the Lord’s anger, no one has escaped or survived. The enemy has killed all the children I bore and raised.”
I am the one who has seen the afflictions that come from the rod of the Lord’s anger.
“You have engulfed us with your anger, chased us down, and slaughtered us without mercy.
Bible verses about anger in Lamentation B & Ezekiel
Chase them down in your anger, destroying them from beneath the Lord’s heavens.
But now the anger of the Lord is satisfied. His fiercest anger has now been poured out. He started a fire in Jerusalem that burned the city to its foundations.
Are you rejoicing in the land of Uz, O people of Edom? But you, too, must drink from the cup of the Lord’s anger. You, too, will be stripped naked in your drunkenness.
Then at last my anger will be spent, and I will be satisfied. And when my fury against them has subsided, all Israel will know that I, the Lord, have spoken to them in my jealous anger.
No hope remains, for I will unleash my anger against you. I will call you to account for all your disgusting behavior.
Yes, the time has come; the day is here! There is no reason for buyers to rejoice over the bargains they find or for sellers to grieve over their losses, for all of them will fall under my terrible anger.
“They will throw away their money, tossing it out like worthless trash. It won’t buy their deliverance in that day of the Lord’s anger. It will neither satisfy nor feed them, for their love of money made them stumble into sin.
“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will sweep away your whitewashed wall with a storm of indignation, with a great flood of anger, and with hailstones of fury.
At last my anger against the wall and those who covered it with whitewash will be satisfied. Then I will say to you: ‘The wall and those who whitewashed it are both gone.
Bible verses about anger in Ezekiel B
Then you added lustful Egypt to your lovers, fanning the flames of my anger with your increasing promiscuity.
“Then at last my fury against you will be spent, and my jealous anger will subside. I will be calm and will not be angry with you anymore.
But first, because you have not remembered your youth but have angered me by doing all these evil things, I will fully repay you for all of your sins, says the Sovereign Lord. For to all your disgusting sins, you have added these lewd acts.
“But they rebelled against me and would not listen. They did not get rid of their idols or forsake the gods of Egypt. Then I threatened to pour out my fury on them to satisfy my anger while they were still in Egypt.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I will rule you with an iron fist in great anger and with awesome power.
I will pour out my fury on you and blow on you with the fire of my anger. I will hand you over to cruel men who are skilled in destruction.
I will gather you together and blow the fire of my anger upon you,
So now I will pour out my fury on them, consuming them in the fire of my anger. I will heap on them the full penalty for all their sins, says the Sovereign Lord.”
Bible verses about anger in Ezekiel C
I will turn my jealous anger against you, and they will deal furiously with you. They will cut off your nose and ears, and any survivors will then be slaughtered by the sword. Your children will be taken away as captives, and everything that is left will be burned.
So I will splash her blood on a rock as an open expression of my anger and vengeance against her.
I will destroy Pathros, Zoan, and Thebes, and they will lie in ruins, burned up by my anger.
Therefore, as surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, I will pay back your angry deeds with mine. I will punish you for all your acts of anger, envy, and hatred. And I will bring honor to my name by what I do to you.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My jealous anger is on fire against these nations, especially Edom, because they have shown utter contempt for me by gleefully taking my land for themselves as plunder.
For in my jealousy and blazing anger, I promise a mighty shaking in the land of Israel on that day.
They put their idol altars right next to mine with only a wall between them and me. They defiled my holy name by such wickedness, so I consumed them in my anger.
Bible verses about anger in Daniel & Hosea
And because the king, in his anger, had demanded such a hot fire in the furnace, the flames leaped out and killed the soldiers as they threw the three men in!
In view of all your faithful mercies, Lord, please turn your furious anger away from your city of Jerusalem, your holy mountain. All the neighboring nations mock Jerusalem and your people because of our sins and the sins of our ancestors.
Then the king of the south, in great anger, will rally against the vast forces assembled by the king of the north and will defeat them.
For warships from western coastlands will scare him off, and he will withdraw and return home. But he will vent his anger against the people of the holy covenant and reward those who forsake the covenant.
“But then news from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in great anger to destroy many as he goes.
“The leaders of Judah have become as bad as thieves. So I will pour my anger down on them like a waterfall.
No, I will not punish you as much as my burning anger tells me to. I will not completely destroy Israel, for I am God and not a mere mortal. I am the Holy One living among you, and I will not come to destroy.
In my anger I gave you kings, and in my fury I took them away.
The Lord says, “Then I will heal you of your idolatry and faithlessness, and my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever!
Joel to Habakkuk
Don’t tear your clothing in your grief; instead, tear your hearts.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful. He is not easily angered. He is filled with kindness and is eager not to punish you.
This is what the Lord says: “The people of Edom have sinned again and again, and I will not forget it. I will not let them go unpunished any longer! They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords. They showed them no mercy and were unrelenting in their anger.
Who can tell? Perhaps even yet God will have pity on us and hold back his fierce anger from destroying us.”
Who can stand before his fierce anger? Who can survive his burning fury? His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.
Suddenly, your debtors will rise up in anger. They will turn on you and take all you have, while you stand trembling and helpless.
I have heard all about you, Lord, and I am filled with awe by the amazing things you have done. In this time of our deep need, begin again to help us, as you did in years gone by. Show us your power to save us. And in your anger, remember your mercy.
Was it in anger, Lord, that you struck the rivers and parted the sea? Were you displeased with them? No, you were sending your chariots of salvation!
You marched across the land in awesome anger and trampled the nations in your fury.
Bible verses about anger in Zephaniah
It is a day when the Lord’s anger will be poured out. It is a day of terrible distress and anguish, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, of clouds, blackness,
Your silver and gold will be of no use to you on that day of the Lord’s anger. For the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy. He will make a terrifying end of all the people on earth.
Gather while there is still time, before judgment begins and your opportunity is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the fierce fury of the Lord falls and the terrible day of the Lord’s anger begins.
Beg the Lord to save you-all you who are humble, all you who uphold justice. Walk humbly and do what is right. Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.
So now the Lord says: “Be patient; the time is coming soon when I will stand up and accuse these evil nations. For it is my decision to gather together the kingdoms of the earth and pour out my fiercest anger and fury on them. All the earth will be devoured by the fire of my jealousy.
Bible verses about anger in Zechariah
Then the Lord summoned me and said, “Those who went north have vented the anger of my Spirit there.”
“For this is what the Lord Almighty says: I did not change my mind when your ancestors angered me and I promised to punish them, says the Lord Almighty.
“My anger burns against your shepherds, and I will punish these leaders. For the Lord Almighty has arrived to look after his flock of Judah; he will make them strong and glorious, like a proud warhorse in battle.
Bible verses about anger in Matthew to Romans
But I say, if you are angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the high council. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
Then the angry king sent the man to prison until he had paid every penny.
Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be angry because I am kind?’
“The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was angry and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the city and invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.’
“The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him,
At this their anger boiled, and they began shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves.
But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds.
Sees also: Bible verses for Encouragement
For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times.
2 Corinthians to Colossians
2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak without my feeling that weakness? Who is led astray, and I do not burn with anger?
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come to visit you I won’t like what I find, and then you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfishness, backstabbing, gossip, conceit, and disorderly behavior.
idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group,
All of us used to live that way, following the passions and desires of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under God’s anger just like everyone else.
And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,
for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior.
Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him.
God’s terrible anger will come upon those who do such things.
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.
Bible verses about anger in 1 Thessalonians to Revelations
1 Thessalonians 2:16
by trying to keep us from preaching the Good News to the Gentiles, for fear some might be saved. By doing this, they continue to pile up their sins. But the anger of God has caught up with them at last.
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.
See also: Bible verses about Love
1 Timothy 2:8
So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.
So in my anger I made a vow: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.'”
For only we who believe can enter his place of rest. As for those who didn’t believe, God said, “In my anger I made a vow: ‘They will never enter my place of rest,'” even though his place of rest has been ready since he made the world.
Your anger can never make things right in God’s sight.
Rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror will come on the earth and the sea. For the Devil has come down to you in great anger, and he knows that he has little time.”
Inioluwa Olaposi is a writer, blogger, and more. He is a student of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.