Ephesians 4:26–27 (nlt)
26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
Colossians 3:5–8 (nlt)
5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.
Proverbs 10:11–12 (nlt)
11 The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions. 12 Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
Proverbs 25:28 (nlt)
28 A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.
Galatians 5:19–26 (nlt)
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Proverbs 29:11 (nlt)
11 Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
Proverbs 14:16–17 (nlt)
16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.
Colossians 3:12–15 (nlt)
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Proverbs 30:33 (nlt)
33 As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding, so stirring up anger causes quarrels.
Romans 12:14 (nlt)
14 Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.
Romans 12:17–19 (nlt)
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. 19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.
Proverbs 20:22 (nlt)
22 Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
James 1:19–21 (nlt)
19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.
James 1:22 (nlt)
22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
James 1:26 (nlt)
26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
Proverbs 29:22 (nlt)
22 An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.
Proverbs 15:1–2 (nlt)
1 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. 2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.
Philippians 2:14–15 (nlt)
14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Proverbs 14:29–30 (nlt)
29 People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness. 30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
Proverbs 22:24–25 (nlt)
24 Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.
Ephesians 4:1–6 (nlt)
1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. 4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. 5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
Psalm 4:4–5 (nlt)
4 Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude 5 Offer sacrifices in the right spirit, and trust the Lord.
Proverbs 20:3 (nlt)
3 Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
Ephesians 4:31–32 (nlt)
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Proverbs 15:18 (nlt)
18 A hot-tempered person starts fights; a cool-tempered person stops them.
Matthew 5:21–22 (nlt)
21 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
Ecclesiastes 7:8–9 (nlt)
8 Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride. 9 Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.