Scriptures To Help You Overcome Anger

When my journey with God began, I had a really bad temper. It was easy for me to get mad and offended. I never knew another way to live and needed to overcome this obstacle. The technique I credit for helping me kick that bad habit is affirming scriptures about anger. I read them every day and kept them near my door. I didn’t let myself leave until I said those scriptures. Therefore, I put together a list of scriptures to help you overcome anger too.

All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.

Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.”

– Ephesians 4:26-27

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.”

– Ephesians 4:31

“But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.”

– Colossians 3:8

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

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”

– Mark 11:25

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.”

– Psalm 37:8

Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
For anger rests in the bosom of fools.”

– Ecclesiastes 7:9

A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.”

– Proverbs 14:17

A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.”

– Proverbs 15:1

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.”

– 2 Timothy 2:23

He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
But he who is impulsive exalts folly.”

– Proverbs 14:29

A wrathful man stirs up strife,
But he who is slow to anger allays contention.”

– Proverbs 15:18

A fool vents all his feelings,
But a wise man holds them back.”

– Proverbs 29:11

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

– James 1:19-20

Make no friendship with an angry man,
And with a furious man do not go,
Lest you learn his ways
And set a snare for your soul.”

– Proverbs 22:24-25


These lists are extremely beneficial to those who want to take their relationship with God to the next level. The reason why this technique works is that eventually, the bible verses make their way to your subconscious. When anger begins to rise up, so will God’s truth. Therefore, I hope you enjoyed this list of scriptures to help you overcome anger.

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