What the scriptures say about
ire, wrath
Also see: avenge
Bible Themes: God, anger of

ANGER in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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Exodus 34:6-7 - Yahweh passed by before him [Moses], and proclaimed,
“Yahweh! Yahweh, a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children’s children, on the third and on the fourth generation.”

Numbers 14:18 - ‘Yahweh is slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, forgiving iniquity and disobedience; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation.’
Proverbs 29:8 - Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
Proverbs 29:11 - A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
Genesis 4:4-7 - Yahweh corrected Cain; he could do well or, if he didn't rule over his anger, sin would result

ANGER [Easton Bible Dictionary]

The emotion of instant displeasure on account of something evil that presents itself to our view. In itself it is an original susceptibility of our nature, just as love is, and is not necessarily sinful. It may, however, become sinful when causeless, or excessive, or protracted (Matthew 5:22; Ephesians 4:26; Colossians 3:8). As ascribed to God, it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Psalms 7:11).

ANGER [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

In the Old Testament, the translation of several Hebrew words, especially of 'aph (lit. "nostril," "countenance"), which is used some 45 times of human, 177 times of Divine, anger (OHL).

The word occurs rarely in the New Testament (Mark 3:5; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; Revelation 14:10), its place being taken by the word "wrath" (see WRATH, (ANGER) ).

As a translation of words denoting God's "anger," the English word is unfortunate so far as it may seem to imply selfish, malicious or vindictive personal feeling.

The anger of God is the response of His holiness to outbreaking sin. Particularly when it culminates in action is it rightly called His "wrath."

The Old Testament doctrine of God's anger is contained in many passages in the Pentateuch, Psalms and the Prophets. In Proverbs men are dissuaded from anger (Proverbs 15:1; 27:4), and the "slow to anger" is commended (Revelation 15:8; 16:21; 19:11). Christians are enjoined to put away the feeling of self-regarding, vindictive anger (Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8), and to cherish no desire of personal revenge (Ephesians 4:26).

F. K. Farr

ANGER [Thompson Chain Reference]
# Of God

    * Exodus 4:14
    * Numbers 11:1
    * Numbers 12:9
    * Numbers 22:22
    * Numbers 25:3
    * Numbers 32:13
    * Deuteronomy 9:20
    * Joshua 7:1
    * Judges 2:14
    * 2 Samuel 24:1
    * 1 Kings 14:15
    * 1 Kings 15:30
    * 1 Kings 16:2
    * 1 Kings 16:26
    * 1 Kings 16:33
    * 1 Kings 22:53
    * 2 Kings 13:3
    * 2 Kings 17:11
    * 2 Kings 23:19
    * 1 Chronicles 13:10
    * 2 Chronicles 28:25
    * Psalms 7:11
    * Isaiah 1:4
    * Hosea 12:14
    * SEE Indignation
    * SEE Divine; Vengeance
    * SEE God 

# Of Man, forbidden

    * Psalms 37:8
    * Proverbs 14:17
    * Proverbs 16:32
    * Proverbs 19:11
    * Proverbs 22:24
    * Proverbs 27:4
    * Ecclesiastes 7:9
    * Matthew 5:22
    * Colossians 3:8
    * Titus 1:7
    * James 1:19
    * SEE Wrath; Man's 

# Righteous

    * SEE Indignation 

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