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7 Bible Verses That Show Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

7 Bible Verses That Show Righteous and Unrighteous Anger

Anger can be a the most intense, destructive and unhealthy emotions we can have. If it is not handled properly, it can change our lives forever. Anger can be caused from many different things we go through in life such as, work, family, relationships, or even from someone else's wrong doing. Without resolving the problem, anger can have someone destroy something.

The Bible speaks about two different types of anger and gives examples. There is righteous and unrighteous anger, and there are different ways to deal with them as Christians. We should ask that God change our hearts and allow Him to mold us into a follower to carry His gospel to the world.

Below are 7 Bible verses about anger:

Righteous Anger:

Psalms 7:11 - (KJV) God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

2 Kings 17:18 - Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.

John 2:13-16 - The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade."

1 Kings 11:9,10 - And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the LORD commanded.

Unrighteous Anger:

Psalms 37:8 - Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Proverbs 15:18 - A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Genesis 4:5-8 - but for Cain and his offering he [the LORD] had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. The LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it." Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.

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