"Do not have companionship with anyone given to anger; (1)  and with a man having fits of rage you must not enter in, that you may not get familiar with his paths and certainly take a snare for your soul."  (Prov 22:24,25).

"He that is slow to anger is better than a mighty man, and he that is controlling his spirit than the one capturing a city."  (Prov 16:32).

"Like a city that has burst out of its confining walls (breached and left unwalled. Footnote) is a man who cannot control his temper."  (Prov 25:28 NEB).

"A stupid man gives free reign to his anger; a wise man waits and lets it grow cool."  (Prov 29:11 NEB).

"The insight of a man certainly slows down his anger, and it is beauty on his part to pass over transgression."  (Prov 19:11).

"Anyone can see the kind of behaviour that belongs to the lower nature… a contentious temper... fits of rage... I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who behave in such ways will never inherit the Kingdom of God."  (From Gal 5:19-21 NEB).

"Because of these, God's dreadful Judgement is impending; and in the life you once lived these are the ways you yourselves followed. But now you must yourselves lay aside all anger, passion, malice... have done with them!"  (From Col 3:6-8 NEB).

"But each of you must be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to be angry. For a man's anger cannot promote the justice of God."  (From James 1:19,20 NEB).

"Unjust rage (2) can never be excused; when anger tips the scale it is a man's downfall. Until the right time comes, a patient man restrains himself, and afterwards cheerfulness breaks through again; until the right moment he keeps his thoughts to himself, and later his good sense is on everyone's lips."  (Eccus 1:22-24 NEB).

"If possible, as far as it depends upon you, be peaceable with all men. Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath;  for it is written: "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah." But, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals upon his head." Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good."  (Rom 12:18  21).

"If you are angry, do not let anger lead you into sin; do not let sunset find you still nursing it;  leave no loop-hole for the devil."  (Eph 4:26,27 NEB).

"Have done with spite and passion, all angry shouting and cursing, and bad feeling of every kind. Be generous to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you."  (Eph 4:31,32 NEB).

"It is the foolishness of an earthling man that distorts his way, and so his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah Himself."  (Prov 19:3).

"God saw what they did, and how they abandoned their wicked ways, and He repented and did not bring upon them the disaster He had threatened. Jonah was greatly displeased and angry, and he prayed to the Lord: 'This, O Lord, is what I feared when I was in my own country, and to forestall it I tried to escape to Tarshish; I knew that thou art "a God gracious and compassionate, long suffering and ever constant, and always willing to repent of the disaster". And now, Lord, take my life: I should be better dead than alive.' 'Are you so angry?' said the Lord... Then the Lord God ordained that a climbing gourd should grow up over his head to throw its shade over him and relieve his distress, and Jonah was grateful for the gourd. But at dawn the next day God ordained that a worm should attack the gourd, and it withered; and at sunrise God ordained that a scorching wind should blow up from the east. The sun beat down on Jonah's head till he grew faint. Then he prayed for death and said, 'I should be better dead than alive.' At  this  God said to Jonah, 'Are you so angry over the gourd?' 'Yes,' he answered, 'mortally angry.' The Lord said, 'You are sorry for the gourd, though you did not have the trouble of growing it, a plant which came up in a night and withered in a night. And should not I be sorry for the great city of Nineveh, and its hundred and twenty thousand who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and cattle without number?'"  (From Jonah 3:10 to 4:11 NEB).



Hot displeasure, often involving a desire for retaliation and excited
by a sense of wrong.

(2) UNJUST RAGE:  Violent anger not in accordance with the principles of justice.