Proverbs on Anger

(Prov. 3:31-32) Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, 32 for the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.

(Prov. 14:3) A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

(Prov. 14:16-17) The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure. 17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

(Prov. 14:29) Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

(Prov. 15:18) A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

(Prov. 17:14) Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

(Prov. 17:24) A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

(Prov. 19:19) A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.

(Prov. 29:11) Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

(Prov. 29:22) An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.