Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding anger, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, fury, hatred, ill temper, impatience, indignation, infuriation, ire, outrage, rage, resentment, strife, temper, violence, wrath

See also proverbs regarding milder disputes and friction

  1. Do not accuse anyone without legitimate cause, if he has not treated you wrongly.

    Prov. 3:30 (read whole chapter)

  2. For they eat bread gained from wickedness and drink wine obtained from violence.

    Prov. 4:17 (read whole chapter)

  3. Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.

    Prov. 10:12 (read whole chapter)

  4. With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

    Prov. 13:10 (read whole chapter)

  5. A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

    Prov. 15:1 (read whole chapter)

  6. Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hatred.
    A quick-tempered person stirs up dissension, but one who is slow to anger calms a quarrel.

    Prov. 15:17-18 (read whole chapter)

  7. A violent person entices his neighbor, and leads him down a path that is terrible.

    Prov. 16:29 (read whole chapter)

  8. Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

    Prov. 17:1 (read whole chapter)

  9. Starting a quarrel is like letting out water; stop it before strife breaks out!

    Prov. 17:14 (read whole chapter)

  10. A person with great anger bears the penalty, but if you deliver him from it once, you will have to do it again.

    Prov. 19:19 (read whole chapter)

  11. It is an honor for a person to cease from strife, but every fool quarrels.

    Prov. 20:3 (read whole chapter)

  12. Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance.

    Prov. 20:18 (read whole chapter)

  13. Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?

    Prov. 25:8 (read whole chapter)

  14. The north wind brings forth rain, and a gossiping tongue brings forth an angry look.

    Prov. 25:23 (read whole chapter)

  15. Where there is no wood, a fire goes out, and where there is no gossip, contention ceases.
    Like charcoal is to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious person to kindle strife.
    The words of a gossip are like delicious morsels; they go down into a person's innermost being.
    Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
    The one who hates others disguises it with his lips, but he stores up deceit within him.
    When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for there are seven abominations within him.

    Prov. 26:20-25 (read whole chapter)

  16. A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but vexation by a fool is more burdensome than the two of them.
    Wrath is cruel and anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

    Prov. 27:3-4 (read whole chapter)

  17. The greedy person stirs up dissension, but the one who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

    Prov. 28:25 (read whole chapter)

  18. Bloodthirsty people hate someone with integrity; as for the upright, they seek his life.

    Prov. 29:10 (read whole chapter)

  19. An angry person stirs up dissension, and a wrathful person is abounding in transgression.

    Prov. 29:22 (read whole chapter)

  20. For as the churning of milk produces butter and as punching the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.

    Prov. 30:33 (read whole chapter)


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