"Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools." Ecclesiastes 7:9. "He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated." Proverbs 14:17. "Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul." Proverbs 22:24-25. "An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression." Proverbs 29:22. "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1. "Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged." Colossians 3:21. "A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife." Proverbs 15:18. "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." Proverbs 16:32. "The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression." Proverbs 19:11. "A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again." Proverbs 19:19. "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." Psalms 37:7-11. "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God." James 1:19-20.
[God's Opinion Column #12 Approximately 350 Words. The above Bible verses were compiled by Louis A. Turk and were published in The Daily Press of Paso Robles, California in the late 1980's. Copyright by Louis A. Turk. May be freely used unmodified with inclusiony this paragraph.]