I will bridle my anger, trash my wrath, cool my pipes-it only makes
-PSALM 37:8 (THE MESSAGE)
I follow the example of the Lord, who is merciful and gracious, slow
to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.
I am slow to anger and have great understanding; I am not like he
who is hasty of spirit, exposing and exalting his folly.
I speak soft answers that turn away wrath, not grievous words that
stir up anger.
I am not a hot-tempered person who stirs up strife, but I am slow to
anger, appeasing contention.
Good sense makes me restrain my anger, and it is my glory to
overlook a transgression or an offense.
I am not quick in spirit to be angry or vexed, for anger and
vexation lodge in the bosom of fools.
When I am angry, I do not sin or let my wrath (my exasperation, my
fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.
I will let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage,
bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling
(brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive
or blasphemous language) be banished from me, with all malice
(spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
And I will become useful and helpful and kind to others,
tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted),
forgiving others [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave me.
Now I must get rid of all these things: anger, passion, and hateful
feelings. No insults or obscene talk must ever come from my lips.
-COLOSSIANS 3:8 (GNT)
I won't forget that it is best to listen much, speak little, and not
become angry; for anger doesn't make me good, as God demands that I
-JAMES 1:19-20 (TLB)