Proverb 14:17 (NLT) Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

Proverb 14:29 (NLT) People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

Proverb 15:1 (NLT) A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

Proverb 15:8 (NLT) The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright.

Proverb 16:32 (ESV) Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverb 19:11 (NLT) Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Proverb 20:2 (NLT) The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar; to rouse his anger is to risk your life.

Proverb 21:14 (NLT) A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

Proverb 21:19 (NLT) It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.

Proverb 22:8 (NLT) Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will come to an end.

Proverb 22:24 (NLT) Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people

Proverb 25:23 (NLT) As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!

Proverb 27:4 (NLT) Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.

Proverb 29:22 (NLT) An angry person starts fights; a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 (NLT) Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NLT) And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.

Ephesians 4:31 (NLT) Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.

Colossians 3:8 (NLT) But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.

Colossians 3:21 (NLT) Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

Psalm 37:8 (NLT) Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.

Psalm 103:8 (NLT) The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.



I am controlled by the Holy Spirit. His presence in my life empowers me with patience with my family. His presence in my life empowers me with patience with my spouse. His presence in my life empowers me with patience with my children. His presence in my life empowers me with patience with my coworkers.

I have an awesome advantage, for greater is He who is in me than other people and their impatience. 

My body language reflects God’s peace! My body obeys me, I’m in charge of my hands, feet, and mouth. 

I direct anger toward positive solutions and toward the person/people who have irritated me. I’m completely aware that the manner in which I handle this person/situation is sowing seeds for a harvest later! I am quick to think… slow to speak… very slow to anger! I am self-controlled, my personality is Holy Spirit directed. I am led by the Lord! Patience is my friend!