Is anger a sin?

Is anger a sinIf a person is feeling angry at someone is that person’s anger a sin? 

Being angry at times is a normal human emotion, and it is a trait we share with our Creator, God, Who exhibits anger toward sin. Therefore, it can be righteous or it can be unrighteous. The Bible says we may be angry so long as we do not sin through it: Is anger a sin

Ephesians 4:26 (NKJV)

26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,

Scripture also warns against being too quick to be angry:

Proverbs 15:1, 18 (NKJV)

A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

15 A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.

18 A wrathful man stirs up strife,  Is anger a sin

   But he who is slow to anger allays (calms) contention.

Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV)

32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.




“The author’s biblical interpretations and conclusions presented in this document rely on original teaching used by permission of Verse By Verse Ministry International (VBVMI). The author’s views may not represent the views of VBVMI, it’s Directors or staff. Original VBVMI teaching may be found at”


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