Proverbs 14:29 NLB
29 People with understanding control their anger;
a hot temper shows great foolishness.
Proverbs 15:1 &18 NLB
1 A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.
18 A hot-tempered person starts fights;
a cool-tempered person stops them.
Proverbs 16:32 NLT
32 Better to be patient than powerful;
better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
Proverbs 19:11 & 19 NLT
11 Sensible people control their temper;
they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
19 Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty.
If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.
Proverbs 24:28 NLT
28 Don’t testify against your neighbors without cause;
don’t lie about them.
21 If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
Matthew 5:43-48 NLT
Teaching about Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. 47 If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
James 1:19 NLT
Listening and Doing
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Ephesians 4:26 NLB
26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,