top of page

ANGRY


HEBREW UNDERSTANDING:

Result of search for "angry": 599 'anaph aw-naf' a primitive root; to breathe hard, i.e. be enraged:--be angry (displeased). 1149 bnac ben-as' (Aramaic) of uncertain affinity; to be enraged:--be angry.2194 za`am zaw-am' a primitive root; properly, to foam at the mouth, i.e. to be enraged:--abhor, abominable, (be) angry, defy, (have) indignation.2195 za`am zah'-am from 2194; strictly froth at the mouth, i.e. (figuratively) fury (especially of Yahuah's displeasure with sin):--angry, indignation, rage.2196 za`aph zaw-af' a primitive root; properly, to boil up, i.e. (figuratively) to be peevish or angry:--fret, sad, worse liking, be wroth.2198 za`eph zaw-afe' from 2196; angry:--displeased.2734 charah khaw-raw' a primitive root (Compare 2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy:--be angry, burn, be displeased, X earnestly, fret self, grieve, be (wax) hot, be incensed, kindle, X very, be wroth. See 8474.2787 charar khaw-rar' a primitive root; to glow, i.e. literally (to melt, burn, dry up) or figuratively (to show or incite passion:--be angry, burn, dry, kindle.3707 ka`ac kaw-as' a primitive root; to trouble; by implication, to grieve, rage, be indignant:--be angry, be grieved, take indignation, provoke (to anger, unto wrath), have sorrow, vex, be wroth.3708 ka`ac kah'-as or (in Job) kaoas {kah'-as}; from 3707; vexation: -anger, angry, grief, indignation, provocation, provoking, X sore, sorrow, spite, wrath.4751 mar mar or (feminine) marah {maw-raw'}; from 4843; bitter (literally or figuratively); also (as noun) bitterness, or (adverbially) bitterly:--+ angry, bitter(-ly, -ness), chafed, discontented, X great, heavy.5397 nshamah nesh-aw-maw' from 5395; a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal:--blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, spirit.6225 `ashan aw-shan' a primitive root; to smoke, whether literal or figurative:--be angry (be on a) smoke.7072 qannow' kan-no' for 7067; jealous or angry:--jealous.7602 sha'aph shaw-af' a primitive root; to inhale eagerly; figuratively, to cover; by implication, to be angry; also to hasten:--desire (earnestly), devour, haste, pant, snuff up, swallow up.


SCRIPTURE UNDERSTANDING: It’s one of the most common human emotions, and sometimes there’s good reason for it. Yet, if uncontrolled, anger can be very damaging to your mental and spiritual well-being ... and even your physical health. Thankfully, Yahusha's Word gives great guidance regarding this powerful emotion, whether you are on the giving or receiving end.

1) “An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression” (Proverbs 29:22). It’s so easy to make a mistake when your heart is filled with rage, to do or say things you will later regret.


2) “ ‘Be angry, and do not sin’: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26, 27). Often, it takes time to cool down after your anger has peaked, but the Bible advises you to release your anger as soon as possible to keep from sinning.


3) “A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back” (Proverbs 29:11). Restraint will benefit you much more than unleashing your feelings of anger.


4) “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). The next time someone comes at you with claws extended, try a gentle response.


5) “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Proverbs 16:32). One of your most potent weapons against anger is the attribute of patience.


6) “The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory is to overlook a transgression” (Proverbs 19:11). It takes wisdom and strength from above to let the discourtesy and rudeness of others pass without retaliation.


7) “A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a bribe behind the back, strong wrath” (Proverbs 21:14). If someone with whom you were angry gave you a nice gift, might it soften your heart?


8) “Rest in Yahusha, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth” (Psalm 37:8, 9). Even anger because of the temporary prosperity of the ungodly can have a negative effect on Yahusha's people and should be avoided.

9) “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of Alahim” (James 1:20). Here is the best reason for a follower of Yahusha to avoid anger.

10) “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth” (Colossians 3:8). Remember that every scriptural command is also a promise: Yahusha promises to give you the power to do what’s right!


Comments


FEATURED POSTS
RECENT POSTS