Wrath /raTH/ – Noun: extreme and vengeful anger.
Wrath is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and traces its roots back to pride (wounded pride, or pride involved in taking vengeance). See also our other topical WebDefs, such as the comprehensive post on sin, as well as the other "deadly" sins, including pride, greed, envy, gluttony, etc.
Select Bible Passages on Wrath
- Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every person be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. – James 1:19-20
- A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. – Proverbs 15:1
- A wrathful person stirreth up strife: but one that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. – Proverbs 15:18
- Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. – Psalm 37:8
- For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. – Romans 1:18
- Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. – Romans 12:19
- And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. – Luke 12:4-5
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