A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
~Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
~Matthew 6:14 (NIV)
A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly.
~Proverbs 14:29 (NIV)
Better a patient man than a warrior,
a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
~Proverbs 16:32 (NIV)
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.
~Proverbs 25:21-22 (NIV)
For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
~Hebrews 10:30 (NIV)