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Is Christian Anger Okay?
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Is Christian Anger Okay? In the book of Acts, Apostle Paul and Barnabas had contention (3948) over who went with them, which was resolved. The verses in the book of Ephesians written by Paul contains 2 similar yet different definitions for the words angry (3710) and anger (3709). The translations for these words are further down on this page.

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Acts 00556 15:37 - 40
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. (15:38) But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. (15:39) And the contention (3948) was so sharp (3948) between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; (15:40) And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

Ephesians 00092 4:26 - 31
Be ye angry (3710), and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (4:27) Neither give place to the devil. (4:28) Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. (4:29) Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (4:30) And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (4:31) Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger (3709), and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

2nd Timothy 00042 2:24 - 25
And the servant of the Lord must not strive (3164 dispute:--fight); but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, (2:25) In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;


contention: 3948 paroxusmos par-ox-oos-mos': from 3947 ("paroxysm"); incitement (to good), or dispute (in anger):--contention, provoke unto. GW 3947

angry: 3710 orgizo or-gid'-zo: from 3709; to provoke or enrage, i.e. (passively) become exasperated:--be angry (wroth). GW 3709

anger: 3709 orge or-gay': from 3713; properly, desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), i.e. (by analogy), violent passion (ire, or (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment:--anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath. GW 3713

strive: 3164 machomai makh'-om-ahee: middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, i.e. (figuratively) to quarrel, dispute:--fight, strive.

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