A word denoting the active feeling of God against sin, expressing in human categories an important attribute of God: that God is holy and righteous and rejects everything that is not. This rejection manifests itself in actual situations such as the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Deut 29:23
), the chastisement of Moses for his reluctance to obey (Exod 4:14
), and even the death of Uzzah for touching with profane hand the Ark of God (2Sam 6:7
). The wrath of God is thus a divine reaction to human provocation, not an arbitrary passion or animosity. Even in this reaction God is “slow to anger” (Ps 103:8
; Joel 2:13
). In the NT, wrath remains an essential part of Paul’s theology: he often mentions that human disobedience and transgression result in the coming of the wrath of God (Rom 1:18
; Rom 2:5
; Rom 2:8
; Rom 5:9
; Rom 9:22
; Eph 2:3
; Eph 5:6
; Col 3:6
; 1Thess 1:10
23all its soil burned out by sulfur and salt, nothing planted, nothing sprouting, unable to support any vegetation, like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, ... View more
14Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “What of your brother Aaron, the Levite? I know that he can speak fluently; even now he is c ... View more
7The anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there because he reached out his hand to the ark; and he died there beside the ark of God.
8The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
13rend your hearts and not your clothing.
Return to the Lord, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
and rel ... View more
The Guilt of Humankind
18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth ... View more
5But by your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath, when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
8while for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.
9Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God.
22What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction;
3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone ... View more
6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient.
6On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.
10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.