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Purpose: In order to understanding God's wrath we must define, describe and see the Biblical words used for wrath and anger.
God's wrath is that stored up or released anger against those who dare to defy God's judgments. "The wrath of God is the onslaught of the holy God asserting and establishing His absolute claim to dominion" (TDNT Vol 5, 407).
Many scriptures openly testify to God's anger. "So the anger of the LORD burned against them..." (Nu 12:9).
"All its (Israel's) land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath" (De 29:23).
"Then the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a prophet who said to him, "Why have you sought the gods of the people who have not delivered their own people from your hand?" (2Ch 25:15).
"And the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the sons of Ammon" (Jud 10:7).
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Several Hebrew words are used for 'wrath' with a typical broad range of meaning including:'wrath, indignation, sore, foaming; fury, poison.'' 'Wrath' is used 184 times in the NASB.
Several Hebrew words are used for'anger,' most notably the root word for nose (aph) which is connected to the expression of anger. 'Anger' is used 266 times and 'angry' 87 times in the whole of scriptures. (Note: Sometimes not used with reference to God).
The NT Greek word for wrath and anger is ogre, with a common root for orgy, intense and unrestrained indulgence or expression.
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