Matatyahu (Matthew) 12:43-45 “Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. (44) “Then it says, ‘I shall return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and decorated. (45) “Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
Ephesians 4:26-27 “Be angry, but do not sin.” Do not let the sun go down on your rage, (27) nor give place to the devil.
Shepherd of Hermas Mandate 5
1:1 “Be thou long-suffering and understanding,” He saith, “and thou shalt have the mastery over all evil deeds, and shalt work all righteousness.
1:2 For if thou art long-suffering, the Set-apart Spirit that abideth in thee shall be pure, not being darkened by another evil spirit, but dwelling in a large room shall rejoice and be glad with the vessel in which He dwelleth, and shall serve Aluahim with much cheerfulness, having prosperity in himself.
1:3 But if any angry temper approach, forthwith the Set-apart Spirit, being delicate, is straitened, not having [the] place clear, and seeketh to retire from the place; for He is being choked by the evil spirit, and has no room to minister unto YAHUAH, as He desireth, being polluted by angry temper. For YAHUAH dwelleth in long-suffering, but the devil in angry temper.
1:4 Thus that both the spirits then should be dwelling together is inconvenient and evil for that man in whom they dwell.
1:5 For if you take a little wormwood, and pour it into a jar of honey, is not the whole of the honey spoiled, and all that honey ruined by a very small quantity of wormwood? For it destroyeth the sweetness of the honey, and it no longer hath the same attraction for the owner, because it is rendered bitter and hath lost its use. But if the wormwood be not put into the honey, the honey is found sweet and becomes useful to its owner.
1:6 Thou seest [then] that long-suffering is very sweet, beyond the sweetness of honey, and is useful to YAHUAH, and He dwelleth in it. But angry temper is bitter and useless. If then angry temper be mixed with long-suffering, long-suffering is polluted and the man’s intercession is no longer useful to Aluahim.”
1:7 “I would fain know, Sir,” say I, “the working of angry temper, that I may guard myself from it.” “Yea, verily,” saith He, “if thou guard not thyself from it–thou and thy family–thou hast lost all thy hope. But guard thyself from it; for I am with thee. Yea, and all men shall hold aloof from it, as many as have repented with their whole heart. For I will be with them and will preserve them; for they all were justified by the Most Set-apart Messenger.
2:1 “Hear now,” saith He, “the working of angry temper, how evil it is, and how it subverteth the servants of Aluahim by its own working, and how it leadeth them astray from righteousness. But it doth not lead astray them that are full in the belief, nor can it work upon them, because the power of YAHUAH is with them; but them that are empty and double-minded it leadeth astray.
2:2 For when it seeth such men in prosperity it insinuates itself into the heart of the man, and for no cause whatever the man or the woman is embittered on account of worldly matters, either about meats, or some triviality, or about some friend, or about giving or receiving, or about follies of this kind. For all these things are foolish and vain and senseless and inexpedient for the servants of Aluahim.
2:3 But long-suffering is great and strong, and has a mighty and vigorous power, and is prosperous in great enlargement, gladsome, exultant, free from care, esteeming YAHUAH at every season, having no bitterness in itself, remaining always gentle and tranquil. This long-suffering therefore dwelleth with those whose belief is perfect.
2:4 But angry temper is in the first place foolish, vain and senseless; then from foolishness is engendered bitterness, and from bitterness wrath, and from wrath anger, and from anger spite; then spite being composed of all these evil elements becometh a great sin and incurable.
2:5 For when all these spirits dwell in one vessel, where the Set-apart Spirit also dwelleth, that vessel cannot contain them, but overfloweth.
2:6 The delicate spirit therefore, as not being accustomed to dwell with an evil spirit nor with harshness, departeth from a man of that kind, and seeketh to dwell with gentleness and tranquillity.
2:7 Then, when it hath removed from that man, in whom it dwells, that man becometh emptied of the righteous spirit, and henceforward, being filled with the evil spirits, he is unstable in all his actions, being dragged about hither and thither by the evil spirits, and is altogether blinded and bereft of his good intent. Thus then it happeneth to all persons of angry temper.
2:8 Refrain therefore from angry temper, the most evil of evil spirits. But clothe thyself in long-suffering, and resist angry temper and bitterness, and thou shalt be round in company with the set-apartness which is beloved of YAHUAH. See then that thou never neglect this commandment; for if thou master this commandment, thou shalt be able likewise to keep the remaining commandments, which I am about to give thee. Be strong in them and endowed with power; and let all be endowed with power, as many as desire to walk in them.”