wrath

The attitude of God towards sin and evil, the inevitable response of his holiness to human wickedness. In the OT sudden death or disaster was interpreted as the manifestation of God's wrath and reasons sought for it, as when Uzzah touched the Ark [[➝ ark]] with a profane hand (2 Sam. 6:7). God's wrath is not arbitrary or unjustifiable; always he is gracious and loving (Ps. 103:8), but his love sometimes seems like anger to those who experience it. Paul maintains belief in the wrath of God (Rom. 1:18; Eph. 2:3; 1 Thess. 1:10) but the NT emphasizes that ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8). God's forbearance to the sinner is no less than his wrath against sin, though it is not to be evaded that the NT also speaks of a Day of Wrath, of irrevocable judgement [[➝ Judgement]] (Matt. 25:31–45).

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  • Wrath — (?; 277), n. [OE. wrathe, wra[thorn][thorn]e, wrethe, wr[ae][eth][eth]e, AS. wr[=ae][eth][eth]o, fr. wr[=a][eth] wroth; akin to Icel. rei[eth]i wrath. See {Wroth}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrath — Wrath …   Википедия

  • wrath — wrath·ful; wrath·ful·ly; wrath·ful·ness; wrath·i·ly; wrath; …   English syllables

  • wrath — [rɔθ US ræθ] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: wrAththo, from wrath angry ] formal extreme anger ▪ He was scared of incurring his father s wrath …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wrath — wrath, wrathful, wroth Wrath is an archaic or literary noun meaning ‘anger’, and is pronounced rawth or roth, or in AmE rath. Wrathful is the corresponding adjective meaning ‘angry’. Wroth is also an adjective, and is always used predicatively, i …   Modern English usage

  • wrath|y — «RATH ee, RAHTH ; especially British R thee», adjective, wrath|i|er, wrath|i|est. = wrathful. (Cf. ↑wrathful) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wrath — Wrath, a. See {Wroth}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wrath — Wrath, v. t. To anger; to enrage; also used impersonally. [Obs.] I will not wrathen him. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] If him wratheth, be ywar and his way shun. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrath — [rath, räth; ] chiefly Brit [ rôth] n. [ME wraththe < OE wræththo < wrath,WROTH] 1. intense anger; rage; fury 2. any action carried out in great anger, esp. for punishment or vengeance adj. Archaic wrathful SYN. ANGER …   English World dictionary

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