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Matthew 12:25

And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.

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2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Strife » Causes of » Forbidden

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Strife » Causes of » In the church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

1 Corinthians 1:11

For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

Genesis 21:10

Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."

More verses: Proverbs 27:15

Strife » Causes of » General examples of

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Genesis 26:20

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Acts 23:9

And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

Deuteronomy 1:12

'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you? Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another, Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.

More verses: Proverbs 3:30

Strife » Ministers should » Reprove

1 Corinthians 1:11

For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.

1 Corinthians 11:17-18

But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

"Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress.

Jeremiah 51:46

"Now so that your heart does not grow faint, And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land-- For the report will come one year, And after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler--

Mark 13:7

"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

Luke 21:10-11

Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Strife » Christ, an example of avoiding

1 Peter 2:23

and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

Matthew 12:15-19

But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all, and warned them not to tell who He was. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: read more.
"BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES. "HE WILL NOT QUARREL, NOR CRY OUT; NOR WILL ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE STREETS.

Luke 9:52-56

and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him. But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem. When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" read more.
But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them."] And they went on to another village.

Strife » Saints should » Submit to wrong rather than engage in

1 Corinthians 6:7

Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

Matthew 5:39-40

"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. "If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also.

Strife » Ministers should » Warn against

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

Strife » Shameful in saints

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Strife » Excited by » Wrath

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Proverbs 18:19

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a citadel.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid

Strife » Excited by » Curious questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

Strife » Who stirs up strife

Proverbs 28:25

An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

Proverbs 3:30

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

Strife » Saints should » Praise God for protection from

Psalm 18:43

You have delivered me from the contentions of the people; You have placed me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

2 Samuel 22:44

"You have also delivered me from the contentions of my people; You have kept me as head of the nations; A people whom I have not known serve me.

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.

Strife » Saints should » Seek God's protection from

Psalm 35:1

Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

Jeremiah 18:19

Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what my opponents are saying!

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

"If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed,

Exodus 21:22

"If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

James 3:16

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp. The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)

Strife » Existed in primitive church

1 Corinthians 1:11

For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.

Strife » Instances of » Disciples, over who could be the greatest

Luke 22:24

And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.

Mark 9:34

But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.

Strife » Exemplified » Judah and israel

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why had our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over the Jordan?" Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's expense, or has anything been taken for us?" But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Strife » Saints should » Do all things without

Strife » Instances of » The corinthian Christians

1 Corinthians 1:11-12

For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you. Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ."

1 Corinthians 6:6

but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you? Argue your case with your neighbor, And do not reveal the secret of another, Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evil report about you will not pass away.

Strife » Saints should » Not act from

Strife » Saints should » Avoid questions that lead to

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

Strife » Excited by » A contentious disposition

Proverbs 26:21

Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » Causes of » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Strife » Leads to » Mutual destruction

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Strife » Leads to » Injustice

Habakkuk 1:3-4

Why do You make me see iniquity, And cause me to look on wickedness? Yes, destruction and violence are before me; Strife exists and contention arises. Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.

Strife » What brings forth strife

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter, And pressing the nose brings forth blood; So the churning of anger produces strife.

Strife » The beginning of strife

Strife » Those that love strife

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Proverbs 26:20

For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.

Strife » Who appeases strife

Strife » How to rid strife

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Who sows strife

Strife » Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it

Strife » Evidences a love of transgression

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Appeased by slowness to anger

Strife » A work of the flesh

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,

Strife » Exemplified » Herdmen of gerar and of isaac

Genesis 26:20

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob became angry and contended with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, "What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. read more.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Strife » Temporal blessing embittered by

Strife » It is honorable to cease from

Strife » Fools engage in

Strife » Saints should » Not walk in

Strife » Instances of » Israel and judah, about david

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, "Why had our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away, and brought the king and his household and all David's men with him over the Jordan?" Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative to us. Why then are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king's expense, or has anything been taken for us?" But the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, "We have ten parts in the king, therefore we also have more claim on David than you. Why then did you treat us with contempt? Was it not our advice first to bring back our king?" Yet the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Exemplified

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Paul and barnabas, about mark

Acts 15:38-39

But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.

Strife » Instances of » Isaac's and those of gerar

Genesis 26:20-22

the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah. He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Strife » Hypocrites make religion a pretence for

Isaiah 58:4

"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.

Strife » Instances of » Pharisees and sadducees, concerning the general resurrection

Acts 23:7-10

As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" read more.
And as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.

Strife » Exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 15:39

And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.

Strife » Leads to » Confusion and every evil work

James 3:16

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Strife » Punishment for

Psalm 55:9

Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Strife » Instances of » Between abraham and lot's herdsmen

Genesis 13:6-7

And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the sons of Ammon without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you." Jephthah said to them, "I and my people were at great strife with the sons of Ammon; when I called you, you did not deliver me from their hand. "When I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hands and crossed over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?" read more.
Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought Ephraim; and the men of Gilead defeated Ephraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of Ephraim, O Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh." The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan opposite Ephraim. And it happened when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead would say to him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he said, "No," then they would say to him, "Say now, 'Shibboleth.'" But he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it correctly. Then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. Thus there fell at that time 42,000 of Ephraim.

Strife » Exemplified » Pharisees and sadducees

Acts 23:7

As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.

Strife » Instances of » Jews, concerning jesus

John 10:19

A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words.

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.

Strife » Excited by » Lusts

James 4:1

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

Strife » Instances of » Abimelech's

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob became angry and contended with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, "What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?

Strife » Instances of » Christians at antioch (in syria), about circumcision

Acts 15:2

And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and his brothers

Judges 11:2

Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, "You shall not have an inheritance in our father's house, for you are the son of another woman."

Strife » Instances of » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

'How can I alone bear the load and burden of you and your strife?



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