'Contention' in the Bible
And Abram said to Lot, I pray thee let there be no contention between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.
And the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he named the well Esek [contention] because they quarreled with him.
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?
And all the people were in contention throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines, and now he has fled out of the land for Absalom.
You make us an object of contention to our neighbors, And our enemies laugh among themselves.
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.
A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Better is a dry morsel in peace than the house of contention full of sacrifices for a feast.
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Better to dwell on the corner of a roof than [to] share a house with a woman of contention.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Better to live upon the corner of a roof than [with] a woman of contention and [in a] shared house.
Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops.
Dripping constantly on a day of heavy rain and a woman of contention are alike.
Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat.
An angry man stirreth up contention, And a furious man is multiplying transgression.
Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.
You fast [with] contention and strife to strike viciously with [your] fist. You cannot fast as [you do] today, [hoping] to make your voice heard on high.
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no faithfulness, love, pity and mercy, or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land.
Yet let no man strive, neither let any man reprove [another -- "do not waste your time in mutual recriminations], for with you is My contention, O priest.
The Lord has also a controversy (a pleading contention) with Judah, and will punish Jacob by visiting upon him according to his ways; according to his doings will He recompense him.
Hear, O mountains, the Lord's controversy, and you strong and enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with His people, and He will [pleadingly] contend with Israel.
Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
Yes, he will indeed rebuild the Temple of the LORD, and he will exalt its majesty by sitting and ruling on his throne. He will serve as priest on his throne, and no contention will exist between them.
And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;
If, however, Demetrius and the mechanics who support his contention have a grievance against any one, there are Assize-days and there are Proconsuls: let the persons interested accuse one another.
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;
Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.
For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
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