The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?
And that you may take pride in being quiet and doing your business, working with your hands as we gave you orders;
Then Abram said to Lot, Let there be no argument between me and you, and between my herdmen and your herdmen, for we are brothers.
And the men of Ephraim came and said to him, Why did you not send for us when you went to war against Midian? And they said sharp and angry words to him.
Now the men of Ephraim came together and took up arms and went over to Zaphon; and they said to Jephthah, Why did you go over to make war against the children of Ammon without sending for us to go with you? Now we will put your house on fire over you.
And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men give a test of their strength before us. And Joab said, Let them do so.
Then the men of Israel came to the king and said, Why have our countrymen of Judah taken you away in secret and come over Jordan with the king and all his family, because all his people are David's men?
But gave them the answer put forward by the young men, saying, My father made your yoke hard, but I will make it harder; my father gave you punishment with whips, but I will give it with snakes.
And Abijah and his people put them to death with great destruction: five hundred thousand of the best of Israel were put to the sword.
Then Amaziah, king of Judah, acting on the suggestion of his servants, sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us have a meeting face to face.
For Pekah, the son of Remaliah, in one day put to death a hundred and twenty thousand men of Judah, all of them good fighting-men; because they had given up the Lord, the God of their fathers.
He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.
By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.
He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
The lover of fighting is a lover of sin: he who makes high his doorway is looking for destruction.
A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.
Like breath on coals and wood on fire, so a man given to argument gets a fight started.
The end of a thing is better than its start, and a gentle spirit is better than pride.
But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned.
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was increasing, protests were made by the Greek Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were not taken care of in the distribution of food every day.
And after Paul and Barnabas had had no little argument and discussion with them, the brothers made a decision to send Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them to the Apostles and the rulers of the church at Jerusalem about this question.
And put away foolish and uncontrolled questionings, seeing that they are a cause of trouble.
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.