Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References


Proverbs 17:19
One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
Proverbs 26:21
As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Proverbs 29:22
An angry man stirs up conflict,
and a hot-tempered man increases rebellion.
Judges 12:1
The men of Ephraim were called together and crossed the Jordan to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why have you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but didn’t call us to go with you? We will burn your house down with you in it!”
2 Samuel 2:14
Then Abner said to Joab, “Let’s have the young men get up and compete in front of us.”

“Let them get up,” Joab replied.
2 Samuel 19:41
Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, “Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David’s men?”
2 Samuel 20:1
Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:

We have no portion in David,
no inheritance in Jesse’s son.
Each man to his tent, Israel!
2 Chronicles 10:14
and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I, with barbed whips.”
2 Chronicles 13:17
Then Abijah and his people struck them with a mighty blow, and 500,000 choice men of Israel were killed.
2 Chronicles 25:17
King Amaziah of Judah took counsel and sent word to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us meet face to face.”
2 Chronicles 28:6
Pekah son of Remaliah killed 120,000 in Judah in one day—all brave men—because they had abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors.


Proverbs 13:10
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
Proverbs 14:29
A patient person shows great understanding,
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
Proverbs 16:32
Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.
Proverbs 19:11
A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
Proverbs 20:3
It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute,
but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
Proverbs 25:8
Don’t take a matter to court hastily.
Otherwise, what will you do afterward
if your opponent humiliates you?
Genesis 13:8
Then Abram said to Lot, “Please, let’s not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.
Judges 8:1
The men of Ephraim said to him, “Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?” And they argued with him violently.
Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning;
a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit.
Matthew 5:39
But I tell you, don’t resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
Acts 6:1
In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.
Acts 15:2
But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.
Romans 12:18
If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
2 Timothy 2:23
But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.
James 3:14
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

General references

Proverbs 3:30
Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 26:4
Don’t answer a fool according to his foolishness
or you’ll be like him yourself.

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