21 Bible Verses about Arguing
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Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
The Lord’s slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and living like unbelievers?
But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together, and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land. 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.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don’t they come from the cravings that are at war within you? You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.
For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[a] there may be quarreling,(A) jealousy,(B) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(C) slander,(D) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(E)
Better to live on the corner of a roof
than to share a house with a nagging wife.
But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
“Woe to the one who argues with his Maker—
one clay pot among many.
Does clay say to the one forming it,
‘What are you making?’
Or does your work say,
‘He has no hands’?
If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions, and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.
not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy—
A foolish son is his father’s ruin,
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.