To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.
But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slanders, evil suspicions,
1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy-
2 Timothy 2:14
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.
2 Timothy 2:24
The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient,
Now I implore you, brothers, watch out for those who cause dissensions and pitfalls contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them;
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy.
It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel.
But let no one dispute; let no one argue, for My case is against you priests.
Slaves are to be submissive to their masters in everything, and to be well-pleasing, not talking back
to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people.
Don't fight with them, for I will not give you any of their land, not even an inch of it, because I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as [his] possession.
The Lord said to me, 'Show no hostility toward Moab, and do not provoke them to battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, since I have given Ar as a possession to the descendants of Lot.' "
When you get close to the Ammonites, don't show any hostility to them or fight with them, for I will not give you any of the Ammonites' land as a possession; I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot.' "