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Theasaurus: Contentiousness

13 Bible Verses about Contentiousness

Most Relevant Verses

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another [in partisan strife], be careful that you [and your whole fellowship] are not consumed by one another.

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.

Proverbs 18:6

A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 26:21

As coals are to hot embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to inflame strife.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do You show me iniquity and wrong, and Yourself look upon or cause me to see perverseness and trouble? For destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention arises.

Proverbs 21:18

The wicked become a ransom for the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and the treacherous for the upright [because the wicked themselves fall into the traps and pits they have dug for the good].

Proverbs 21:20

There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.

Proverbs 25:24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than to share a house with a disagreeing, quarrelsome, and scolding woman.

From Thematic Bible


Contentiousness » The contentious spirit

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves strife and is quarrelsome loves transgression and involves himself in guilt; he who raises high his gateway and is boastful and arrogant invites destruction.

Proverbs 26:21

As coals are to hot embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to inflame strife.

Fools » Characteristics of » Contentiousness

Proverbs 18:6

A [self-confident] fool's lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.