38 Bible Verses about Quarrels
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Conciliate with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
Where do the wars and disputes come from among you? From here that is to say, of your lusts which fight in your members? Ye covet and have not; ye murder, and have envy and cannot obtain; ye fight and war and have not that which ye desire because ye ask not.
For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him and would have killed him, but she could not;
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, worshipping him and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What dost thou desire? She said unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit the one on thy right hand and the other on the left in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.read more.
And he said unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared of my Father. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers.
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;read more.
and Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient, that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth, and that they may become converted out of the snare of the devil, in which they are captive to do his will.
forbearing one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a quarrel against another: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem others better than themselves, with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others.
And if men strive together and one smites another with a stone or with his fist and he dies not, but keeps his bed, if he rises again and walks abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be absolved, only he shall pay for the loss of his time and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife.
A continual dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hides her hides the wind, because the oil in his right hand cries out.
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men?
It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;
The night is past, and the day is come; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us clothe ourselves with the weapons of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not listen to the flesh, to fulfil its desires.
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,
If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but is driven mad concerning questions and controversy of words, of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt understanding, and destitute of the truth, using piety as a source of gain: from such withdraw thyself.
Counsel these things, charging them before the Lord. Strive not in words that profit nothing, but rather subvert the hearers.
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfect, joined together in the same understanding and in the same perception. For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. In other words, that each one of you says, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.
And there was a strife between the pastors of Abram's cattle and the pastors of Lot's cattle; and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land. Then Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee and between my pastors and thine, for we are brethren.
And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
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To release the waters (to speak rashly) is the beginning of contention; therefore, leave off strife before it gets started.