It is an honour for a man to cease from strife, but every fool will be meddling.
1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go unto judgment before the unjust, and not before the saints?
leave thy gift there before the altar, and go; first restore friendship with thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
To release the waters (to speak rashly) is the beginning of contention; therefore, leave off strife before it gets started.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
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.
The lot causes contentions to cease and decides between the mighty.
And there was also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
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 apostles and elders came together to consider of this matter.
For who shall be the woe? for who shall be the woe? for who contention? for who quarrels? for who the wounds without cause? who shall have redness of eyes?
The foundations shall be destroyed. What has the righteous done?
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them but gave the men children their lives.
And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit and watching in this with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints
Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand firm against the wiles of the devil.
Then Joseph her husband, being just and not willing to expose her publicly, desired to leave her secretly.
Or what king going to make war against another king does not sit down first and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
The LORD is in the temple of his holiness, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
And in controversy they shall stand to judge; and they shall judge it according to my rights; and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my solemn assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
And the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
And one of the crowd said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself and do not uncover the secret to another
Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, with winds of whirlwinds: this shall be the portion of their cup.
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast refined us as silver is refined.
For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it not be done. Now, therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.
He shall then set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom and shall do upright things with him, and he shall give him a daughter of his women to persuade her, but she shall not stand, neither be for him.
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.
saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? We have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him.
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come here to torment us before the time?
The LORD tries the righteous, but the wicked and he that loves violence his soul hates.
And he said, No, but I am the Prince of the host of the LORD; now I am come. Then Joshua falling upon his face in the earth worshipped him and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his slave?
After this he shall turn his face unto the isles and shall take many, but a prince shall cause him to cease his affront and shall even turn his reproach upon him.
And when he was come into the temple, the princes of the priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
2 Samuel 21:15
And the Philistines made war again with Israel; and David went down, and his slaves with him, and fought against the Philistines; and David became weary.
For, behold, the wicked bend their bow; they make ready their arrow upon the string that they may secretly shoot at the upright in heart.
I put my trust in the LORD put I: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said unto him, That which thou shalt do, do it more quickly.
with the kings and the counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;
For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance beholds the upright.
Though he slay me, yet I will trust in him; but I will defend my ways before him.
And profited in Judaism above many of my equals in my own nation, being exceedingly more zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
Stand firm, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate, of righteousness,
above all, taking the shield of faith, with which ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain other of them should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in dreams, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.