An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth.
1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any one of you, having a matter with the other, go to be judged before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go -- first be reconciled to thy brother, and then having come bring thy gift.
The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
and if he may not hear, take with thee yet one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may stand.
'Be agreeing with thy opponent quickly, while thou art in the way with him, that the opponent may not deliver thee to the judge, and the judge may deliver thee to the officer, and to prison thou mayest be cast,
The lot causeth contentions to cease, And between the mighty it separateth.
And there happened also a strife among them -- who of them is accounted to be greater.
be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,
A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled is wisdom.
if we may live in the Spirit, in the Spirit also we may walk;
And Abram saith unto Lot, 'Let there not, I pray thee, be strife between me and thee, and between my shepherds and thy shepherds, for we are men -- brethren.
And there were gathered together the apostles and the elders, to see about this matter,
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? who hath plaint? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?
When the foundations are destroyed, The righteous -- what hath he done?
And the midwives fear God, and have not done as the king of Egypt hath spoken unto them, and keep the lads alive;
and the helmet of the salvation receive, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the saying of God,
through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints --
put on the whole armour of God, for your being able to stand against the wiles of the devil,
and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
'Or what king going on to engage with another king in war, doth not, having sat down, first consult if he be able with ten thousand to meet him who with twenty thousand is coming against him?
Jehovah is in his holy temple: Jehovah -- in the heavens is His throne. His eyes see -- His eyelids try the sons of men.
And concerning controversy, they stand up for judgment; with My judgments they judge it; and My law and My statutes in all My appointed places they keep; and My sabbaths they sanctify.
And a spirit hath lifted me up, and doth take me away, and I go bitterly, in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of Jehovah on me is strong.
And a certain one said to him, out of the multitude, 'Teacher, say to my brother to divide with me the inheritance.'
Thy cause plead with thy neighbour, And the secret counsel of another reveal not,
He poureth on the wicked snares, fire, and brimstone, And a horrible wind is the portion of their cup.
For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver.
for all of them are making us afraid, saying, 'Their hands are too feeble for the work, and it is not done;' and now, strengthen Thou my hands.
And he setteth his face to go in with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; and he hath wrought, and the daughter of women he giveth to him, to corrupt her; and she doth not stand, nor is for him.
and there is a strife between those feeding Abram's cattle and those feeding Lot's cattle; and the Canaanite and the Perizzite are then dwelling in the land.
saying, 'Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'
and lo, they cried out, saying, 'What -- to us and to thee, Jesus, Son of God? didst thou come hither, before the time, to afflict us?'
Jehovah the righteous doth try. And the wicked and the lover of violence, Hath His soul hated,
And He saith, 'No, for I am Prince of Jehovah's host; now I have come;' and Joshua falleth on his face to the earth, and doth obeisance, and saith to Him, 'What is my Lord speaking unto His servant?'
And he turneth back his face to the isles, and hath captured many; and a prince hath caused his reproach of himself to cease; without his reproach he turneth it back to him.
And he having come to the temple, there came to him when teaching the chief priests and the elders of the people, saying, 'By what authority dost thou do these things? and who gave thee this authority?'
2 Samuel 21:15
And again have the Philistines war with Israel, and David goeth down, and his servants with him, and they fight with the Philistines; and David is weary,
For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
To the Overseer. -- By David. In Jehovah I trusted, how say ye to my soul, 'They moved to Thy mountain for the bird?
And after the morsel, then the Adversary entered into that one, Jesus, therefore, saith to him, 'What thou dost -- do quickly;'
With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves.
For righteous is Jehovah, Righteousness He hath loved, The upright doth His countenance see!'
Lo, He doth slay me -- I wait not! Only, my ways unto His face I argue.
and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,
Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about in truth, and having put on the breastplate of the righteousness,
above all, having taken up the shield of the faith, in which ye shall be able all the fiery darts of the evil one to quench,
there having been, therefore, not a little dissension and disputation to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of them, to go up unto the apostles and elders to Jerusalem about this question,
And now, lo, I have known that no more shall ye see my face, -- ye all among whom I did go preaching the reign of God;
And on his thinking of these things, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream appeared to him, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, thou mayest not fear to receive Mary thy wife, for that which in her was begotten is of the Holy Spirit,