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2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that I be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest there might be strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

1 Timothy 2:8

I will therefore that the men pray in every place, lifting up pious hands, without wrath or reasoning.

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds without cause? Who redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Strife » Causes of » Forbidden

Proverbs 26:17

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Strife » Causes of » In the church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that I be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest there might be strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are strifes among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that before unbelievers.

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Genesis 21:10

And she said to Abraham, Cast out this handmaid and her son; for the son of this handmaid shall not inherit with my son with Isaac.

More verses: Proverbs 27:15

Strife » Causes of » General examples of

2 Samuel 19:43

And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, I have ten parts in the king and I have also more right in David than thou; and why didst thou slight me? and was not my advice the first, to bring back my king? And the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Genesis 26:20

But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him.

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Acts 23:9

And there was a great clamour, and the scribes of the Pharisees' part rising up contended, saying, We find nothing evil in this man; and if a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel ...

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone sustain your wear, and your burden, and your strife?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another; lest he that heareth it disgrace thee, and thine evil report turn not away.

More verses: Proverbs 3:30

Strife » Ministers should » Reprove

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are strifes among you.

1 Corinthians 11:17-18

But in prescribing to you on this which I now enter on, I do not praise, namely, that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse. For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit to it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

And nation was broken against nation, and city against city; for God disturbed them with all manner of distress.

Jeremiah 51:46

lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; for a rumour shall come one year, and after that a rumour in another year, and violence in the earth, ruler against ruler.

Mark 13:7

But when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not disturbed, for this must happen, but the end is not yet.

Luke 21:10-11

Then he said to them, Nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be both great earthquakes in different places, and famines and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Strife » Christ, an example of avoiding

1 Peter 2:23

who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;

Matthew 12:15-19

But Jesus knowing it, withdrew thence, and great crowds followed him; and he healed them all: and charged them strictly that they should not make him publicly known: that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through Esaias the prophet, saying, read more.
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations. He shall not strive or cry out, nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets;

Luke 9:52-56

And he sent messengers before his face. And having gone they entered into a village of the Samaritans that they might make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was turned as going to Jerusalem. And his disciples James and John seeing it said, Lord, wilt thou that we speak that fire come down from heaven and consume them, as also Elias did? read more.
But turning he rebuked them and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are. And they went to another village.

Strife » Saints should » Submit to wrong rather than engage in

1 Corinthians 6:7

Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded?

Matthew 5:39-40

But I say unto you, not to resist evil; but whoever shall strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other; and to him that would go to law with thee and take thy body coat, leave him thy cloak also.

Strife » Ministers should » Warn against

Strife » Shameful in saints

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that I be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest there might be strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

James 3:14

but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Proverbs 28:25

He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.

Strife » Excited by » Wrath

Proverbs 30:33

For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife.

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid

Strife » Excited by » Curious questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, out of which arise envy, strife, injurious words, evil suspicions,

Strife » Who stirs up strife

Proverbs 28:25

He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat.

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Proverbs 3:30

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Strife » Saints should » Praise God for protection from

Psalm 18:43

Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; thou hast made me the head of the nations: a people I knew not doth serve me.

2 Samuel 22:44

And thou hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, Thou hast kept me to be head of the nations: A people I knew not doth serve me:

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

And Abram said to Lot, I pray thee let there be no contention between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.

Strife » Saints should » Seek God's protection from

Psalm 35:1

{A Psalm of David.} Strive, O Jehovah, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me:

Jeremiah 18:19

Jehovah, give heed to me, and listen to the voice of those that contend with me.

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to his bed,

Exodus 21:22

And if men strive together, and strike a woman with child, so that she be delivered, and no mischief happen, he shall in any case be fined, according as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and shall give it as the judges estimate.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and disputes of words, out of which arise envy, strife, injurious words, evil suspicions,

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ. These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

And the son of an Israelitish woman but withal the son of an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel; and this son of the Israelitess and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; and the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moses. And his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Strife » Existed in primitive church

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are strifes among you.

Strife » Instances of » Disciples, over who could be the greatest

Luke 22:24

And there was also a strife among them which of them should be held to be the greatest.

Mark 9:34

And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.

Strife » Exemplified » Judah and israel

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over the Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to me; and why then are ye angry for this matter? have we eaten anything which came from the king, or has he given us any present? And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, I have ten parts in the king and I have also more right in David than thou; and why didst thou slight me? and was not my advice the first, to bring back my king? And the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds without cause? Who redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth. As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion, envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.

Strife » Saints should » Do all things without

Strife » Instances of » The corinthian Christians

1 Corinthians 1:11-12

For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are strifes among you. But I speak of this, that each of you says, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:6

But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that before unbelievers.

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone sustain your wear, and your burden, and your strife?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour, but reveal not the secret of another; lest he that heareth it disgrace thee, and thine evil report turn not away.

Strife » Saints should » Not act from

Strife » Saints should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Excited by » A contentious disposition

Proverbs 26:21

As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease.

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

As coals for hot coals, and wood for fire, so is a contentious man to inflame strife.

Strife » Causes of » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Strife » Leads to » Mutual destruction

Strife » Leads to » Injustice

Habakkuk 1:3-4

Why dost thou cause me to see iniquity, and lookest thou upon grievance? For spoiling and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up. Therefore the law is powerless, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked encompasseth the righteous; therefore judgment goeth forth perverted.

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Strife » What brings forth strife

Proverbs 30:33

For the pressing of milk bringeth forth butter, and the pressing of the nose bringeth forth blood; and the pressing of anger bringeth forth strife.

Strife » The beginning of strife

Strife » Those that love strife

Proverbs 17:19

He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, the fire goeth out; and where there is no talebearer, the contention ceaseth.

Strife » Who appeases strife

Strife » How to rid strife

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease.

Strife » Who sows strife

Strife » Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it

Strife » Evidences a love of transgression

Proverbs 17:19

He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

He that passing by vexeth himself with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease.

Strife » Appeased by slowness to anger

Strife » A work of the flesh

Strife » Exemplified » Herdmen of gerar and of isaac

Genesis 26:20

But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who is wise and understanding among you; let him shew out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom; but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish. read more.
For where emulation and strife are, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Strife » Temporal blessing embittered by

Strife » It is honorable to cease from

Strife » Fools engage in

Strife » Saints should » Not walk in

Strife » Instances of » Israel and judah, about david

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over the Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to me; and why then are ye angry for this matter? have we eaten anything which came from the king, or has he given us any present? And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah and said, I have ten parts in the king and I have also more right in David than thou; and why didst thou slight me? and was not my advice the first, to bring back my king? And the words of the men of Judah were harsher than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Exemplified

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Paul and barnabas, about mark

Acts 15:38-39

but Paul thought it not well to take with them him who had abandoned them, going back from Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. There arose therefore very warm feeling, so that they separated from one another; and Barnabas taking Mark sailed away to Cyprus;

Strife » Instances of » Isaac's and those of gerar

Genesis 26:20-22

But the shepherds of Gerar strove with Isaac's shepherds, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Esek, because they had quarrelled with him. And they dug another well, and they strove for that also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed thence and dug another well; and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Rehoboth, and said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Strife » Hypocrites make religion a pretence for

Isaiah 58:4

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

Thou keepest them concealed in the secret of thy presence from the conspiracies of man; thou hidest them in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Strife » Instances of » Pharisees and sadducees, concerning the general resurrection

Acts 23:7-10

And when he had spoken this, there was a tumult of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the multitude was divided. For Sadducees say there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but Pharisees confess both of them. And there was a great clamour, and the scribes of the Pharisees' part rising up contended, saying, We find nothing evil in this man; and if a spirit has spoken to him, or an angel ... read more.
And a great tumult having arisen, the chiliarch, fearing lest Paul should have been torn in pieces by them, commanded the troop to come down and take him by force from the midst of them, and to bring him into the fortress.

Strife » Exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 15:39

There arose therefore very warm feeling, so that they separated from one another; and Barnabas taking Mark sailed away to Cyprus;

Strife » Leads to » Confusion and every evil work

Strife » Punishment for

Strife » Instances of » Between abraham and lot's herdsmen

Genesis 13:6-7

And the land could not support them, that they might dwell together, for their property was great; and they could not dwell together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

The men of E'phraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites, and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire." And Jephthah said to them, "I and my people had a great feud with the Ammonites; and when I called you, you did not deliver me from their hand. And when I saw that you would not deliver me, I took my life in my hand, and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into my hand; why then have you come up to me this day, to fight against me?" read more.
Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with E'phraim; and the men of Gilead smote E'phraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of E'phraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of E'phraim and Manas'seh." And the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the E'phraimites. And when any of the fugitives of E'phraim said, "Let me go over," the men of Gilead said to him, "Are you an E'phraimite?" When he said, "No," they said to him, "Then say Shibboleth," and he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it right; then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. And there fell at that time forty-two thousand of the E'phraimites.

Strife » Exemplified » Pharisees and sadducees

Acts 23:7

And when he had spoken this, there was a tumult of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the multitude was divided.

Strife » Instances of » Jews, concerning jesus

John 10:19

There was a division again among the Jews on account of these words;

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

A commotion therefore having taken place, and no small discussion on the part of Paul and Barnabas against them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others from amongst them, should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question.

Strife » Excited by » Lusts

Strife » Instances of » Abimelech's

Genesis 21:25

And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water that Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Strife » Instances of » Christians at antioch (in syria), about circumcision

Acts 15:2

A commotion therefore having taken place, and no small discussion on the part of Paul and Barnabas against them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others from amongst them, should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and his brothers

Judges 11:2

And Gilead's wife also bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they thrust Jephthah out, and said to him, "You shall not inherit in our father's house; for you are the son of another woman."

Strife » Instances of » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone sustain your wear, and your burden, and your strife?

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40;12;25

But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not subsist.