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2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[a] there may be quarreling,(A) jealousy,(B) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(C) slander,(D) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(E)

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Strife » Causes of » Forbidden

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 25:8

Don’t take a matter to court hastily.
Otherwise, what will you do afterward
if your opponent humiliates you?

Strife » Causes of » In the church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[a] there may be quarreling,(A) jealousy,(B) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(C) slander,(D) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(E)

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

Instead, believer goes to court against believer, and that before unbelievers!

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Genesis 21:10

So she said to Abraham, “Drive out this slave with her son, for the son of this slave will not be a coheir with my son Isaac!”

More verses: Proverbs 27:15

Strife » Causes of » General examples of

2 Samuel 19:43

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: “We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater claim to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren’t we the first to speak of restoring our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

Genesis 26:20

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him.

Genesis 13:7

and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Acts 23:9

The shouting grew loud, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party got up and argued vehemently: “We find nothing evil in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?”

Deuteronomy 1:12

But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes by myself?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you? Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret; otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.

More verses: Proverbs 3:30

Strife » Ministers should » Reprove

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry among you.

1 Corinthians 11:17-18

Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. For, to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

Nation was crushed by nation and city by city, for God troubled them with every possible distress.

Jeremiah 51:46

May you not become cowardly and fearful
when the report is proclaimed in the land,
for the report will come one year,
and then another the next year.
There will be violence in the land
with ruler against ruler.

Mark 13:7

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don’t be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet.

Luke 21:10-11

Then He told them: "Nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

Strife » Christ, an example of avoiding

1 Peter 2:23

when He was reviled,
He did not revile in return;
when He was suffering,
He did not threaten
but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.

Matthew 12:15-19

When Jesus became aware of this, He withdrew from there. Huge crowds followed Him, and He healed them all. He warned them not to make Him known, so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: read more.
Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, My beloved in whom My soul delights; I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not argue or shout, and no one will hear His voice in the streets.

Luke 9:52-56

He sent messengers ahead of Him, and on the way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make preparations for Him. But they did not welcome Him, because He determined to journey to Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?" read more.
But He turned and rebuked them, and they went to another village.

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

1 Corinthians 6:7

Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated?

Matthew 5:39-40

But I tell you, don't resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. As for the one who wants to sue you and take away your shirt, let him have your coat as well.

Strife » Ministers should » Warn against

Strife » Shameful in saints

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear that perhaps when I come I will not find you to be what I want, and I may not be found by you to be what you want;[a] there may be quarreling,(A) jealousy,(B) outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions,(C) slander,(D) gossip, arrogance, and disorder.(E)

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Strife » Excited by » Wrath

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter,
and twisting a nose draws blood,
and stirring up anger produces strife.

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid

Strife » Excited by » Curious questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions,

Strife » Who stirs up strife

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

Don’t take a matter to court hastily.
Otherwise, what will you do afterward
if your opponent humiliates you?

Proverbs 3:30

Don’t accuse anyone without cause,
when he has done you no harm.

Strife » Saints should » Praise God for protection from

Psalm 18:43

You have freed me from the feuds among the people;
You have appointed me the head of nations;
a people I had not known serve me.

2 Samuel 22:44

You have freed me from the feuds among my people;
You have appointed me the head of nations;
a people I had not known serve me.

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

Then Abram said to Lot, “Please, let’s not have quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, since we are relatives.

Strife » Saints should » Seek God's protection from

Psalm 35:1

Davidic.Oppose my opponents, Lord;
fight those who fight me.

Jeremiah 18:19

Pay attention to me, Lord.
Hear what my opponents are saying!

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

“When men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or his fist, and the injured man does not die but is confined to bed,

Exodus 21:22

“When men get in a fight and hit a pregnant woman so that her children are born prematurely but there is no injury, the one who hit her must be fined as the woman’s husband demands from him, and he must pay according to judicial assessment.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, understanding nothing, but has a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slander, evil suspicions,

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some, to be sure, preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will. These do so out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father was among the Israelites. A fight broke out in the camp between the Israelite woman's son and an Israelite man. Her son cursed and blasphemed the Name, and they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith, a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)

Strife » Existed in primitive church

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe’s household, that there is rivalry among you.

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

Luke 22:24

Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.

Mark 9:34

But they were silent, because on the way they had been arguing with one another about who was the greatest.

Strife » Exemplified » Judah and israel

2 Samuel 19:41-43

Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, "Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David's men?" All the men of Judah responded to the men of Israel, "Because the king is our relative. Why does this make you angry? Have we ever eaten anything of the king's or been honored at all?" The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: "We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater [claim] to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren't we the first to speak of restoring our king?" But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has conflicts? Who has complaints? Who has wounds for no reason? Who has red eyes? Those who linger over wine, those who go looking for mixed wine.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down. As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-as I told you before-that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Strife » Saints should » Do all things without

Strife » Instances of » The corinthian Christians

1 Corinthians 1:11-12

For it has been reported to me about you, my brothers, by members of Chloe's household, that there are quarrels among you. What I am saying is this: each of you says, "I'm with Paul," or "I'm with Apollos," or "I'm with Cephas," or "I'm with Christ."

1 Corinthians 6:6

Instead, believer goes to court against believer, and that before unbelievers!

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes by myself?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Don't take a matter to court hastily. Otherwise, what will you do afterwards if your opponent humiliates you? Make your case with your opponent without revealing another's secret; otherwise, the one who hears will disgrace you, and you'll never live it down.

Strife » Saints should » Not act from

Strife » Saints should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Excited by » A contentious disposition

Proverbs 26:21

As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

As charcoal for embers and wood for fire,
so is a quarrelsome man for kindling 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 do You force me to look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrongdoing? Oppression and violence are right in front of me. Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates. This is why the law is ineffective and justice never emerges. For the wicked restrict the righteous; therefore, justice comes out perverted.

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Strife » What brings forth strife

Proverbs 30:33

For the churning of milk produces butter,
and twisting a nose draws blood,
and stirring up anger produces strife.

Strife » The beginning of strife

Strife » Those that love strife

Proverbs 17:19

One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Strife » Who appeases strife

Strife » How to rid strife

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Who sows strife

Strife » Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it

Strife » Evidences a love of transgression

Proverbs 17:19

One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.

Strife » Appeased by slowness to anger

Strife » A work of the flesh

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,

Strife » Exemplified » Herdmen of gerar and of isaac

Genesis 26:20

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob became incensed and brought charges against Laban. “What is my crime?” he said to Laban. “What is my sin, that you have pursued me?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who is wise and understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom's gentleness. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't brag and lie in defiance of the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. read more.
For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

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

Suddenly, all the men of Israel came to the king. They asked him, "Why did our brothers, the men of Judah, take you away secretly and transport the king and his household across the Jordan, along with all of David's men?" All the men of Judah responded to the men of Israel, "Because the king is our relative. Why does this make you angry? Have we ever eaten anything of the king's or been honored at all?" The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: "We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater [claim] to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren't we the first to speak of restoring our king?" But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

Strife » Exemplified

Genesis 13:7

and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Paul and barnabas, about mark

Acts 15:38-39

But Paul did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone on with them to the work. There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off to Cyprus.

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

Genesis 26:20-22

But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen and said, "The water is ours!" So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him. Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility. He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Strife » Hypocrites make religion a pretence for

Isaiah 58:4

You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

You hide them in the protection of Your presence;
You conceal them in a shelter
from the schemes of men,
from quarrelsome tongues.

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

Acts 23:7-10

When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all. The shouting grew loud, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' party got up and argued vehemently: "We find nothing evil in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" read more.
When the dispute became violent, the commander feared that Paul might be torn apart by them and ordered the troops to go down, rescue him from them, and bring him into the barracks.

Strife » Exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 15:39

There was such a sharp disagreement that they parted company, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed off 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

But the land was unable to support them as long as they stayed together, for they had so many possessions that they could not stay together, and there was quarreling between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

The men of Ephraim were called together and crossed [the Jordan] to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, "Why have you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but didn't call us to go with you? We will burn your house down with you [in it]!" Then Jephthah said to them, "My people and I had a serious conflict with the Ammonites. So I called for you, but you didn't deliver me from their power. When I saw that you weren't going to deliver me, I took my life in my own hands and crossed over to the Ammonites, and the Lord handed them over to me. Why then have you come today to fight against me?" read more.
Then Jephthah gathered all of the men of Gilead. They fought and defeated Ephraim, because Ephraim had said, "You Gileadites are Ephraimite fugitives in [the territories of] Ephraim and Manasseh." The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim. Whenever a fugitive from Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the Gileadites asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he answered, "No," they told him, "Please say Shibboleth." If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce it correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time, 42,000 from Ephraim died.

Strife » Exemplified » Pharisees and sadducees

Acts 23:7

When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.

Strife » Instances of » Jews, concerning jesus

John 10:19

Again a division took place among the Jews because of these words.

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.

Strife » Excited by » Lusts

Strife » Instances of » Abimelech's

Genesis 21:25

But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the water well that Abimelech’s servants had seized.

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob became incensed and brought charges against Laban. “What is my crime?” he said to Laban. “What is my sin, that you have pursued me?

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

Acts 15:2

But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and his brothers

Judges 11:2

Gilead’s wife bore him sons, and when they grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You will have no inheritance in our father’s house, because you are the son of another woman.”

Strife » Instances of » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

But how can I bear your troubles, burdens, and disputes by myself?

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40;12;25

Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

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