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2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

1 Timothy 2:8

Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry or argumentative.

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Strife » Causes of » Forbidden

Proverbs 26:17

Picking up a dog by the ears that's what someone is like who meddles in another's fight.

Proverbs 25:8

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

Strife » Causes of » In the church

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

1 Corinthians 1:11

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

Instead, one brother goes to court against another brother, and before unbelieving judges, at that!

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Genesis 21:10

she told Abraham, "Throw out this slave girl, along with her son, because this slave's son will never be a co-heir with my son Isaac!"

More verses: Proverbs 27:15

Strife » Causes of » General examples of

2 Samuel 19:43

But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Genesis 26:20

But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.

Genesis 13:7

There was strife between the herdsmen in charge of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen in charge of Lot's livestock. Also, at that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Acts 23:9

There was a great deal of shouting until some of the scribes who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and argued forcefully, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I bear the burden of you and your bickering all by myself?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you? Instead, take up the matter with your neighbor, and don't betray another person's confidence. Otherwise, anyone who hears will make you ashamed, and your bad reputation will never leave you.

More verses: Proverbs 3:30

Strife » Ministers should » Reprove

1 Corinthians 1:11

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you.

1 Corinthians 11:17-18

Now I am not praising you in giving you the following instructions. When you gather, it is not for the better but for the worse. For in the first place, I hear that when you gather as a church there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

Nation battled nation, and city fought city, because God was afflicting them all with every kind of distress.

Jeremiah 51:46

Do this now, so your heart does not grow faint, and so you don't become frightened because of the rumors that are heard in the land a rumor comes one year and then after it another rumor comes the next year about violence in the land and one ruler against another ruler.

Mark 13:7

But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, stop being alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,

Luke 21:10-11

Then he went on to say to them, "Nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places, and there will be fearful events and awful signs from heaven."

Strife » Christ, an example of avoiding

1 Peter 2:23

When he was insulted, he did not retaliate. When he suffered, he did not threaten. It was his habit to commit the matter to the one who judges fairly.

Matthew 12:15-19

When Jesus became aware of this, he left that place. Many crowds followed him, and he healed all of them, ordering them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was declared by the prophet Isaiah when he said, read more.
"Here is my Servant whom I have chosen, whom I love, and with whom I am pleased! I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to unbelievers. He will not quarrel or shout, and no one will hear him shouting in the streets.

Luke 9:52-56

So he sent messengers on ahead of him. On their way they went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him. But the people would not welcome him, because he was determined to go to Jerusalem. When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?" read more.
But he turned and rebuked them, and they all went on to another village.

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

1 Corinthians 6:7

The very fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves is already a defeat for you. Why not rather just accept the wrong? Why not rather be cheated?

Matthew 5:39-40

But I tell you not to resist an evildoer. On the contrary, whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat as well.

Strife » Ministers should » Warn against

Strife » Shameful in saints

2 Corinthians 12:20

I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Strife » Excited by » Wrath

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Proverbs 30:33

Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.

Strife » Strength and violence of--illustrated

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid

Strife » Excited by » Curious questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,

Strife » Who stirs up strife

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you?

Proverbs 3:30

Do not bring a lawsuit against a person for no reason, when he has done you no harm.

Strife » Saints should » Praise God for protection from

Psalm 18:43

You rescued me from conflict with the people; you made me head of the nations. People who did not know me will serve me.

2 Samuel 22:44

You delivered me from civil war among my own people. You preserved me as head of the nations. People whom I had never known served me!

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

So Abram told Lot, "Please, let's not have strife 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

Argue my case, LORD, against those who argue against me. Fight against those who fight against me.

Jeremiah 18:19

LORD, pay attention to me. Listen to the voice of my accusers!

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

"If people quarrel and one strikes the other with a rock or his fist, and he does not die but ends up in bed,

Exodus 21:22

"If two men are fighting and they strike a pregnant woman and her children are born prematurely, but there is no harm, he is certainly to be fined as the husband of the woman demands of him, and he will pay as the court decides.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is a conceited person and does not understand anything. He has an unhealthy craving for arguments and debates. This produces jealousy, rivalry, slander, evil suspicions,

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will. The latter are motivated by love, because they know that I have been appointed to defend the gospel.

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

Now a son of an Israeli woman and an Egyptian man went out among the Israelis. The Israeli woman's son got into a fight with an Israeli man in the camp. Then the Israeli woman's son blasphemed the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan.

Strife » Existed in primitive church

1 Corinthians 1:11

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you.

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

Luke 22:24

Now an argument sprang up among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

Mark 9:34

But they kept silent, because they had argued on the road with one another about who was the greatest.

Strife » Exemplified » Judah and israel

2 Samuel 19:41-43

Not long afterward, all the men of Israel started coming to the king, complaining to him, "Why did our relatives in Judah's army sneak you away, taking the king and his household over the Jordan River, along with David's army?" Everybody from Judah shouted to the men from Israel, "We did this because the king is closely related to us. So why are you angry about this? Have we lived off the king's expense? Have we appropriated anything for ourselves?" But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes? Those who linger over their wine, who consume mixed drinks.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops. Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife.

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people 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

My brothers, some members of Chloe's family have made it clear to me that there are quarrels among you. This is what I mean: Each of you is saying, "I belong to Paul," or "I belong to Apollos," or "I belong to Cephas," or "I belong to the Messiah."

1 Corinthians 6:6

Instead, one brother goes to court against another brother, and before unbelieving judges, at that!

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I bear the burden of you and your bickering all by myself?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

don't be in a hurry to argue in court. Otherwise, what will you do later on when your neighbor humiliates you? Instead, take up the matter with your neighbor, and don't betray another person's confidence. Otherwise, anyone who hears will make you ashamed, and your bad reputation will never leave you.

Strife » Saints should » Not act from

Strife » Saints should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Excited by » A contentious disposition

Proverbs 26:21

Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

Throw out the mocker and strife departs, too; furthermore, quarrels and discord will end.

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

Charcoal is to hot coals as wood is to fire; so also a quarrelsome man fuels strife.

Strife » Causes of » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Pride

Strife » Causes of » Anger

Strife » Leads to » Mutual destruction

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you are not destroyed by each other.

Strife » Leads to » Injustice

Habakkuk 1:3-4

Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity and to stare at wickedness? Social havoc and oppression are all around me; there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound. Therefore, the Law has become paralyzed, and justice never comes about. Because criminals outnumber the righteous, whenever judgments are issued, they come out crooked."

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

Picking up a dog by the ears that's what someone is like who meddles in another's fight.

Strife » What brings forth strife

Proverbs 30:33

Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.

Strife » The beginning of strife

Strife » Those that love strife

Proverbs 17:19

The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Strife » Who appeases strife

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Strife » How to rid strife

Proverbs 22:10

Throw out the mocker and strife departs, too; furthermore, quarrels and discord will end.

Strife » Who sows strife

Strife » Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it

Strife » Evidences a love of transgression

Proverbs 17:19

The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

Picking up a dog by the ears that's what someone is like who meddles in another's fight.

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:10

Throw out the mocker and strife departs, too; furthermore, quarrels and discord will end.

Strife » Appeased by slowness to anger

Proverbs 15:18

The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.

Strife » A work of the flesh

Strife » Exemplified » Herdmen of gerar and of isaac

Genesis 26:20

But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob got angry and started an argument with Laban. "What have I done?" he demanded. "What's my crime that would cause you to come pursue me so violently?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely. But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth. That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic. read more.
For wherever jealousy and rivalry 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

Not long afterward, all the men of Israel started coming to the king, complaining to him, "Why did our relatives in Judah's army sneak you away, taking the king and his household over the Jordan River, along with David's army?" Everybody from Judah shouted to the men from Israel, "We did this because the king is closely related to us. So why are you angry about this? Have we lived off the king's expense? Have we appropriated anything for ourselves?" But the men from Israel answered the men from Judah: "We represent ten of the tribes of Israel! So we have more right to David than you do! Why haven't you taken us seriously? Weren't we the first to talk about bringing back our king?" But what the people of Judah had to say was harsher than what the people of Israel were saying.

Strife » Exemplified

Genesis 13:7

There was strife between the herdsmen in charge of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen in charge of Lot's livestock. Also, 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 was right to take along the man who had deserted them in Pamphylia and who had not gone with them into the work. The disagreement was so sharp that they parted ways. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus,

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

Genesis 26:20-22

But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it. When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah. Then he left that area and dug still another well. Because they did not quarrel over that one, Isaac named it Rehoboth, because he used to say, "The LORD has enlarged the territory for us. We will prosper in the land."

Strife » Hypocrites make religion a pretence for

Isaiah 58:4

"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

You will hide them in the secret place of your presence, away from the conspiracies of men. You will hide them in your tent, away from their contentious tongues.

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

Acts 23:7-10

After he said that, an angry quarrel broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided, because the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection and that there is no such thing as an angel or spirit, but the Pharisees believe in all those things. There was a great deal of shouting until some of the scribes who belonged to the party of the Pharisees stood up and argued forcefully, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?" read more.
The quarrel was becoming violent, and the tribune was afraid that they would tear Paul to pieces. So he ordered the soldiers to go down, take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.

Strife » Exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 15:39

The disagreement was so sharp that they parted ways. Barnabas took Mark and sailed 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 could not support them living together, because they had so many livestock that they could not stay together. There was strife between the herdsmen in charge of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen in charge of Lot's livestock. Also, at that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

A little while later, the army of Ephraim was mustered, and they crossed to Zaphon. They confronted Jephthah and asked, "Why did you cross over to fight the Ammonites without calling us to accompany you? We're going to burn your house down around you!" But Jephthah replied to them, "My army and I were engaged in a serious fight with the Ammonites. I called for you, but you didn't deliver me from their control. When I saw that you wouldn't be delivering me, I took my own life in my hands, crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into my control. So why have you come here today to fight me?" read more.
Then Jephthah mustered all the men of Gilead, fought the tribe of Ephraim, and defeated them, because they had been claiming, "You descendants of Gilead are fugitives in the midst of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh." The descendants of Gilead seized control of the Jordan River's fords along the border of Ephraim's territory. Later on, when any fugitive from Ephraim asked them, "Let me cross over," the men from Gilead would ask him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he said "No," they would order him, "Pronounce the word "Shibboleth' right now." If he said "Sibboleth," not being able to pronounce it correctly, they would seize him and slaughter him there at the fords of the Jordan River. During those days 42,000 descendants of Ephraim died that way.

Strife » Exemplified » Pharisees and sadducees

Acts 23:7

After he said that, an angry quarrel broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided,

Strife » Instances of » Jews, concerning jesus

John 10:19

Once again there was a division among the Jews because of what Jesus had been saying.

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

Paul and Barnabas had quite a dispute and argument with them. So Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and elders about this question.

Strife » Excited by » Lusts

James 4:1

Where do those fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires that are at war in your bodies, don't they?

Strife » Instances of » Abimelech's

Genesis 21:25

But then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob got angry and started an argument with Laban. "What have I done?" he demanded. "What's my crime that would cause you to come pursue me so violently?

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

Acts 15:2

Paul and Barnabas had quite a dispute and argument with them. So Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to confer with the apostles and elders about this question.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and his brothers

Judges 11:2

Gilead's wife bore two sons through him, but when his wife's sons grew up, they expelled Jephthah and declared to him, "You won't have an inheritance in this house, since you're the son of a different woman."

Strife » Instances of » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I bear the burden of you and your bickering all by myself?

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40;12;25

He knew what they were thinking and told them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

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