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2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

1 Timothy 2:8

I desire, therefore, that the men in every place, pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and strife.

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

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? For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Proverbs 26:20

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Strife » Causes of » Forbidden

Proverbs 26:17

He that passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame.

Strife » Causes of » In the church

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1 Corinthians 6:6

But brother goes to judgment against brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Strife » Causes of » In the family

Genesis 21:10

Therefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son; for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

More verses: Proverbs 27:15

Strife » Causes of » General examples of

2 Samuel 19:43

Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye; why then did ye not take us into account? Did we not speak first about bringing back our king? But in the end words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Genesis 26:20

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him.

Genesis 13:7

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.

Acts 23:9

And there arose a great cry; and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man, but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone bear your troubles and your burdens and your strife?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself and do not uncover the secret to another lest he that hears it put thee to shame and thine infamy not turn away.

More verses: Proverbs 3:30

Strife » Ministers should » Reprove

1 Corinthians 1:11

For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

1 Corinthians 11:17-18

Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not: that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the congregation , I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

And one Gentile destroyed the other, and one city the other; for God discomforted them with all adversity.

Jeremiah 51:46

And lest your heart faint, and ye fear because of the news that shall be heard in the land; in one year shall the news come, and after that in the next year shall come the rumour, and then shall come the violence in the land, and the ruler over him who rules.

Mark 13:7

And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled, for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

Luke 21:10-11

Then he said unto them, Gentiles shall rise against Gentiles, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be 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 he was cursed, did not return the curse; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him that judges righteously;

Matthew 12:15-19

But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from there; and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; and strictly charged them that they should not make him known; so that it which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said, read more.
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased; I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall declare judgment unto the Gentiles. He shall not strive nor cry, neither shall anyone hear his voice in the streets.

Luke 9:52-56

and sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him. And they did not receive him because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did? read more.
But he turned and rebuked them and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to lose men's souls, but to save them. And they went to another village.

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

1 Corinthians 6:7

Now therefore there is certainly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather suffer the wrong? why do ye not rather be defrauded?

Matthew 5:39-40

but I say unto you, That ye resist not with evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone desires to sue thee at the law, and take away thy clothing, let him have thy cloak also.

Strife » Ministers should » Warn against

Strife » Shameful in saints

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I desire and that I shall be found unto you such as ye desire not, lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, rumours, tumults,

James 3:14

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth.

Strife » Excited by » Pride

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

Strife » Excited by » Wrath

Proverbs 30:33

Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings 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 is driven mad concerning questions and controversy of words, of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Strife » Who stirs up strife

Proverbs 28:25

He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame.

Proverbs 3:30

Do not sue a man without cause, if he has 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; and thou hast made me the head of the Gentiles: a people whom I did not know served me.

2 Samuel 22:44

Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of peoples; thou hast kept me to be head of the Gentiles; peoples whom I did not know have served me.

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

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.

Strife » Saints should » Seek God's protection from

Psalm 35:1

Plead my cause, O LORD, with those that strive with me; fight against those that fight against me.

Jeremiah 18:19

Consider me, O LORD, and hear the voice of those that contend with me.

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

And if men strive together and one smites another with a stone or with his fist and he dies not, but keeps his bed,

Exodus 21:22

If men strive and hurt a woman with child so that she aborts but without death, he shall be surely punished according as the woman's husband will lay upon him, and he shall pay by the judges.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, knowing nothing, but is driven mad concerning questions and controversy of words, of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some indeed preach the Christ even out of envy and strife, but others also out of good will. Some preach the Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add tribulation to my bonds,

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

In that season the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and this son of the Israelite woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; and the Israelite woman's son pronounced the Name and cursed; and they brought him unto 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 declared unto me of you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

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

Luke 22:24

And there was also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Mark 9:34

But they were silent; for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

Strife » Exemplified » Judah and israel

2 Samuel 19:41-43

And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king and said unto 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 us. Why then are ye angry for this matter? Have we eaten anything at the king's cost? Or has he given us any gift? Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye; why then did ye not take us into account? Did we not speak first about bringing back our king? But in the end words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

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? For those that tarry long at the wine; those that go to seek mixed wine.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases. Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; which I denounce, as I have also told you in time past that those who do such things shall 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 declared unto me of you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. In other words, that each one 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 goes to judgment against brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone bear your troubles and your burdens and your strife?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Do not go forth hastily to strive lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof when thy neighbour has put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself and do not uncover the secret to another lest he that hears it put thee to shame and thine infamy not turn away.

Strife » Saints should » Not act from

Strife » Saints should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Excited by » A contentious disposition

Proverbs 26:21

Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Proverbs 26:20

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; strife and reproach shall cease.

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle 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 cause me to behold grievance and destruction and violence before me, in addition to those that raise up strife and contention? Therefore the law is weakened, and the judgment does not go forth true: for the wicked compasses about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds.

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

He that passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Strife » What brings forth strife

Proverbs 30:33

Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife.

Strife » The beginning of strife

Strife » Those that love strife

Proverbs 17:19

Transgression loves him that loves strife, and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Proverbs 26:20

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Strife » Who appeases strife

Strife » How to rid strife

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; strife and reproach shall cease.

Strife » Who sows strife

Strife » Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it

Strife » Evidences a love of transgression

Proverbs 17:19

Transgression loves him that loves strife, and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

He that passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; strife and reproach 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

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob was wroth and contended with Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who is wise and ready among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth. This wisdom is not that which descends from above, but is earthly, natural, diabolical. read more.
For where there is envy and contention, there is confusion and every perverse work.

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 unto 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 us. Why then are ye angry for this matter? Have we eaten anything at the king's cost? Or has he given us any gift? Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye; why then did ye not take us into account? Did we not speak first about bringing back our king? But in the end words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Exemplified

Genesis 13:7

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.

Strife » Instances of » Paul and barnabas, about mark

Acts 15:38-39

But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia and did not go with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto Cyprus;

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

Genesis 26:20-22

And the pastors of Gerar strove with Isaac's pastors, saying, The water is ours; therefore he called the name of the well Esek, because they strove with him. And they opened another well and strove for that one also; and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he left there and opened another well; and for that one they did not strive and he called the name of it Rehoboth, and he said, For now the LORD 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 fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day to make your voice to be heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

Thou shalt keep them in the secret place of thy face from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them in the tabernacle protected from the strife of tongues.

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

Acts 23:7-10

And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess both. And there arose a great cry; and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man, but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God. read more.
And when there arose a great dissension, the tribunal, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and to take him by force from among them and to bring him into the fortress.

Strife » Exemplified » Paul and barnabas

Acts 15:39

And the contention was so sharp between them that they departed asunder one from the other, and so Barnabas took Mark and sailed unto 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 was not able to bear them that they might dwell together, for their substance was so great that they could not dwell together. 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.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together towards the Aquilon and said unto Jephthah, Why didst thou go over to fight against the sons of Ammon and didst not call us to go with thee? We will burn thy house upon thee with fire. And Jephthah replied unto them, I and my people were at great strife with the sons of Ammon, and when I called you, ye did not defend me from their hands. Seeing, therefore, that ye did not defend me, I put my life in my hands and went over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand. Why then have ye come up against me this day to fight with me? read more.
Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim; and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim because they had said, Ye are fugitives of Ephraim; ye are Gileadites among Ephraim and Manasseh. And the Gileadites took the passages of the Jordan from Ephraim; and it was such that when any of those of Ephraim who had escaped would say, May I pass? The men of Gilead would ask them, Art thou an Ephrathite? If he said, No; then they would say unto him, Now say Shibboleth. . And he would say Sibboleth; ; for he could not pronounce it the same. Then they would take him and slay him at the passages of the Jordan. And at that time forty-two thousand of those of Ephraim fell.

Strife » Exemplified » Pharisees and sadducees

Acts 23:7

And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the multitude was divided.

Strife » Instances of » Jews, concerning jesus

John 10:19

There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these words.

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

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.

Strife » Excited by » Lusts

Strife » Instances of » Abimelech's

Genesis 21:25

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

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

Then Jacob was wroth and contended with Laban, and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? What is my sin that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

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

Acts 15:2

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.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and his brothers

Judges 11:2

And Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they threw Jephthah out and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house, for thou art the son of a strange woman.

Strife » Instances of » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone bear your troubles and your burdens and your strife?

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Matthew 12:25

And Jesus knew their thoughts and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself shall not remain;