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2 Corinthians 12:20

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

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Drunkenness » Leads to » Strife

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Slander » Effects of » Strife

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, there 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 a quarrel not belonging to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you 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 wish, and that I shall be found unto you such as you desire not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, conceit, tumults:

1 Corinthians 1:11

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

1 Corinthians 6:6

But brother goes to law with 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

And 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 you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Genesis 26:20

And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

Genesis 13:7

And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled then in the land.

Acts 23:9

And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' party arose, and contended, 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 weight, and your burden, and your strife?

Strife » Avoiding strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame. Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and disclose not a secret to another: Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and the evil report turns not 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 them who are 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 you come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when you come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

Strife » Causes of » Civil

2 Chronicles 15:6

And nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city: for God did trouble them with all adversity.

Jeremiah 51:46

And lest your heart faint, and you fear for the rumor that shall be heard in the land; a rumor shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumor, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

Mark 13:7

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

Luke 21:10-11

Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Strife » Christ, an example of avoiding

1 Peter 2:23

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; 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 charged them that they should not make him known: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 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 show justice to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man 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, will you 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, You know not what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, 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 utterly a fault among you, because you go to law one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? why do you not rather allow yourselves to be defrauded?

Matthew 5:39-40

But I say unto you, That you resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your 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 wish, and that I shall be found unto you such as you desire not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, conceit, tumults:

James 3:14

But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not, and lie not 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 prospered.

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 proud, knowing nothing, but doting over questions and disputes of words, out of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,

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 prospered.

Strife » Forbidden

Proverbs 25:8

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame.

Proverbs 3:30

Strive not with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Strife » Saints should » Praise God for protection from

Psalm 18:43

You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have made me the head of the nations: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

2 Samuel 22:44

You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the nations: a people whom I knew not shall serve me.

Strife » Saints should » Avoid

Genesis 13:8

And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

Strife » Saints should » Seek God's protection from

Psalm 35:1

[A Psalm of David.] Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Jeremiah 18:19

Give heed to me, O LORD, and listen to the voice of them that contend with me.

Strife » Leads to » Violence

Exodus 21:18

And if men strive together, and one strikes 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 there is a miscarriage, and yet no mischief follows: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Strife » Ministers should » Avoid questions that lead to

Strife » Causes of » Foolish questions

1 Timothy 6:4

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting over questions and disputes of words, out of which comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions,

Strife » Ministers should » Not preach through

Philippians 1:15-16

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Strife » Leads to » Blasphemy

Leviticus 24:10-11

And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, 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 them who are 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 strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

Mark 9:34

But they held their peace: 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 you away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: why then are you angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or has he given us any gift? And 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 you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Strife » Excited by » Drunkenness

Proverbs 23:29-30

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Strife » Who has strife among them

Strife » Who kindles strife

Proverbs 26:20-21

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

Strife » An evidence of a carnal spirit

Strife » Excludes from heaven

Galatians 5:20-21

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they 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 them who are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every 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 law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Strife » Exemplified » israelites

Deuteronomy 1:12

How can I myself alone bear your weight, and your burden, and your strife?

Strife » Why you should avoid strife

Proverbs 25:8-10

Go not forth hastily to court, lest you know not what to do in the end, when your neighbor has put you to shame. Debate your cause with your neighbor himself; and disclose not a secret to another: Lest he that hears it put you to shame, and the evil report turns 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 are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Strife » Excited by » Frowardness

Strife » Excited by » Tale-bearing

Proverbs 26:20

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

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Proverbs 22:10

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

Strife » Excited by » Hatred

Strife » Causes of » Contentious spirit

Proverbs 26:21

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is 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 do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold trouble? for plundering and violence are before me: and there are those that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and justice does never go forth: for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.

Strife » Those that meddle with strife

Proverbs 26:17

He that passes by, and meddles with a quarrel 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

He who loves transgression loves strife: and he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Strife » What stirs up strifes

Strife » Where strife ceases

Proverbs 26:20

Where no wood is, there 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 scoffer, and contention shall go out; yea, 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

He who loves transgression loves strife: and he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Strife » Danger of joining in--illustrated

Proverbs 26:17

He that passes by, and meddles with a quarrel 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 scoffer, and contention shall go out; yea, 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 herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.

Strife » Exemplified » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

And Jacob was angry, and upbraided Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have so hotly pursued after me?

Strife » The place where strife exists

James 3:13-16

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good life his works with meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. read more.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil 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 you away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan? And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: why then are you angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or has he given us any gift? And 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 you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the 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 herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled 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 went not 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 herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they dug another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from there, and dug another well; and for that they strove not: 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, you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Strife » Saints kept from tongues of

Psalm 31:20

You shall hide them in the secret of your presence from the pride of man: you shall keep them secretly 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 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' party arose, and contended, 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 chief captain, 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 barracks.

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 possessions were great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled then in the land.

Strife » Instances of » Jephthah and the ephraimites

Judges 12:1-6

And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Why passed you over to fight against the children of Ammon, and did not call us to go with you? we will burn your house upon you with fire. And Jephthah said unto them, I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, you delivered me not out of their hands. And when I saw that you delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: why then are you come up unto me this day, to fight against me? read more.
Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead struck down Ephraim, because they said, You Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites. And the Gileadites took the fords of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so that when those Ephraimites who were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, are you an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay; Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the fords of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

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 sayings.

Strife » Exemplified » Judaizing teachers

Acts 15:2

When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute 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 servants had violently taken away.

Strife » Instances of » Laban and jacob

Genesis 31:36

And Jacob was angry, and upbraided Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that you have 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 dispute 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 his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto 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 bear your weight, and your burden, and your strife?

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40;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 stand: