'Arguments' in the Bible
How is it possible for me by myself to be responsible for you, and undertake the weight of all your troubles and your arguments?
And through all the tribes of Israel the people were having arguments, saying, The king made us safe from the hands of those who were against us and made us free from the hands of the Philistines; and now he has gone in flight from the land, because of Absalom.
How pleasing are upright words! but what force is there in your arguments?
How then can I answer Him or choose my arguments against Him?
"Now listen to my dispute! Pay attention to my arguments.
Your maxims are just worthless proverbs; your defensive arguments are made of clay."
Will he make arguments with words in which is no profit, and with sayings which have no value?
I have to give ear to arguments which put me to shame, and your answers to me are wind without wisdom.
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your arguments, while ye searched out what to say.
I paid close attention to you. Yet no one proved Job wrong; not one of you refuted his arguments.
But Job has not directed his argument to me, and I will not respond to him with your arguments.
"I will contribute my arguments as an answer; I'll declare what I know,
Reply to me, if you can; set your arguments in order before me and take your stand!
For my arguments are without flaw; one who has perfect knowledge is with you.
Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer.
I am like a man who does not hear and has no arguments in his mouth.
A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.
Who says, Oh! who says, Ah! who has violent arguments, who has grief, who has wounds without cause, whose eyes are dark?
An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.
those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.
Listen in silence before Me, O islands and regions bordering on the sea! And let the people gather and renew their strength [for the argument; let them offer their strongest arguments]! Let them come near, then let them speak; let us come near together for judgment [and decide the point at issue between us concerning the enemy advancing from the east].
"Submit your case," says the Lord. "Present your arguments," says Jacob's King.
Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous God and Savior; there is none besides Me.
Look, your fasting is accompanied by arguments, brawls, and fistfights. Do not fast as you do today, trying to make your voice heard in heaven.
No one brings a lawsuit fairly, and no one goes to law honestly; they have relied on empty arguments and they tell lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
I said, "Oh, mother, how I regret that you ever gave birth to me! I am always starting arguments and quarrels with the people of this land. I have not lent money to anyone and I have not borrowed from anyone. Yet all of these people are treating me with contempt."
But some of those who were of the Synagogue named that of the Libertines, and some of the men of Cyrene and of Alexandria and those from Cilicia and Asia, had arguments with Stephen.
But Saul went on increasing in power, and the Jews in Damascus were not able to give answers to the arguments by which he made it clear that Jesus was the Christ.
Instead, they had several arguments with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus who had died but Paul kept asserting he was alive.
But Julius let himself be persuaded by the pilot and by the owner rather than by Paul's arguments;
They show that the essential requirements of the Law are written in their hearts and are operating there, with which their consciences (sense of right and wrong) also bear witness; and their [moral] decisions (their arguments of reason, their condemning or approving thoughts) will accuse or perhaps defend and excuse [them]
since the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
Am I now using arguments to men, or God? or is it my desire to give men pleasure? if I was still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things God's wrath is coming on the disobedient.
So it is right for me to take thought for you all in this way, because I have you in my heart; for in my chains, and in my arguments before the judges in support of the good news, making clear that it is true, you all have your part with me in grace.
Do all things without protests and arguments;
I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.
But certain individuals have missed the mark on this very matter [and] have wandered away into vain arguments and discussions and purposeless talk.
he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a sick interest in disputes and arguments over words. From these come envy, quarreling, slanders, evil suspicions,
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--
Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
Keeping to the true word of the teaching, so that he may be able to give comfort by right teaching and overcome the arguments of the doubters.
But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
And in their covetousness (lust, greed) they will exploit you with false (cunning) arguments. From of old the sentence [of condemnation] for them has not been idle; their destruction (eternal misery) has not been asleep.