57 occurrences in 12 translations

'Contend' in the Bible

So the people contended with Moses, and they said, "Give us water to drink!" Moses said to them, "Why do you contend with me? Why do you test the Lord?"

'And when men contend, and a man hath smitten his neighbour with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but hath fallen on the bed;

If men contend with each other, and a pregnant woman [interfering] is hurt so that she has a miscarriage, yet no further damage follows, [the one who hurt her] shall surely be punished with a fine [paid] to the woman's husband, as much as the judges determine.

contend not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.

And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.

and when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, vex them not, nor contend with them; for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.

Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

Of Levi he said, "Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man, Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;

But Jo'ash said to all who were arrayed against him, "Will you contend for Ba'al? Or will you defend his cause? Whoever contends for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because his altar has been pulled down."

Therefore on that day he was called Jerubba'al, that is to say, "Let Ba'al contend against him," because he pulled down his altar.

Now are you any better than Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever contend with Israel or fight against them?

The LORD will shatter his enemies those who contend against him. Who is holy? The one who will thunder against them in the heavens. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth, he will give strength to his king, and he will increase the strength of His anointed one."

Now, therefore, stand still that I may contend with you before the LORD of all the righteousnesses of the LORD which he did to you and to your fathers.

"Note well, you still have to contend with Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who tried to call down upon me a horrible judgment when I went to Mahanaim. He came down and met me at the Jordan, and I solemnly promised him by the Lord, 'I will not strike you down with the sword.'

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thy heart has lifted thee up: boast thyself, and abide at home; for why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou, and Judah with thee?

Thou thinkest, Lo, thou hast smitten Edom; and thy heart has lifted thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou and Judah with thee?

"I will say to God, 'Do not condemn me; Let me know why You contend with me.

Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God?

"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

"Would He contend with me by the greatness of His power? No, surely He would pay attention to me.

Why do you contend against him, that he does not answer all a person's words?

Shall he that will contend with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth +God, let him answer it.

No one is so fierce [and foolhardy] that he dares to stir up [the crocodile]; who then is he who can stand before Me [the beast's Creator, or dares to contend with Me]?

Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.

If I tried to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Even if I finished counting them, I would still have to contend with you.

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

In measure, when sending her away, didst thou contend with her: he hath taken her away with his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Be sure that all who are enraged against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will become as nothing and will perish.

You will look for those who contend with you, but you will not find them. Those who war against you will become absolutely nothing.

But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

"Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend.

Why do you contend with me? You have rebelled against me," declares the LORD.

You will be righteous, Lord, even if I bring a case against You. Yet, I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? [Why] do the treacherous live at ease?

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

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

{Therefore} thus says Yahweh, "Look, I [am] going to contend your case, and I will avenge your vengeance, and I will cause her sea to dry up, and I will cause her fountain to dry up.

And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there will I enter into judgment with you and contend with you face to face.

As I entered into judgment and contended with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I enter into judgment and contend with you, says the Lord God.

And at the time of the end shall the king of the south contend with him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through.

"Contend with your mother, contend, For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband; And let her put away her harlotry from her face And her adultery from between her breasts,

Yet let no one find fault, and let none offer reproof; For your people are like those who contend with the priest.

Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

Hear, O ye mountains, Jehovah's controversy, and ye enduring foundations of the earth; for Jehovah hath a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.

In that day, says the Lord, I will smite every horse [of the armies that contend against Jerusalem] with terror and panic and his rider with madness; and I will open My eyes and regard with favor the house of Judah and will smite every horse of the opposing nations with blindness.

Now some Sadducees (who contend that there is no resurrection) came to him.

Now I exhort you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to contend along with me in your prayers on my behalf to God,

And if also any one contend in the games, he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּרה 
Garah 
Usage: 14

דּוּן דּין 
Diyn 
Usage: 24

יריב 
Yariyb 
Usage: 3

מצּוּת 
Matstsuwth 
Usage: 1

רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

תּחרה 
Tacharah 
Usage: 2

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

ἐπαγωνίζομαι 
Epagonizomai 
Usage: 1



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