27 occurrences

'Contend' in the Bible

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.

And the Lord said to me, Do not trouble or assault Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the sons of Lot for a possession.

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

But Joash said to all who stood against him, Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? He who will contend for Baal, let him be put to death while it is still morning. If Baal is a god, let him contend for himself because one has pulled down his altar.

Therefore on that day he called Gideon Jerubbaal, meaning, Let Baal contend against him, because he had pulled down his altar.

If one should want to contend with Him, he cannot answer one [of His questions] in a thousand.

I will say to God, Do not condemn me [do not make me guilty]! Show me why You contend with me.

Why do you contend against Him? For He does not give account of any of His actions. [Sufficient for us it should be to know that it is He Who does them.]

Shall he who would find fault with the Almighty contend with Him? He who disputes with 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!

Contend not with a man for no reason -- "when he has done you no wrong.

Those who forsake the law [of God and man] praise the wicked, but those who keep the law [of God and man] contend with them.

Whatever [man] is, he has been named that long ago, and it is known that it is man [Adam]; nor can he contend with Him who is mightier than he [whether God or death].

The Lord stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples and His people.

You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.

For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them.

He is near Who declares Me in the right. Who will contend with Me? Let us stand forth together! Who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me.

For I will not contend forever, neither will I be angry always, for [if I did stay angry] the spirit [of man] would faint and be consumed before Me, and [My purpose in] creating the souls of men would be frustrated.

Therefore I will still contend with you [by inflicting further judgments on you], says the Lord, and with your children's children will I contend.

Uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just are You, O Lord, when I complain against and contend with You. Yet let me plead and reason the case with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are all they at ease and thriving who deal very treacherously and deceitfully?

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.

Hear now what the Lord says: Arise, contend and plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.

Hear, O mountains, the Lord's controversy, and you strong and enduring foundations of the earth, for the Lord has a controversy (a pleading contention) with His people, and He will [pleadingly] 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.

Beloved, my whole concern was to write to you in regard to our common salvation. [But] I found it necessary and was impelled to write you and urgently appeal to and exhort [you] to contend for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints [the faith which is that sum of Christian belief which was delivered verbally to the holy people of God].

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Root Form
Definition
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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