'Contention' in the Bible
And Abram said to Lot, I pray thee let there be no contention between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we are brethren.
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours!” So Isaac named the well Esek (quarreling), because they quarreled with him.
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they had tempted Jehovah, saying, Is Jehovah among us, or not?
You make us an object of contention to our neighbors,And our enemies laugh among themselves.
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
The quickly angered man stirs up contention, but anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute.
A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Better to dwell on the corner of a roof than [to] share a house with a woman of contention.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
Who has woe? Who has grief? Who has contention? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Better to live upon the corner of a roof than [with] a woman of contention and [in a] shared house.
Without wood, the fire goes out. Without a gossip, contention stops.
Dripping constantly on a day of heavy rain and a woman of contention are alike.
Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat.
An angry man stirreth up contention, And a furious man is multiplying transgression.
Just as whipping milk produces butter, and twisting the nose causes bleeding, so also stirring up anger produces contention.
You fast with contention and strifeto strike viciously with your fist.You cannot fast as you do today,hoping to make your voice heard on high.
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel,For the Lord has a [legal] case with the inhabitants of the land,Because there is no faithfulness [no steadfast love, no dependability] or loyalty or kindnessOr knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him] in the land.
Yet let no one find fault, nor let any rebuke [others];For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
The Lord also has a dispute [a legal complaint and an indictment] with Judah,And He will punish Jacob in accordance with his ways;He will repay him in accordance with his deeds.
“Hear, O mountains, the indictment of the Lord,And you enduring foundations of the earth,For the Lord has a case (a legal complaint) against His people,And He will dispute (challenge) Israel.
Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
Yes, he will indeed rebuild the Temple of the LORD, and he will exalt its majesty by sitting and ruling on his throne. He will serve as priest on his throne, and no contention will exist between them.
And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest.
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;
If, however, Demetrius and the mechanics who support his contention have a grievance against any one, there are Assize-days and there are Proconsuls: let the persons interested accuse one another.
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander be put away from you, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be arrogant, and [as a result] be in defiance of the truth.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice.
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