'Debate' in the Bible
A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled is wisdom.
Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.
Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
"Listen to me in silence, you coastlands! Let the nations find renewed strength! Let them approach and then speak; let us come together for debate!
Thou seekest them, and findest them not, The men who debate with thee, They are as nothing, yea, as nothing, The men who war with thee.
Remind me of what happened! Let's debate! You, prove to me that you are right!
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
Immediately Jesus, being fully aware [of their hostility] and knowing in His spirit that they were thinking this, said to them, “Why are you debating and arguing about these things in your hearts?
And they began to debate with one another who then of them it could be who was going to do this.
This led to an angry debate among the Jews. "How can this man," they argued, "give us his flesh to eat?"
Among the mass of the people there was much muttered debate about Him. Some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Not so: he is imposing on the people."
But some men who belonged to the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), as well as some Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and men from Cilicia and Asia, stood up and began to debate with Stephen.
But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, the church arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: “Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
for he refuted the Jews vigorously in public debate, demonstrating from the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
[After he said these things, the Jews departed, while engaging in a prolonged debate among themselves.]
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses’ body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”