'Strife' in the Bible
And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
and shepherds of Gerar strive with shepherds of Isaac, saying, 'The water is ours;' and he calleth the name of the well 'Strife,' because they have striven habitually with him;
and he calleth the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the 'strife' of the sons of Israel, and because of their 'trying' Jehovah, saying, 'Is Jehovah in our midst or not?'
Thou art not after many to evil, nor dost thou testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause others to turn aside;
and a poor man thou dost not honour in his strife.
'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;
These are the waters of Meribah (contention, strife), where the sons of Israel contended with the Lord, and He showed Himself holy among them.
For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
When anything is too hard for thee for judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke -- matters of strife within thy gates -- then thou hast risen, and gone up unto the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix,
then have both the men who have the strife stood before Jehovah, before the priests and the judges who are in those days,
And the priests, sons of Levi, have come nigh -- for on them hath Jehovah thy God fixed to serve Him, and to bless in the name of Jehovah, and by their mouth is every strife, and every stroke --
'When there is a strife between men, and they have come nigh unto the judgment, and they have judged, and declared righteous the righteous, and declared wrong the wrong-doer,
And Jephthah said unto them, I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, ye delivered me not out of their hands.
And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.
“You also have rescued me from strife with my [own] people;You have kept me as the head of the nations.People whom I have not known served me.
And also in Jerusalem hath Jehoshaphat appointed of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the heads of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah, and for strife; and they turn back to Jerusalem,
and any strife that cometh in unto you of your brethren who are dwelling in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and command, statutes, and judgments, then ye have warned them and they become not guilty before Jehovah, and wrath hath not been on you and on your brethren; thus do ye do, and ye are not guilty.
And he hath been reproved With pain on his bed, And the strife of his bones is enduring.
You rescued me from strife with people; you set me as head (over) nations. People I did not know served me;
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
They stir up strife, they lurk;they watch my stepswhile they wait to take my life.
Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.
They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:
Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil,Who spreads strife.
A false witness who utters lies,And one who spreads strife among brothers.
Hatred stirs up strife,But love covers all transgressions.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
A fool’s lips lead to strife,and his mouth provokes a beating.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow?Who has strife? Who has complaining?Who has wounds without cause?Whose eyes are red and dim?
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
"I will provoke civil strife in Egypt, brothers will fight with each other, as will neighbors, cities, and kingdoms.
(For a day of vengeance is to Jehovah, A year of recompences for Zion's strife,)
“If anyone fiercely attacks you it will not be from Me.Whoever attacks you will fall because of you.
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.
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.
And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea.
Hear a word of Jehovah, sons of Israel, For a strife is to Jehovah with inhabitants of the land, For there is no truth, nor kindness, Nor knowledge of God, in the land,
Hear, O mountains, the strife of Jehovah, Ye strong ones -- foundations of earth! For a strife is to Jehovah, with His people, And with Israel He doth reason.
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.
Knowing their thoughts He said to them, "Every kingdom in which civil war has raged suffers desolation; and every city or house in which there is internal strife will be brought low.
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
"O stiff-necked men, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you also are continually at strife with the Holy Spirit--just as your forefathers were.
And [after] there was no little strife and debate by Paul and Barnabas against them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas and some others from among them to go up to the apostles and elders in Jerusalem concerning this issue.
And as the dissension became even greater, the commander, fearing that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, ordered the troops to go down and forcibly take him from them, and bring him to the barracks.
having been filled with all unrighteousness, whoredom, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil dispositions; whisperers,
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
But if you bite and devour one another [in bickering and strife], watch out that you [along with your entire fellowship] are not consumed by one another.
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
So then I would have the men everywhere pray, lifting to God holy hands which are unstained with anger or strife;
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
be striving the good strife of the faith, be laying hold on the life age-during, to which also thou wast called, and didst profess the right profession before many witnesses.
and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife,
the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept,
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
What leads to [the unending] quarrels and conflicts among you? Do they not come from your [hedonistic] desires that wage war in your [bodily] members [fighting for control over you]?