'Strife' in the Bible
There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time.
Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there be no strife between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are relatives.
because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
How can I myself alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
Jephthah said to them, "I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, you didn't save me out of their hand.
All the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, "The king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies, and he saved us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
He is chastened also with pain on his bed, with continual strife in his bones;
In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man. You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.
A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.
Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop.
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife.
One who is greedy stirs up strife; but one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.
An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.
For as the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth strife."
Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you don't fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.
Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have not lent, neither have men lent to me; [yet] everyone of them does curse me.
Why do you show me iniquity, and look at perversity? For destruction and violence are before me. There is strife, and contention rises up.
being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers,
Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men?
For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;
idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies,
Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,
But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.