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Bible Study Topic: Strife

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So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers.
Genesis 13:8
 
Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, "Don't quarrel on the way!"
Genesis 45:24
 
But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself?
Deuteronomy 1:12
 
In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.
Psalms 31:20
 
Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
Psalms 55:9
 
You have made us a source of contention to our neighbors, and our enemies mock us.
Psalms 80:6
 
Do not accuse a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 3:30
 
A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
who plots evil with deceit in his heart, he always stirs up dissension.
Proverbs 6:12-14
 
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. Warning Against Adultery
Proverbs 6:16-19
 
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:12
 
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 13:10
 
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.
Proverbs 15:18
 
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
Proverbs 16:28
 
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Proverbs 17:1
 
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
Proverbs 17:14
 
He who loves a quarrel loves sin; he who builds a high gate invites destruction.
Proverbs 17:19
 
A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
Proverbs 18:6
 
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
Proverbs 19:13
 
It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Proverbs 20:3
 
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.
Proverbs 21:19
 
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
Proverbs 22:10
 
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
Proverbs 23:29-30
 
do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?
Proverbs 25:8
 
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
Proverbs 25:24
 
Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.
Proverbs 26:17
 
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Proverbs 26:20-21
 
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day;
Proverbs 27:15
 
A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
Proverbs 28:25
 
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.
Proverbs 29:22
 
For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."
Proverbs 30:33
 
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Isaiah 58:4
 
Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Habakkuk 1:3
 
"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison.
Matthew 5:25
 
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Matthew 5:39-41
 
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law -
a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
Matthew 10:34-36
 
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.
Matthew 12:25
 
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
Matthew 18:15-17
 
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Mark 3:24-25
 
Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."Interpreting the Times
Luke 12:51-53
 
As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. "
Luke 12:58-59
 
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
Romans 2:8
 
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:18
 
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
Romans 13:13
 
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.
Romans 14:1
 
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Romans 14:19
 
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.
Romans 14:21
 
I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
Romans 16:17-18
 
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.
My brothers, some from Chloe's household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.
What I mean is this: One of you says, "I follow Paul"; another, "I follow Apollos"; another, "I follow Cephas "; still another, "I follow Christ."
Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 1:10-13
 
Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly,mere infants in Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:1
 
You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?
For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," are you not mere men?
1 Corinthians 3:3-4
 
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
1 Corinthians 4:6-7
 
If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints?
Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?
But instead, one brother goes to law against another,and this in front of unbelievers!
The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?
1 Corinthians 6:1-7
 
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice,nor do the churches of God.The Lord's Supper
In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.
In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
1 Corinthians 11:16-19
 
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
2 Corinthians 12:20
 
I am confident in the Lord that you will take no other view. The one who is throwing you into confusion will pay the penalty, whoever he may be.
Galatians 5:10
 
If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.Life by the Spirit
Galatians 5:15
 
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
Galatians 5:19-20
 
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
Philippians 1:15-16
 
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3
 
Do everything without complaining or arguing,
so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe
Philippians 2:14-15
 
The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
1 Timothy 1:5-7
 
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
1 Timothy 2:8
 
Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
1 Timothy 3:2-3
 
If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,
he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
1 Timothy 6:3-5
 
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,
which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you.
1 Timothy 6:20-21
 
Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
2 Timothy 2:14
 
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
2 Timothy 2:23-25
 
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,
to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
Titus 3:1-3
 
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.
Titus 3:9
 
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
James 3:14-16
 
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?
You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.
James 4:1-2
 
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