“A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” Proverbs 16:28 (ESV)
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth… 2 Timothy 2:23-25 (ESV)
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12 ESV
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Let’s get down to business because I have a lot on my mind, and the subject we will discuss on today is discord… Please feel free to comment and weigh in…
It’s bad when a parent sow discord between children causing animosity and friction because people tend to have favorites this, and favorites that which is o.k, but when it comes to your children that God gave to you, they all should be your favorites because they are ALL gifts from God. It saddens me that a parent would choose to raise one child, and leave the other child to survive on it’s own… Let me tell you that it’s happening because it happened to me, and I was that child that did not meet my father until I was 10-years-old, and I met him by divine appointment that was set up by God! Nevertheless, we finally met!
Since that time, our relationship started out a little rocky being that I was 10-years-old and I possessed my own identity. I knew what felt right to my heart, and I knew what felt wrong. When I was younger, I was always uncomfortable around him, his wife at the time and his daughter… Nevertheless, they all grew on me over the years, and I developed a relationship with her mom which had to be developed if she was going to consider my little sister coming to spend the summer with me when she was younger. We developed a beautiful relationship over these past 37 years… Nevertheless, I pray one day she realizes that family is way more important than money and being someone’s favorite!
With that being said, let’s examine in God’s word what he says about sowing discord. I have shared over 150 scriptures and studied them to see if I can shed some light on my life to make it better that I can continue to LOVE and move forward in Christ!
Sowing discord can mean a lot of things, such as:
-Talking behind other people`s back
Although a “self-centered and clingy personality“ could be the cause of discord, just being such a person wouldn`t automatically mean they are a “sower of discord!“
Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
189 Bible Verses about Strife:
James 3:14-16 ESV / 107 helpful votes
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 94 helpful votes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 29:22 ESV / 85 helpful votes
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 79 helpful votes
“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence 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, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Proverbs 26:20 ESV / 79 helpful votes
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 69 helpful votes
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
Titus 3:1-3 ESV / 60 helpful votes
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.
Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
Mark 3:24 ESV / 55 helpful votes
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 54 helpful votes
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 52 helpful votes
A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
James 4:1 ESV / 45 helpful votes
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Romans 2:8 ESV / 36 helpful votes
But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
Proverbs 22:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes
Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.
1 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV / 31 helpful votes
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
Romans 16:17 ESV / 30 helpful votes
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
Galatians 5:15 ESV / 29 helpful votes
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 29 helpful votes
Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
Romans 14:19 ESV / 27 helpful votes
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Galatians 5:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
Proverbs 26:21 ESV / 26 helpful votes
As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Proverbs 18:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
Deuteronomy 1:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes
How can I bear by myself the weight and burden of you and your strife?
Romans 14:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.
Proverbs 25:24 ESV / 24 helpful votes
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Philippians 2:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2:2-3 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Mark 3:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes
And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Proverbs 30:33 ESV / 23 helpful votes
For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.
Proverbs 26:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
Isaiah 41:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes
For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
Romans 12:18 ESV / 21 helpful votes
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Matthew 10:34-36 ESV / 20 helpful votes
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.
1 Corinthians 11:16-19 ESV / 19 helpful votes
If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
1 Corinthians 6:1-7 ESV / 19 helpful votes
When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …
Matthew 5:39-41 ESV / 19 helpful votes
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Isaiah 58:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes
Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high.
Proverbs 18:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes
A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Philippians 2:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
Psalm 31:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
1 John 1:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.
Matthew 5:25 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.
Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
Romans 16:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
Romans 13:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
Mark 9:34 ESV / 16 helpful votes
But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.
Matthew 12:25 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.
Isaiah 41:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes
You shall seek those who contend with you, but you shall not find them; those who war against you shall be as nothing at all.
Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
2 Timothy 2:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
1 Timothy 3:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
1 Corinthians 4:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
Luke 12:58 ESV / 15 helpful votes
As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison.
Philippians 1:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
Habakkuk 1:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.
Proverbs 25:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame?
James 5:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
James 4:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
Luke 11:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.
Proverbs 27:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
Psalm 55:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city.
Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 12 helpful votes
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
1 Timothy 6:20 ESV / 12 helpful votes
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”
Romans 14:21 ESV / 12 helpful votes
It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.
1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
Luke 22:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes
A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 6:12-14 ESV / 10 helpful votes
A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;
1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
1 Corinthians 11:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes
If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 1:10-13 ESV / 9 helpful votes
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
Acts 15:39 ESV / 9 helpful votes
And there arose a sharp disagreement, so that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus,
Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Psalm 37:37 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
Psalm 37:10-11 ESV / 9 helpful votes
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
James 3:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.
Titus 3:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
Acts 15:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But Paul thought best not to take with them one who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work.
Isaiah 53:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
Proverbs 19:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes
A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
Exodus 20:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Genesis 45:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Then he sent his brothers away, and as they departed, he said to them, “Do not quarrel on the way.”
1 John 4:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
James 4:1-10 ESV / 7 helpful votes
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? …
James 4:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
James 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
Titus 2:1-15 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. …
Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. …
Romans 1:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
Acts 15:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question.
Acts 8:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
Proverbs 23:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
Psalm 80:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.
Psalm 37:30-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.
Genesis 13:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
James 3:1-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! …
James 1:14-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
James 1:4-20 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. …
Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes
If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
1 Thessalonians 5:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
Philippians 2:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes
That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Galatians 5:19-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
2 Corinthians 13:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Romans 1:29-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Proverbs 3:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes
By his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. …
Psalm 34:12-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes
What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 34:11-14 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, …
Genesis 31:36 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Then Jacob became angry and berated Laban. Jacob said to Laban, “What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
Genesis 26:20-22 ESV / 6 helpful votes
The herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”
Genesis 13:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes
So that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together,
Titus 2:9-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
1 Timothy 6:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you.
1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,
1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
Colossians 3:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Philippians 1:15-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
Galatians 5:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
Galatians 5:1-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you. I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law. You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace. For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. …
1 Corinthians 11:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?
1 Corinthians 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.
1 Corinthians 3:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?
1 Corinthians 1:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes
What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.
Romans 12:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
Romans 6:1-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. …
Acts 23:7-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all. Then a great clamor arose, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees’ party stood up and contended sharply, “We find nothing wrong in this man. What if a spirit or an angel spoke to him?” And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.
John 10:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
There was again a division among the Jews because of these words.
John 10:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Luke 12:59 ESV / 5 helpful votes
I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.”
Luke 12:51-53 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, 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 her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
Matthew 5:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.
Proverbs 23:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Those who tarry long over wine; those who go to try mixed wine.
Proverbs 21:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.
Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Proverbs 11:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.
Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
Proverbs 10:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Proverbs 3:33-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.
Proverbs 3:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
Proverbs 3:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways,
Proverbs 3:30-35 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways, for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord, but the upright are in his confidence. The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. …
Proverbs 3:30-32 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways, for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord, but the upright are in his confidence.
Proverbs 3:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
Psalm 141:3-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies!
Psalm 140:1-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. They make their tongue sharp as a serpent’s, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet. The arrogant have hidden a trap for me, and with cords they have spread a net; beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah …
Psalm 133:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Job 22:23-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes
If you return to the Almighty you will be built up; if you remove injustice far from your tents, if you lay gold in the dust, and gold of Ophir among the stones of the torrent-bed, then the Almighty will be your gold and your precious silver. For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God.
Job 11:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes
If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
2 Samuel 19:41-43 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Then all the men of Israel came to the king and said to the king, “Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away and brought the king and his household over the Jordan, and all David’s men with him?” All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because the king is our close relative. Why then are you angry over this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king’s expense? Or has he given us any gift?” And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, “We have ten shares in the king, and in David also we have more than you. Why then did you despise us? Were we not the first to speak of bringing back our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
1 Samuel 15:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.”
Judges 12:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Jephthah said to them, “I and my people had a great dispute with the Ammonites, and when I called you, you did not save me from their hand.
Judges 12:1-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The men of Ephraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.” And Jephthah said to them, “I and my people had a great dispute with the Ammonites, and when I called you, you did not save me from their hand. And when I saw that you would not save me, I took my life in my hand and crossed over against the Ammonites, and the Lord gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?” Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim. And the men of Gilead struck Ephraim, because they said, “You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and Manasseh.” And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,” …
Judges 11:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Gilead’s wife also bore him sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.”
Genesis 21:25 ESV / 5 helpful votes
When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech’s servants had seized,
Genesis 13:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land.
Hebrews 6:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation.
Philippians 1:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes
The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
1 Corinthians 3:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.
Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
2 Chronicles 33:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes
And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
Nahum 3:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute, graceful and of deadly charms, who betrays nations with her whorings, and peoples with her charms.
Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas
Cited: Scriptures are from Open Bible: http://www.openbible.info/topics/strife