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97 Bible Verses About Arguing

Here are 97 Bible verses about arguing from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 15:1 KJV

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

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2 Timothy 2:23-24 KJV

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

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Romans 14:19 KJV

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

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Titus 3:9 KJV

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Proverbs 29:22 KJV

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

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Proverbs 13:10 KJV

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

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Philippians 2:14 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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Proverbs 29:11 KJV

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

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Titus 3:1-2 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Proverbs 3:30 KJV

Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

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Proverbs 26:4 KJV

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

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2 Timothy 2:14 KJV

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

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2 Timothy 2:16 KJV

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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James 3:17 KJV

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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Proverbs 19:11 KJV

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

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Proverbs 15:18 KJV

A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

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Romans 12:19 KJV

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Proverbs 23:9 KJV

Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

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Romans 14:1 KJV

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

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Proverbs 20:3 KJV

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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2 Timothy 2:24 KJV

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

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1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

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Proverbs 21:9 KJV

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

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Proverbs 18:2 KJV

A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

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Proverbs 19:13 KJV

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

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Romans 12:1 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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1 Peter 3:15 KJV

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

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Romans 12:18 KJV

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

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1 John 3:18 KJV

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Proverbs 25:24 KJV

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

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Job 13:3 KJV

Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

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James 1:19 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

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Proverbs 18:13 KJV

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

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Proverbs 26:17 KJV

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

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Proverbs 15:28 KJV

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

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Proverbs 26:4-5 KJV

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

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Matthew 5:23-24 KJV

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

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Matthew 7:3 KJV

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

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1 Timothy 2:8 KJV

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

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Romans 12:17 KJV

Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Hebrews 12:14 KJV

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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1 Timothy 6:4 KJV

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

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1 Peter 2:21 KJV

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

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Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

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Ephesians 4:32 KJV

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

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Mark 9:14 KJV

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

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2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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2 Timothy 2:23 KJV

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

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1 Timothy 3:2-3 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

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Romans 1:21 KJV

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

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2 Timothy 4:2 KJV

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

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1 Samuel 2:3 KJV

Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Philippians 2:15 KJV

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

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2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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2 Timothy 2:23-25 KJV

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

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James 1:19-20 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

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Proverbs 30:33 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 14:26 KJV

How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

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Proverbs 12:16 KJV

A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Job 15:3 KJV

Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?

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Philippians 4:2 KJV

I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

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Proverbs 1:7 KJV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Proverbs 17:14 KJV

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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Hebrews 12:15 KJV

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

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Exodus 14:14 KJV

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

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Matthew 5:22 KJV

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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John 18:36 KJV

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

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Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 KJV

Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee: For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

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1 Corinthians 6:7 KJV

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

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James 4:1 KJV

From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

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Proverbs 18:1 KJV

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

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Proverbs 21:19 KJV

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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1 Peter 2:21-23 KJV

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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Revelation 21:4 KJV

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Romans 1:28-32 KJV

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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2 Timothy 2:14-16 KJV

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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Proverbs 15:2 KJV

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

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Luke 12:11-12 KJV

And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

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Proverbs 27:15 KJV

A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

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Proverbs 22:10 KJV

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

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Proverbs 26:21 KJV

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

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Genesis 13:6-8 KJV

And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 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.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 KJV

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

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1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

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Isaiah 45:9 KJV

Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

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Isaiah 58:4 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 1:11 KJV

For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

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1 Timothy 3:3 KJV

Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

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