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32 Bible Verses About Disputes

Here are 32 Bible verses about disputes from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Job 40:2 KJV

Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

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Acts 23:7-9 KJV

And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.

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Mark 12:13 KJV

And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.

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Luke 5:30 KJV

But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

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Acts 17:17 KJV

Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

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Mark 2:16-17 KJV

And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

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Nehemiah 13:17 KJV

Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day?

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Exodus 21:18 KJV

And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

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Acts 9:29 KJV

And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

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Acts 6:9 KJV

Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

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Nehemiah 13:25 KJV

And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.

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Jude 1:9 KJV

Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

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Mark 2:24-25 KJV

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?

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Judges 8:1 KJV

And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.

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Acts 15:2 KJV

When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

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Genesis 31:36 KJV

And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

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Acts 28:29 KJV

And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

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Acts 11:2 KJV

And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

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Job 10:2 KJV

I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.

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John 8:13 KJV

The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.

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Exodus 17:2 KJV

Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

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Nehemiah 13:11 KJV

Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.

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Proverbs 25:8-9 KJV

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

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Genesis 26:20-22 KJV

And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him. And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah. And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.

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Acts 19:8-9 KJV

And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

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Mark 9:33-35 KJV

And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

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Acts 15:7 KJV

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

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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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Luke 5:21 KJV

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

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Numbers 20:3 KJV

And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

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Acts 24:12 KJV

And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

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Luke 6:2 KJV

And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

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