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84 Bible Verses About Strife

Here are 84 Bible verses about strife from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

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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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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Proverbs 20:3 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Proverbs 29:22 KJV

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

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Proverbs 26:20 KJV

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

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Proverbs 17:14 KJV

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

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Proverbs 28:25 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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Proverbs 22:10 KJV

He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

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Proverbs 15:18 KJV

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

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James 4:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:6 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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Mark 3:24 KJV

A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

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Proverbs 13:10 KJV

And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

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Romans 16:17 KJV

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

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Romans 14:19 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

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Proverbs 26:17 KJV

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

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Philippians 2:3 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 21:19 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV

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

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Proverbs 30:33 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 17:1 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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Proverbs 17:19 KJV

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

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Galatians 5:15 KJV

He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

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Proverbs 26:21 KJV

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

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Proverbs 25:24 KJV

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

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Isaiah 58:4 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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Romans 13:13 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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Romans 12:18 KJV

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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Romans 2:8 KJV

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

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Mark 3:25 KJV

But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

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Deuteronomy 1:12 KJV

And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 KJV

How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

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Isaiah 41:11 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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Galatians 5:10 KJV

Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.

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James 3:14 KJV

I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.

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Psalms 31:20 KJV

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

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Habakkuk 1:3 KJV

Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

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James 3:16 KJV

Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

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Romans 14:1 KJV

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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Philippians 2:14 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 2:8 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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Proverbs 18:19 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 6:4 KJV

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

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1 John 1:9 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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2 Timothy 2:14 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Psalms 55:9 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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Romans 16:18 KJV

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

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Philippians 1:15 KJV

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

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Galatians 5:20 KJV

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

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Proverbs 25:8 KJV

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

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1 Peter 3:7 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.

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Proverbs 27:15 KJV

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

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Titus 3:9 KJV

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

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Genesis 13:8 KJV

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

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Matthew 12:25 KJV

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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Luke 12:58 KJV

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

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Proverbs 28:13 KJV

When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

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1 Timothy 6:20 KJV

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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1 Timothy 3:3 KJV

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

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Romans 1:29 KJV

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

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Matthew 5:25 KJV

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

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Psalms 80:6 KJV

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

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Proverbs 23:29 KJV

Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

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Luke 11:17 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

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Isaiah 41:12 KJV

But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

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Proverbs 19:13 KJV

Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.

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James 5:12 KJV

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

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James 4:2 KJV

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

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1 Timothy 3:2 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 Corinthians 4:7 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Romans 14:21 KJV

For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

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Ephesians 5:25 KJV

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

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1 Corinthians 11:16 KJV

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

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Mark 9:34 KJV

But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

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Genesis 13:7 KJV

But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.

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Luke 22:24 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 15:17 KJV

And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

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1 Peter 2:11 KJV

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

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Proverbs 19:5 KJV

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

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1 Corinthians 1:11 KJV

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

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1 Corinthians 1:10 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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