Contention & Strife
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
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.
Proverbs 10:12Cross Reference: 1 Peter 4:8, Proverbs 17:9, and James 5:20. True, unselfish love comes from relationship with God (1 John 4:8).
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 22:10Consider 1 Cor 5:5-6,13, Matt 18:17, and James 3:16. A little leaven leavens the whole lump! Strife is infectious, so it needs to be dealt with at the source.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
A scorner is a proud person, and according to Proverbs 13:10, pride is the source of strife and contention.
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.
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Proverbs 26:20James 3:5
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Proverbs 26:21When discussing the tongue, the Bible often uses fire as imagery (James 3:5-6, Prov 16:27, Prov 26:20-22, Isaiah 30:27). A contentious tongue provides fuel to the fire of strife. Remove the fuel and you stop the fire (Prov 22:10).
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
Proverbs 28:4Romans 1:32
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
Proverbs 28:25Cross Reference: Psalms 10:4, Philippians 4:19
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
Proverbs 29:9Prov 26:4, Mt 7:6; 11:17-19
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth. 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.
Total Verses: 41
Total Passages: 30