76 Bible Verses about Quarrel

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 196 helpful votes

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 186 helpful votes

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

2 Timothy 2:23-24 ESV / 174 helpful votes

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,

Titus 3:9 ESV / 133 helpful votes

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

Philippians 2:14 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or disputing,

Proverbs 26:17 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.

Proverbs 18:6 ESV / 114 helpful votes

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 112 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

James 4:1-2 ESV / 92 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.

Matthew 5:9 ESV / 92 helpful votes

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Proverbs 29:22 ESV / 73 helpful votes

A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

Romans 12:18 ESV / 69 helpful votes

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

James 4:1 ESV / 54 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

1 Corinthians 1:10-11 ESV / 44 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.

Proverbs 26:20-21 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases. As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

James 3:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Proverbs 18:19 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Romans 14:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV / 28 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.

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 28 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 15:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Galatians 5:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 24 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.

2 Timothy 2:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.

Proverbs 26:21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 20 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,

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 20 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.

Romans 13:13 ESV / 20 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.

Galatians 5:19-20 ESV / 16 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,

1 Corinthians 1:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.

Proverbs 26:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

1 Timothy 6:3-5 ESV / 11 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.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Jeremiah 50:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, the people of Israel and the people of Judah shall come together, weeping as they come, and they shall seek the Lord their God. They shall ask the way to Zion, with faces turned toward it, saying, ‘Come, let us join ourselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.’

1 Peter 3:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Timothy 6:4-5 ESV / 8 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, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.

1 Timothy 3:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

Romans 14:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

Proverbs 22:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

1 Timothy 4:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Genesis 45:1-28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it. And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence. So Joseph said to his brothers, “Come near to me, please.” And they came near. And he said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. ...

Titus 2:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

James 3:14-16 ESV / 4 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.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

2 Timothy 2:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Philippians 2:14-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 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,

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

2 Corinthians 12:20 ESV / 4 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.

Romans 12:17-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:17-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 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.”

Mark 16:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Proverbs 25:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another's secret,

Proverbs 17:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.

Genesis 13:8 ESV / 4 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.

Romans 11:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;

Acts 20:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Deuteronomy 19:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Matthew 18:1-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, ...

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Daniel 12:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Jeremiah 25:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, to this day, the word of the Lord has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened.

Jeremiah 15:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord: “If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the Lord.

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Deuteronomy 24:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Deuteronomy 18:18-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.

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