Here are the 40 most powerful Bible scriptures on strife.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.
1 Corinthians 3:3
For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 12:20
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.
How can I bear by myself the weight and burden of you and your strife?
I have confidence in the Lord that you will take no other view than mine, and the one who is troubling you will bear the penalty, whoever he is.
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.
Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.
“Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.”
“Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high.”
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”
“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”
Do all things without grumbling or questioning.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.
Whoever loves transgression loves strife; he who makes his door high seeks destruction.
A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a passing dog by the ears.
As charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
But for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.