Strife

  • Christ, an example of avoiding.

    Isaiah 42:2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

    Matthew 12:15-19 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. ...

    Luke 9:52-56 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. ...

    1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

  • Forbidden.

    Proverbs 3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

    Proverbs 25:8 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.

  • strife (KJV Dictionary)

  • A work of the flesh.

    Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

  • An evidence of a carnal spirit.

    1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

  • Existed in primitive church.

    1 Corinthians 1:11 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.

  • Bible concordance for STRIFE

  • EXCITED BY
    • Hatred.

      Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

    • Pride.

      Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

      Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

    • See Strife in McClintock and Strong.

    • Wrath.

      Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

      Proverbs 30:33 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.

    • Frowardness.

      Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

    • A contentious disposition.

      Proverbs 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

    • Tale-bearing.

      Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

    • Drunkenness.

      Proverbs 23:29-30 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

    • Lusts.

      James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?

    • Curious questions.

      1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

      2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

    • Scorning.

      Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

  • Difficulty of stopping, a reason for avoiding it.

    Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

  • Shameful in saints.

    2 Corinthians 12:20 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:

    James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

  • SAINTS SHOULD
    • Avoid.

      Genesis 13:8 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.

      Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

    • Avoid questions that lead to.

      2 Timothy 2:14 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.

    • Not walk in.

      Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

    • Not act from.

      Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

    • Do all things without.

      Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

    • Submit to wrong rather than engage in.

      Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

      Matthew 5:39-40 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

      1 Corinthians 6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

    • Seek God's protection from.

      Psalms 35:1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

      Jeremiah 18:19 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.

    • Praise God for protection from.

      2 Samuel 22:44 Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.

      Psalms 18:43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

  • Saints kept from tongues of.

    Psalms 31:20 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.

  • MINISTERS SHOULD
    • Avoid.

      1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

      2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

    • Avoid questions that lead to.

      2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

      Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

    • Not preach through.

      Philippians 1:15-16 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

    • Warn against.

      1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

      2 Timothy 2:14 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.

    • Reprove.

      1 Corinthians 1:11 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.

      1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

      1 Corinthians 11:17-18 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

  • Appeased by slowness to anger.

    Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

  • It is honorable to cease from.

    Proverbs 20:3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

  • Hypocrites make religion a pretence for.

    Isaiah 58:4 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.

  • Fools engage in.

    Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

  • Evidences a love of transgression.

    Proverbs 17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

  • LEADS TO
    • Blasphemy.

      Leviticus 24:10-11 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; 11 And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

    • Injustice.

      Habakkuk 1:3-4 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. 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

    • Confusion and every evil work.

      James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

    • Violence.

      Exodus 21:18 And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:

      Exodus 21:22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

    • Mutual destruction.

      Galatians 5:15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

  • Temporal blessing embittered by.

    Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

  • Excludes from heaven.

    Galatians 5:20-21 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

  • Promoters of, should be expelled.

    Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

  • Punishment for.

    Psalms 55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

  • Strength and violence of--Illustrated.

    Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

    Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

  • Danger of joining in--Illustrated.

    Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

  • Exemplified.

    Herdmen of Abram and of Lot,

    Genesis 13:7 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.

    Herdmen of Gerar and of Isaac,

    Genesis 26:20 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.

    Laban and Jacob,

    Genesis 31:36 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?

    Two Hebrews,

    Exodus 2:13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

    Israelites,

    Deuteronomy 1:12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

    Judah and Israel,

    2 Samuel 19:41-43 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan? 42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift? 43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

    Disciples,

    Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

    Judaizing Teachers,

    Acts 15:2 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.

    Paul and Barnabas,

    Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

    Pharisees and Sadducees,

    Acts 23:7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

    Corinthians,

    1 Corinthians 1:11 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.

    1 Corinthians 6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

 
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