39 Bible Verses about Quarreling

Titus 3:9-11 ESV / 96 helpful votes

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:23 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

James 4:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:19 ESV / 30 helpful votes

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

James 4:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 26:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

2 Timothy 2:14-17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,

Luke 17:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

1 John 2:1-29 ESV / 16 helpful votes

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 15 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

James 4:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Mark 16:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Proverbs 19:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

James 1:1-27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

John 17:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Titus 2:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Proverbs 11:1-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness. ...

Revelation 11:1-13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

James 4:2-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Matthew 7:7-9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

Isaiah 59:1-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. They hatch adders' eggs; they weave the spider's web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched. ...

Isaiah 57:1-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness. But you, draw near, sons of the sorceress, offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman. Whom are you mocking? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit, you who burn with lust among the oaks, under every green tree, who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks? ...

Genesis 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

1 Corinthians 5:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:10-12 ESV / 4 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. What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”

Matthew 10:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.

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