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Want to know what the Bible says about quarreling? Here are 41 Bible verses about quarreling from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Titus 3:9-11 NIV
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.
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Proverbs 20:3 NIV
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
    but every fool is quick to quarrel.
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2 Timothy 2:23 NIV
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
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James 4:1 NIV
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?
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Proverbs 26:17 NIV
Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears
    is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
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Proverbs 21:19 NIV
Better to live in a desert
    than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.
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Proverbs 17:14 NIV
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
    so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
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Proverbs 15:18 NIV
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict,
    but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
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2 Timothy 2:14 NIV
Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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James 4:17 NIV
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
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2 Timothy 2:14-17 NIV
14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
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Proverbs 26:21 NIV
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
    so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
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Luke 17:3 NIV
So watch yourselves.
“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.
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Proverbs 13:20 NIV
Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.
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Proverbs 19:13 NIV
A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
    and a quarrelsome wife is like
    the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
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1 Peter 4:10 NIV
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
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James 4:2 NIV
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
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1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
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Luke 6:27 NIV
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
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