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Want to know what the Bible says about strife? Here are 193 Bible verses about strife 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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2 Timothy 2:23-25 NIV
23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
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Proverbs 10:12 NIV
Hatred stirs up conflict,
    but love covers over all wrongs.
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Proverbs 16:28 NIV
A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip separates close friends.
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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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James 3:14-16 NIV
14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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Proverbs 29:22 NIV
An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
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Proverbs 26:20 NIV
Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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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 28:25 NIV
The greedy stir up conflict,
    but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
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Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
17         haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
18         a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19         a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
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Proverbs 22:10 NIV
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
    quarrels and insults are ended.
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Matthew 18:15-17 NIV
15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
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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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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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Titus 3:1-3 NIV
3 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
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Proverbs 18:6 NIV
The lips of fools bring them strife,
    and their mouths invite a beating.
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Mark 3:24 NIV
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
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Romans 16:17 NIV
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
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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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