25 Bible Verses About Strife In The Church (NIV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Strife In The Church (NIV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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2 Corinthians 12:20

20 For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.

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Proverbs 29:22

22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.

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1 Corinthians 11:16-19

16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God. 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. 18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.

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Matthew 18:15-17

15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16 But if he 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 he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

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Romans 16:17

17 I urge you, brothers, 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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1 Timothy 6:3-5

3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

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Matthew 18:15

15 "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

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Proverbs 20:3

3 It is to a man's honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

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Proverbs 17:14

14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

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Matthew 5:23-24

23 "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

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1 John 4:1

1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

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Matthew 18:16

16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'

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James 4:1

1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?

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Proverbs 28:25

25 A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.

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Matthew 5:9

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

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Proverbs 26:17

17 Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.

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Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.

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Galatians 6:1

1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

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Hebrews 12:15

15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

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Galatians 5:19-21

19 The acts of the sinful nature 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 30:33

33 For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife."

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1 Corinthians 13:4

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

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Proverbs 16:28

28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

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Proverbs 22:10

10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

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Proverbs 15:18

18 A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

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