What Does The Bible Say About Quarrels?

What Does The Bible Say About Quarrels?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Proverbs 3:30 – Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil.

Proverbs 15:1 – A mild answer breaketh wrath: but a harsh word stirreth up fury.

Proverbs 16:28 – A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.

Proverbs 17:1 –  Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.

Proverbs 17:11 – An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.

Proverbs 17:19 – He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.

Proverbs 18:6 – The lips of a fool intermeddle with strife: and his mouth provoketh quarrels.

Proverbs 19:13 – A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.

Proverbs 20:3 – It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches.

Proverbs 21:19 – It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a quarrelsome and passionate woman.

Proverbs 26:17 – As he that taketh a dog by the ears, so is he that passeth by in anger, and meddleth with another man’s quarrel.

Proverbs 27:15-16 – Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike. He that retaineth her, is as he that would hold the wind, and shall call in the oil of his right hand.

Proverbs 30:33 – And he that strongly squeezeth the paps to bring out milk, straineth out butter: and he that violently bloweth his nose, bringeth out blood: and he that provoketh wrath bringeth forth strife.

Ecclesiasticus 27:16 – Is the quarrels of the proud is the shedding of blood: and their cursing is a grievous hearing.

Ecclesiasticus 28:10-11 – Refrain from strife, and thou shalt diminish thy sins: For a passionate man kindleth strife, and a sinful man will trouble his friends, and bring in debate in the midst of them that are at peace.

Ecclesiasticus 28:13 – A hasty contention kindleth a fire: and a hasty quarrel sheddeth blood: and a tongue that beareth witness bringeth death.

2 Timothy 2:24 – And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to every one, an apt teacher, forbearing,


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