30 Important Bible Verses About Arguing

Arguments can escalate tensions and damage relationships. Here are Bible verese that encourages peaceful resolutions, humility, and empathy in handling conflicts, fostering reconciliation and unity among believers.

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Bible Verses About Arguing

Proverbs 15:1 – The Power of a Gentle Answer

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 17:14 – Avoiding Quarrels

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

Proverbs 18:6 – Guarding Your Lips

“A fool’s lips bring strife, and their mouths invite a beating.”

Proverbs 20:3 – Avoiding Strife

“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

Proverbs 26:17 – Avoiding Meddling

“Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.”

Ephesians 4:31-32 – Letting go of Bitterness

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Romans 14:19 – Pursuing Peace

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

2 Timothy 2:23-24 – Avoiding Foolish and Ignorant Arguments

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”

James 3:16 – The Harm of Jealousy and Selfish Ambition

“For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.”

James 4:1-3 – The Source of Fights and Quarrels

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 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. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

Proverbs 29:22 – The Danger of an Angry Person

“An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.”

Proverbs 26:21 – Fueling Arguments

“As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.”

Proverbs 13:10 – Pride and Quarrels

“Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”

Proverbs 17:19 – The Danger of Someone with a Perverse Heart

“Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.”

2 Timothy 2:14 – Avoiding Controversial Speculations

“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.”

Proverbs 25:8 – Avoiding Arguments with Your Neighbor

“Do not bring hastily to court, for what will you do in the end if your neighbor puts you to shame?”

John 13:35 – The Sign of Love

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Philippians 2:3 – Considering Others Before Ourselves

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.”

Proverbs 20:22 – Leaving Vengeance to God

“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.”

Matthew 5:39 – Responding with Nonviolence

“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – The Fruits of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

1 Timothy 6:4 – Guarding Against Quarrels

“They are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions.”

Hebrews 12:14 – Pursuing Holiness and Peace

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 – Love is Not Easily Angered

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

Proverbs 21:19 – Living with a Quarrelsome Spouse

“Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.”

Titus 3:9 – Avoiding Foolish Arguments

“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.”

1 Peter 3:9 – Responding to Insults with Blessings

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

Romans 12:18 – Living at Peace with Everyone

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Proverbs 18:19 – Reconciliation Instead of Strife

“A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city; disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.”

Matthew 5:9 – Peacemakers are Blessed

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Proverbs 17:1 – Avoiding Constant Bickering

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.”

2 Corinthians 13:11 – Living in Harmony

“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

Proverbs 20:3 – Avoiding Provocation

“It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

1 Peter 3:8 – Having a Compassionate Attitude

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Proverbs 14:17 – A Quick-tempered Person

“A quick-tempered person does foolish things, and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.”

Galatians 5:20 – The Works of the Flesh

“idolatry, sorcery, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions.”

James 1:19-20 – Listening and Slow to Speak

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”

Proverbs 26:22 – The Dangers of Gossip

“The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.”

Proverbs 13:3 – The Guarding of One’s Mouth

“Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”

Colossians 3:13 – Forgiving One Another

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Proverbs 22:10 – Showing Mercy Instead of Strife

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

Proverbs 15:18 – Avoiding Hot-temperedness

“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.”

James 4:11 – Avoiding Slander

“Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.”

Proverbs 14:29 – Being Slow to Anger

“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”

Matthew 18:15 – Resolving Disputes Directly

“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.”

Proverbs 20:22 – Leaving Vengeance to God

“Do not say, ‘I’ll pay you back for this wrong!’ Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.”

Psalm 133:1 – Unity is a Blessing

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”

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