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On Strife


   Matthew 5:38-47    "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye 
   for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' {39} "But I tell you not 
   to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right 
   cheek, turn the other to him also. {40} "If anyone wants to sue 
   you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 
   {41} "And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 
   {42} "Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to 
   borrow from you do not turn away. {43} "You have heard that it 
   was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 
   {44} "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who 
   curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those 
   who spitefully use you and persecute you, {45} "that you may be 
   sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the 
   evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the 
   unjust. {46} "For if you love those who love you, what reward 
   have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? {47} "And 
   if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than 
   others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 

   Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no 
   harm.      Prov. 3:30  

   A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.  
   He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he 
   teacheth with his fingers.  Frowardness is in his heart, he 
   deviseth mischief continually;  he soweth discord.  Therefore 
   shall his calamity come suddenly;  suddenly he shall be broken 
   without remedy.  These six things doth the Lord hate:  yea, 
   seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying 
   tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood.  An heart that 
   deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to 
   mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that 
   soweth discord among brethren.    Prov. 6:12-19  

   Hatred stirreth up strifes:  but love covereth all sins.     
    Prov. 10:12  

   A wrathful man stirreth up strife:  but he that is slow to 
   anger appeaseth strife.      Prov. 15:18  

   A froward man soweth strife:  and a whisperer separateth chief 
   friends.      Prov. 16:28  

   By pride cometh contention.      Prov. 13:10  

   Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house 
   full of sacrifices with strife.     Prov. 17:1  

   It is an honour for a man to cease from strife:  but every fool 
   will be meddling.      Prov. 20:3  

   It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a 
   contentious and angry woman.       Prov. 21:19  

   Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out:  yea, strife 
   and reproach shall cease.      Prov. 22:10  

   Go not hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the 
   end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.    
    Prov. 25:8  

   He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to 
   him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.     Prov. 
   26:17  

   Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is 
   no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.   As coal is to burning 
   coals, and wood to fire;  so is a contentious man to kindle 
   strife.     Prov 26:20,21  

   A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious 
   woman are alike.  Prov. 27:15  

   He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife.      Prov. 
   28:25  

   An angry man stirreth up strife.     Prov. 29:22  

   I say to you that ye resist not evil:  but whosoever shall 
   smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.     
    Matt. 5:39  

   If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with 
   all men.      Rom. 12:18  

   Let us walk honestly, as in the day ... not in strive and 
   envying.       Rom. 13:13  

   Now I beseech you, mark them which cause divisions and offences 
   contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned;  and avoid 
   them.       Rom. 16:17  

   I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
   that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no 
   divisions among you;  but that ye be perfectly joined together 
   in the same mind and in the same judgement.   I Cor. 1:10  

   For whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and 
   divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?      I Cor.3:3  

   Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these:  
   Idolatry, witchcraft, ... wrath, strife, seditions, heresies 
   ...     Gal 5:19,20  

   Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory;  But in 
   lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  
   Do all things without murmurings and disputings that ye may be 
   blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the 
   midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as 
   lights in the world.      Phil. 2:3,14,15  

   Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, 
   and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:  From which 
   some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling:  
   Desiring to be teachers of the law:  understanding neither what 
   they say, nor whereof they affirm.     I Tim. 1:5  

   If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, 
   even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine 
   which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing.  
   But doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh 
   envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputations 
   of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing 
   that gain is godliness.  From such withdraw thyself.  O 
   Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding 
   profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely 
   so called:  Which some professing have erred concerning the 
   faith.     I Tim. 6:3-5,20,21  

   Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before 
   the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to 
   the subverting of the hearers.  But foolish and unlearned 
   questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.  And the 
   servant of the Lord must not strive:  but be gentle unto all 
   men, apt to teach, patient; in meekness instructing those that 
   oppose themselves.      II Tim. 2:14,23-25  

   Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, 
   to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, to speak 
   evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all 
   meekness unto all men.  For we ourselves also were sometimes 
   foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and 
   pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one 
   another.  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and 
   contentions, and strivings about the law.  For they are 
   unprofitable and vain.     Tit. 3:1-3,9  

   If ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, 
   and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from 
   above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  For where envying 
   and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.     
    Jas. 3:14-16  


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