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Strife Definition - The Full Biblical Meaning (Accurate)

Strife Definition - The Full Biblical Meaning (Accurate)

Apostle Quinson Thomas Apostle Quinson Thomas
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What is Strife?

Strife is selfish effort or contention due to selfish ambition and pride.

Quick Facts On The Meaning of Strife:

  1. The word strife means selfish ambition driven by hatred, pride and violent dissension.
  2. In Scripture strife is associated with hatred, anger, contention, and sharp disagreement.
  3. Strife will not exist in a humble person who trusts in the Lord but you will find it in a prideful person who wants to get his own way. 
  4. Strife can also be defined as bickering, discord, antagonism, or quarreling.

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Strife Synonyms

  • conflict
  • friction
  • discord
  • disagreement
  • dissension
  • variance
  • dispute
  • argument
  • quarreling
  • wrangling
  • bickering
  • controversy
  • contention

Scripture Passages that Define What Strife and Conflict Mean Biblically

  • 2 Timothy 2:23-25  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; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

  • Proverbs 17:14  Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
  • Proverbs 28:25  The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

  • Proverbs 22:10  He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
  • Proverbs 15:18 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
  • James 4:1  A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
  • Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
  • Proverbs 16:28 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
  • Proverbs 20:3   A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
  • Proverbs 29:22  It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
  • Proverbs 26:20  An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

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