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Scriptures on “Resolving Conflict”

Proverbs 17:14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. (NIV)

Proverbs 20:3 It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel. (NIV)

Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. (KJV)

Proverbs 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. (KJV)

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. (NIV)

Jeremiah 9:5 Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. (NIV)

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (KJV)

Mark 11:25-26 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (KJV)

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (KJV)

Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth,  but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that does evil. (KJV)

Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying; speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. (KJV)

Philippians 2:2-4 Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (NIV)

Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (KJV)

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds. (KJV)

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (KJV)

James 4:2 You desire but do not have. You covet, but you cannot get what you want. So you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. (NIV)

James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” (NIV)

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (KJV)

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind, Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brother and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. (NLT)

I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (KJV)