25 Important Bible Verses About Arguing In Relationships

25 Important Bible Verses About Arguing In Relationships

Proverbs 15:1 – A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

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

Proverbs 17:9 – Love Covers Over Offenses

“Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.”

Proverbs 18:2 – Fool Finds No Pleasure in Understanding

“Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.”

Proverbs 18:13 – Listening Before Answering

“To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.”

Proverbs 26:4-5 – Don’t Answer a Fool According to His Folly

“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.”

Matthew 5:9 – Peacemakers Are Blessed

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

Matthew 7:3 – Why Worry About a Speck

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

Matthew 18:15 – Correcting in Love

“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.”

Matthew 18:21-22 – Forgiving Seventy-Seven Times

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’”

Matthew 22:37-39 – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Matthew 23:12 – Humility Is Honored

“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Mark 9:50 – Be at Peace with One Another

“Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”

Luke 6:31 – Treat Others as You Want Them to Treat You

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Luke 6:37 – Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 17:3-4 – Forgiving Even When Wronged Repeatedly

“So watch yourselves. ‘If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.’”

John 13:34-35 – Love One Another As I Have Loved You

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Romans 12:10 – Be Devoted to One Another

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Romans 12:17-18 – Live at Peace with Everyone

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Romans 14:19 – Pursue What Makes for Peace

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

1 Corinthians 1:10 – Be United in the Same Mind and Judgment

“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

1 Corinthians 6:7 – Why Not Rather Be Wronged?

“The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?”

1 Corinthians 10:23 – Build Up and Seek the Good of Others

“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but not everything is constructive.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love Is Patient and Kind

“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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Ephesians 4:2-3 – Bearing with One Another in Love

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:29 – Let No Corrupt Talk Come out of Your Mouth

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Ephesians 4:31-32 – Be Kind and Forgiving

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

Philippians 2:3-4 – Consider Others More Significant

“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.”

Colossians 3:12-14 – Clothe Yourselves with Love

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

James 1:19-20 – Be Slow to Speak and Slow to Anger

“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.”

James 3:17-18 – Peacemakers Sow in Peace

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

1 Peter 3:8-9 – Bless and Do Not Repay Evil with Evil

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

1 Peter 4:8 – Above All, Love Each Other Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 5:5 – Clothe Yourselves with Humility

“In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’”

1 John 1:7 – Walk in the Light and Fellowship

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

1 John 4:7-8 – Love Comes from God

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 4:19-21 – Love One Another

“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”

Proverbs 14:17 – A Quick-Tempered Person Acts Foolishly

“A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, and a crafty person is hated.”

Proverbs 14:29 – Whoever Is Slow to Anger Has Great Understanding

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but one who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”

Proverbs 15:18 – A Hot-Tempered Man Stirs Up Strife

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.”

Proverbs 29:11 – A Fool Gives Full Vent to His Spirit

“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”

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