Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. i.) To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
2. (v. i.) To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
3. (v. i.) To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCONTEND; CONTENTION
kon-tend', kon-ten'-shun: The meeting of effort by effort, striving against opposition; sometimes physically, as in battle (Deuteronomy 2:9), or with horses (Jeremiah 12:5), sometimes orally (Nehemiah 13:11), sometimes spiritually (Isaiah 57:16). In the New Testament diakrinein, for the hostile separation of one from another, dispute (Jude 1:9), or epagonizomai (Jude 1:3), descriptive of the strain to which a contestant is put. The noun is almost universally used with an unfavorable meaning, and as worthy of condemnation, for an altercation arising from a quarrelsome disposition. "By pride cometh only contention" (Proverbs 13:10). The contentions at Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:11) called forth the rebukes of Paul. Where used in the King James Version in a good sense (1 Thessalonians 2:2) the Revised Version (British and American) has "conflict." In Acts 15:39, the noun has a peculiar force, where English Versions of the Bible translates paroxusmos (whence English "paroxysm") by "sharp contention." The Greek word refers rather to the inner excitement and irritation than to its outward expression.
Greek1864. epagonizomai -- to contend with or for
... to contend with or for. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epagonizomai Phonetic
Spelling: (ep-ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I contend earnestly for ...
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75. agonizomai -- to contend for a prize, struggle
118. athleo -- to contend, wrestle
2051. erizo -- to wrangle, strive
3054. logomacheo -- to strive with words
4754. strateuo -- to make war, hence to serve as a soldier
1252. diakrino -- to distinguish, to judge
4170. polemeo -- to make war
1264. diamachomai -- to struggle against
3164. machomai -- to fight
Strong's Hebrew7378. rib -- to strive, contend
... 7377, 7378. rib or rub. 7379 . to strive, contend. Transliteration: rib or
rub Phonetic Spelling: (reeb) Short Definition: contend. Word Origin a prim. ...
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3377. Yareb -- "let him contend," the name of an Assyrian king
3380. Yerubbesheth -- "shame will contend," a name of Gideon
3378. Yerubbaal -- "let Baal contend," a name of Gideon
6229. asaq -- to contend
1624. garah -- to stir up (strife), engage in strife
3401. yarib -- opponent, adversary
7379. rib -- strife, dispute
8199. shaphat -- to judge, govern
8474. tacharah -- habergeon
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ThesaurusContend (56 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceContend (56 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:19 He shall not contend, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
2 Timothy 2:5 And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowded, except he have contended lawfully.
2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they contend not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
2 Timothy 2:24 And a bondman of the Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;
Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Genesis 6:3 Yahweh said, "My Spirit will not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; yet will his days be one hundred twenty years."
Genesis 26:22 And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they did not contend: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
Genesis 45:24 So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said to them, See that ye contend not by the way.
Exodus 21:18 And if men contend, and one smite the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keep his bed;
Exodus 21:22 If men shall contend, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit shall depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
Deuteronomy 2:5 don't contend with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession.
Deuteronomy 2:9 Yahweh said to me, "Don't bother Moab, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give you of his land for a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot for a possession."
Deuteronomy 2:19 and when you come near over against the children of Ammon, don't bother them, nor contend with them; for I will not give you of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession; because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession."
Deuteronomy 2:24 "Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of the Arnon: behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
Deuteronomy 33:7 This is the blessing of Judah: and he said, "Hear, Yahweh, the voice of Judah. Bring him in to his people. With his hands he contended for himself. You shall be a help against his adversaries."
Judges 6:31 Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal? Or will you save him? He who will contend for him, let him be put to death while it is yet morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has broken down his altar."
Judges 6:32 Therefore on that day he named him Jerub-Baal, saying, "Let Baal contend against him, because he has broken down his altar."
1 Samuel 2:10 Those who strive with Yahweh shall be broken to pieces. He will thunder against them in the sky. "Yahweh will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed."
2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend.
2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thy heart has lifted thee up: boast thyself, and abide at home; for why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou, and Judah with thee?
2 Chronicles 25:19 Thou thinkest, Lo, thou hast smitten Edom; and thy heart has lifted thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou contend with misfortune, that thou shouldest fall, thou and Judah with thee?
Job 9:3 If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand.
Job 10:2 I will tell God,'Do not condemn me. Show me why you contend with me.
Job 13:8 Will you show partiality to him? Will you contend for God?
Job 13:19 Who is he who will contend with me? For then would I hold my peace and give up the spirit.
Job 23:6 Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.
Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him, because he doesn't give account of any of his matters?
Job 40:2 "Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."
Psalms 18:26 With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt contend.
Psalms 35:1 By David. Contend, Yahweh, with those who contend with me. Fight against those who fight against me.
Psalms 35:23 Wake up! Rise up to defend me, my God! My Lord, contend for me!
Psalms 103:9 He will not always chide; Neither will he keep his anger for ever.
Psalms 127:5 Happy is the man who has a good store of them; he will not be put to shame, but his cause will be supported by them against his haters.
Proverbs 3:30 Do not take up a cause at law against a man for nothing, if he has done you no wrong.
Proverbs 28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.
Ecclesiastes 6:10 Whatever has been, its name was given long ago; and it is known what man is; neither can he contend with him who is mightier than he.
Isaiah 3:13 Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them. He has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.
Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that contend with thee shall perish.
Isaiah 41:12 You will seek them, and won't find them, even those who contend with you. Those who war against you will be as nothing, as a non-existent thing.
Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that contendeth with his Maker! Let the potsherd contend with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Isaiah 49:25 But thus says Yahweh, "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.
Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made.
Isaiah 66:16 For by fire will Jehovah execute judgment, and by his sword, upon all flesh; and the slain of Jehovah shall be many.
Jeremiah 2:9 Therefore I will yet contend with you, says Yahweh, and I will contend with your children's children.
Jeremiah 2:29 Why will you contend with me? You all have transgressed against me, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 12:1 You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?
Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and though in a land of peace you are secure, yet how will you do in the pride of the Jordan?
Jeremiah 18:19 Give heed to me, Yahweh, and listen to the voice of those who contend with me.
Daniel 11:40 At the time of the end shall the king of the south contend with him; and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass through.
Hosea 2:2 Contend with your mother! Contend, for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her prostitution from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Hosea 4:4 Yet let no man contend, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that contend with the priest.
Amos 7:4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.
Micah 6:1 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
Micah 6:2 Hear, you mountains, Yahweh's controversy, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for Yahweh has a controversy with his people, and he will contend with Israel.
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