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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An arrow for a crossbow; -- so named because it commonly had a square head.

2. (n.) Any small square or quadrangular member

3. (n.) A square of glass, esp. when set diagonally.

4. (n.) A small opening in window tracery, of which the cusps, etc., make the form nearly square.

5. (n.) A square or lozenge-shaped paving tile.

6. (n.) A glazier's diamond.

7. (n.) A four-sided cutting tool or chisel having a diamond-shaped end.

8. (n.) A breach of concord, amity, or obligation; a falling out; a difference; a disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute, contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his father about expenses.

9. (n.) Ground of objection, dislike, difference, or hostility; cause of dispute or contest; occasion of altercation.

10. (n.) Earnest desire or longing.

11. (v. i.) To violate concord or agreement; to have a difference; to fall out; to be or become antagonistic.

12. (v. i.) To dispute angrily, or violently; to wrangle; to scold; to altercate; to contend; to fight.

13. (v. i.) To find fault; to cavil; as, to quarrel with one's lot.

14. (v. t.) To quarrel with.

15. (v. t.) To compel by a quarrel; as, to quarrel a man out of his estate or rights.

16. (n.) One who quarrels or wrangles; one who is quarrelsome.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kwor'-el: Originally (1) "a complaint" (compare "querulous"), or (2) "a cause of complaint," and so (3) "a contention."

(1) In the King James Version Mark 6:19 (the Revised Version (British and American) "set herself"; the colloquial "had it in for him" is an exact translation) and Colossians 3:13 (momphe, "complaint"; so the Revised Version (British and American)).

(2) In 2 Kings 5:7 ('anah, "be opportune," the Revised Version margin "an occasion").

(3) In the King James Version Leviticus 26:25 (loose translation of naqam, "vengeance"; so the Revised Version (British and American)).

Compare Sirach 31:29 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "conflict") and Proverbs 20:3 the Revised Version (British and American) (the King James Version, "meddling").

2054. eris -- strife
... 2054 (a primitive word, dictionary) -- literally quarrel, strife; properly, a
readiness to quarrel (having a spirit), affection for dispute. ...
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1758. enecho -- to hold in or upon, ie to ensnare, by impl. to ...
... to keep a grudge NASB Word Usage grudge against (1), had a grudge against (1),
hostile (1), subject (1). have a quarrel against, hold a grudge. ...
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3163. mache -- a fight
... a fight. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: mache Phonetic Spelling:
(makh'-ay) Short Definition: strife, contention, quarrel Definition: (earlier ...
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3437. momphe -- blame
... quarrel, blame, fault. From memphomai; blame, ie (by implication), a fault -- quarrel.
see GREEK memphomai. (momphen) -- 1 Occurrence. 3436, 3437. ...
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3164. machomai -- to fight
... fight, strive. Middle voice of an apparently primary verb; to war, ie (figuratively)
to quarrel, dispute -- fight, strive. (emachonto) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2051. erizo -- to wrangle, strive
... See 2054 (). Word Origin from eris Definition to wrangle, strive NASB Word Usage
quarrel (1). strive. From eris; to wrangle -- strive. see GREEK eris. ...
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5380. philoneikos -- fond of strife
... contentious. From philos and neikos (a quarrel; probably akin to nikos); fond of
strife, ie Disputatious -- contentious. see GREEK philos. see GREEK nikos. ...
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4170. polemeo -- to make war
... Word Origin from polemos Definition to make war NASB Word Usage make war (1),
quarrel (1), wage war (2), waged (1), wages war (1), waging (1). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1481b. gur -- to stir up strife, quarrel
... 1481a, 1481b. gur. 1481c . to stir up strife, quarrel. Transliteration:
gur Short Definition: assails. Word Origin a prim. root ...
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4695. matstsuth -- strife, contention
... 4694, 4695. matstsuth. 4696 . strife, contention. Transliteration: matstsuth
Phonetic Spelling: (mats-tsooth') Short Definition: quarrel. ... quarrel. ...
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579. anah -- to be opportune, to meet, encounter opportunely
... root Definition to be opportune, to meet, encounter opportunely NASB Word Usage
befall (1), befalls (1), let him fall (1), seeking a quarrel (1). ...
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5359. naqam -- vengeance
... Word Origin from naqam Definition vengeance NASB Word Usage vengeance (16). avenged,
quarrel, vengeance. From naqam; revenge -- + avenged, quarrel, vengeance. ...
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7378. rib -- to strive, contend
... Usage argue (2), complain (2), contend (22), contended (9), contends (1), dispute
(1), ever strive (1), filed (1), find fault (1), have a quarrel (1), judge (1 ...
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4808. meribah -- strife, contention
... Word Origin from rib Definition strife, contention NASB Word Usage strife (2).
provocation, strife. From riyb; quarrel -- provocation, strife. see HEBREW riyb. ...
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4066. madon -- strife, contention
... brawling, contention, discord, strife. From diyn; a contest or quarrel -- brawling,
contention(-ous), discord, strife. Compare midyan, mdan. see HEBREW diyn. ...
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6586. pasha -- to rebel, transgress
... A primitive root (identical with pasa' through the idea of expansion); to break
away (from just authority), ie Trespass, apostatize, quarrel -- offend, rebel ...
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7379. rib -- strife, dispute
... contention (1), contentions (3), controversy (1), dispute (11), disputes (1),
indictment (1), lawsuit (1), plea (1), plead his case (1), quarrel (2), strife ( ...
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7264. ragaz -- to be agitated, quiver, quake, be excited ...
... come trembling (1), deeply moved (1), disturbed (2), enraged (1), excited (1), moved
(1), provoke (1), quake (1), quaked (2), quakes (2), quarrel (1), rages (1 ...
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The End of the Quarrel
... The Church and the Empire CHAPTER III THE END OF THE QUARREL. [Sidenote:
A momentary peace.] ... [Sidenote: Its effect on the quarrel.]. ...
/.../medley/the church and the empire/chapter iii the end of.htm

In the Quarrel Earlier Alluded to Between the Energetic ...
... Chapter 44 In the quarrel earlier alluded to between the energetic Progressive
and the obstinate Conservative or? In the quarrel ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 44 in the quarrel.htm

They that Quarrel at the Manner of God's Revealing Himself are ...
... THE SECOND CENTURY 19 They that quarrel at the manner of God's revealing
Himself are troubled because He is invisible. They that ...
/.../traherne/centuries of meditations/19 they that quarrel at.htm

How There Happened a Quarrel Between the Jews and the Samaritans ...
... CHAPTER 6. How There Happened A Quarrel Between The Jews And The Samaritans;
And How Claudius Put An End To Their Differences. 1 ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 6 how there happened.htm

How Upon the Quarrel Between Antiochus Grypus and Antiochus ...
... How Upon The Quarrel Between Antiochus Grypus And Antiochus Cyzicenus About The
Kingdom Hyrcanus Tooksamaria, And Utterly Demolished It; And How Hyrcaus Joined ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how upon the.htm

Whether Strife is a Daughter of Anger?
... Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov.28:25): "He that boasteth and puffeth
up himself, stirreth up quarrels." Now strife is apparently the same as quarrel ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether strife is a daughter.htm

We Say Then that the Female Holds up with Two Strong Arms These ...
... Now I know the question that will be abruptly and automatically asked by all that
know the dull tricks and turns of the modern sexual quarrel. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 21 we say then.htm

Still Another Triplet
... As if they meant: Be peaceable as far as you can; but if it be impossible, then
quarrel. ... Don't you quarrel with them even if they will quarrel with you. ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/still another triplet 3.htm

Knox in the English Puritan Troubles at Frankfort: 1554-1555
... The quarrel between Knox and them definitely marks the beginning of the rupture
between the fathers of the Church of England and the fathers of Puritanism ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter vi knox in the.htm

Happiness and goodness, according to canting moralists, stand in ...
... Revenge, says Bacon, is a kind of wild justice; its judgments at least are delivered
by an insane judge; and in our own quarrel we can see nothing truly and do ...
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Quarrel (22 Occurrences)
... disagreement; an antagonism in opinion, feeling, or conduct; esp., an angry dispute,
contest, or strife; a brawl; an altercation; as, he had a quarrel with his ...
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Quarreled (8 Occurrences)
... & pp) of Quarrel. ... Exodus 17:2 Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said,
"Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? ...
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Wrangle (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (vi) To dispute angrily; to quarrel peevishly and noisily; to brawl; to altercate.
3. (vt) To involve in a quarrel or dispute; to embroil. ...
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Quarreling (17 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Quarrel. 2. (a.) Engaged in a quarrel; apt or disposed to quarrel;
as, quarreling factions; a quarreling mood. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Square (94 Occurrences)
... 16. (n.) The act of squaring, or quarreling; a quarrel. ... (vi) To go to opposite sides;
to take an attitude of offense or defense, or of defiance; to quarrel. ...
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Demetrius (3 Occurrences)
... as king. In the meantime, a quarrel had arisen between Ptolemy Philometor
and Euergetes Physkon (Livy Epit. 46; Diod. Sic. fr xi ...
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Quarantined (1 Occurrence)

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Quarrelsome (9 Occurrences)
... 2 Timothy 2:24 and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive
towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs. ...
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Variance (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (n.) Change of condition; variation. 2. (n.) Difference that produce dispute
or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel. ...
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Killed (352 Occurrences)
... altar. (WEB). Mark 6:19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and
would have killed him; but she could not: (KJV WBS). Mark ...
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Quarrel (22 Occurrences)

Matthew 12:19
He will not strive, nor shout; neither will anyone hear his voice in the streets.

Mark 6:19
Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:

Colossians 3:13
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

2 Timothy 2:24
The Lord's servant must not quarrel, but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient,

James 4:2
You lust, and don't have. You kill, covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask.

Genesis 26:22
He left that place, and dug another well. They didn't argue over that one. He called it Rehoboth. He said, "For now Yahweh has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land."

Genesis 45:24
So he sent his brothers away, and they departed. He said to them, "See that you don't quarrel on the way."

Exodus 17:2
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?"
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Exodus 17:7
He called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because the children of Israel quarreled, and because they tested Yahweh, saying, "Is Yahweh among us, or not?"
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Exodus 21:18
"If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;

Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Judges 11:25
Now are you anything better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
(See NIV)

2 Kings 5:7
It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."

2 Chronicles 35:21
But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with you, you king of Judah? I come not against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; and God has commanded me to make haste: beware that it is God who is with me, that he not destroy you.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 15:18
An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 17:14
The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.

Proverbs 17:19
He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.

Proverbs 20:3
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; but every fool will be quarreling.

Proverbs 26:17
Like one who grabs a dog's ears is one who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own.

Proverbs 26:20
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Isaiah 41:12
You will make search for your haters but they will not be there; those who make war against you will be as nothing and will come to destruction.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 58:4
If keeping from food makes you quickly angry, ready for fighting and giving blows with evil hands; your holy days are not such as to make your voice come to my ears on high.



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