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Contention
Contend
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Contend; Contender; Contention; Contentious
Contend; Contender; Contention; Contentious In the OT “contend” usually translates Heb. rîḇ, “dispute” or “quarrel” (AV also “plead,” “strive,”“debate,” “chide”; NEB also “dispute,” “defy,” “fight,” “accuse,” etc.), sometimes with the formal sense of “engage in a lawsuit.” In Mic. 6:2 yāḵaḥ refers
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Contention
CONTENTION. Several Heb. and Gr. words are used to suggest contention, strife, and wrangling. The contention may be physical, oral, or spiritual. It may describe a man’s nature (Jer 15:10; Hab 1:3). Pride may bring contention (Prov 13:10). Christians are admonished to avoid contentious wrangling (1 Cor
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CONTEND; CONTENTION
CONTEND; 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 [διακρίνειν,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Contention
contention. This English term and its cognates (contend, contentious) occur frequently in the KJV to render various Hebrew and Greek words that usually denote some sharp dispute, motivated by pride and ill will (Prov. 13:10), feeding on ignorance, and issuing in strife and division (1 Cor. 1:11). Contention
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Contend, Contention
CONTEND, kon-tendʹ, CONTENTION, kon-tenʹshun: The meeting of effort by effort, striving against opposition; sometimes physically, as in battle (Dt 2:9), or with horses (Jer 12:5), sometimes orally (Neh 13:11), sometimes spiritually (Isa 57:16). In the NT διακρίνειν, diakrínein, for the hostile separation
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