|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Fond of contention; given to angry debate; provoking dispute or contention; quarrelsome.
2. (a.) Relating to contention or strife; involving or characterized by contention.
3. (a.) Contested; litigated; litigious; having power to decide controversy.
Contentious (13 Occurrences)
Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 2:14 Be ever on your guard against a grudging and contentious spirit, (WEY)
1 Timothy 3:3 no brawler, no striker; but gentle, not contentious, no lover of money; (ASV YLT)
Titus 3:2 to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men. (WEB WEY ASV DBY)
Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, And parteth between the mighty. (See JPS)
Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Proverbs 26:21 As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Hosea 5:13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah'saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither will he cure you of your wound. (See JPS)
Hosea 10:6 It also shall be carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. (See JPS)