|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
2. (v. t.) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
3. (v. t.) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
4. (v. t.) To strive or contend about; to contest.
5. (v. t.) To struggle against; to resist.
6. (v. i.) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
7. (v. i.) Contest; struggle; quarrel.
Dispute (37 Occurrences)
Mark 8:11 The Pharisees followed Him and began to dispute with Him, asking Him for a sign in the sky, to make trial of Him. (WEY DBY YLT)
Mark 9:16 And he questioned the scribes, 'What dispute ye with them?' (YLT)
Luke 9:46 Now there arose a dispute among them, which of them was to be the greatest. (WEY)
Luke 22:24 There arose also a dispute among them which of them should be regarded as greatest. (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:2 there having been, therefore, not a little dissension and disputation to Paul and Barnabas with them, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of them, to go up unto the apostles and elders to Jerusalem about this question, (See NIV)
Acts 17:18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also were conversing with him. Some said, "What does this babbler want to say?" Others said, "He seems to be advocating foreign deities," because he preached Jesus and the resurrection. (See NIV)
Acts 23:7 These words of his caused an angry dispute between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly took different sides. (WEY NIV)
Acts 25:19 but had certain questions against him about their own religion, and about one Jesus, who was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. (See RSV NIV)
Acts 28:29 When he had said these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves. (WEB YLT)
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? (See NIV)
1 Corinthians 6:5 unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren! (See NIV)
Hebrews 6:16 For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation. (WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Hebrews 7:7 But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV)
Exodus 17:2 And the people contended with Moses, and said, Give us water, that we may drink! And Moses said to them, Why do ye dispute with me? Why do ye tempt Jehovah? (DBY)
Exodus 18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws." (See NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 18:22 Let them judge the people at all times. It shall be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they shall judge themselves. So shall it be easier for you, and they shall share the load with you. (See NAS)
Exodus 18:26 They judged the people at all times. They brought the hard causes to Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. (See NAS)
Exodus 21:18 And if men dispute, and one strike the other with a stone, or with the fist, and he die not, but take to his bed, (DBY)
Exodus 23:2 "You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice; (See NAS)
Exodus 23:3 neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause. (See NAS)
Exodus 23:6 "You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. (See NAS)
Exodus 24:14 He said to the elders, "Wait here for us, until we come again to you. Behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever is involved in a dispute can go to them." (WEB NIV)
Deuteronomy 17:8 If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within your gates; then you shall arise, and go up to the place which Yahweh your God shall choose; (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 19:17 then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 21:5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and according to their word shall every controversy and every stroke be. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, and the judges judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked; (See NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 11:27 I therefore have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me. Yahweh, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon." (See NIV)
2 Samuel 20:18 Then she spoke, saying, "They were used to say in old times, "They shall surely ask counsel at Abel; and so they settled it. (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 19:10 Whenever any controversy shall come to you from your brothers who dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them, that they not be guilty towards Yahweh, and so wrath come on you and on your brothers: this do, and you shall not be guilty. (See NAS)
Job 9:3 If he is pleased to contend with him, he can't answer him one time in a thousand. (See NAS NIV)
Job 23:7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up discord; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. (See NAS)
Proverbs 17:14 The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 6:10 That which is, has been named before, and of what man is there is knowledge. He has no power against one stronger than he. (See NAS RSV)
Ezekiel 44:24 In a controversy they shall stand to judge; according to my ordinances shall they judge it: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts; and they shall make my Sabbaths holy. (See NAS NIV)
Hosea 12:2 Yahweh also has a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his deeds he will repay him. (See NAS)
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. (See NAS)