What Does the Bible Say About Division? 11 Powerful Verses


Luke 11:17

ESVBut he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.
KJVBut he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
NASBBut He knew their thoughts and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls.
NIVJesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
NLTHe knew their thoughts, so he said, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A family splintered by feuding will fall apart.

1 Corinthians 13:3

ESVIf I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
KJVAnd though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
NASBAnd if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
NIVIf I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
NLTIf I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Also see Bible verses about sunrises.

Romans 16:17

ESVI appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
KJVNow I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
NASBNow I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
NIVI urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.
NLTAnd now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them.

Also see Bible verses about casting stones.

1 Corinthians 1:10

ESVI appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
KJVNow I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
NASBNow I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.
NIVI appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
NLTI appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.

Also see Bible verses about attitude.

1 Corinthians 11:18

ESVFor, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,
KJVFor first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
NASBFor, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
NIVIn the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
NLTFirst, I hear that there are divisions among you when you meet as a church, and to some extent I believe it.

Acts 10:34

ESVSo Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,
KJVThen Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
NASBOpening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
NIVThen Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism
NLTThen Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism.

1 John 2:9

ESVWhoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
KJVHe that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
NASBThe one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
NIVAnyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.
NLTIf anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is still living in darkness.

Proverbs 14:12

ESVThere is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
KJVThere is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
NASBThere is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
NIVThere is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
NLTThere is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.

John 17:21

ESVthat they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
KJVThat they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
NASBthat they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
NIVthat all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
NLTI pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.

Psalm 133:1

ESVBehold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!
KJVA Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
NASBA Song of Ascents, of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
NIVA song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
NLTHow wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!

Acts 5:29

ESVBut Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
KJVThen Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
NASBBut Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
NIVPeter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
NLTBut Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.

Recent Posts