12 occurrences in 8 translations

'Ambition' in the Bible

This [ambition] is the reason why I have so frequently been hindered from coming to visit you.

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.

For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, factions,

The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;

the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't brag and lie in defiance of the truth.

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