Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1 Corinthians 11:18
For in the first place, when you come together as a church I hear there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
When Rebekah heard what her older son Esau had said, she quickly summoned her younger son Jacob and told him, "Look, your brother Esau is planning to get revenge by killing you.
This is the account of Jacob. Joseph, his seventeen-year-old son, was taking care of the flocks with his brothers. Now he was a youngster working with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.
1 Samuel 25:14
But one of the servants told Nabal's wife Abigail, "David sent messengers from the desert to greet our lord, but he screamed at them.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still influenced by the flesh. For since there is still jealousy and dissension among you, are you not influenced by the flesh and behaving like unregenerate people?
1 Corinthians 6:1
When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the saints?
With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.
The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
2 Corinthians 12:20
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.
However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
2 Timothy 2:23
But reject foolish and ignorant controversies, because you know they breed infighting.
Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom will not be able to stand.