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 first of all, when you come together in the assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you, and I partly believe it.
The words of Esau, her elder son, were told to Rebekah. She sent and called Jacob, her younger son, and said to him, "Behold, your brother Esau comforts himself about you by planning to kill you.
This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
1 Samuel 25:14
But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to Greet our master; and he railed at them.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men?
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?
Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom.
A fool's lips come into strife, and his mouth invites beatings.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that by any means, when I come, I might find you not the way I want to, and that I might be found by you as you don't desire; that by any means there would be strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, whisperings, proud thoughts, riots;
But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don't consume one another.
Do all things without murmurings and disputes,
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,
2 Timothy 2:23
But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.