Because you are still in the flesh: for when there is envy and division among you, are you not still walking after the way of the flesh, even as natural men?
Because it has come to my knowledge, through those of the house of Chloe, that there are divisions among you, my brothers.
For first of all, it has come to my ears that when you come together in the church, there are divisions among you, and I take the statement to be true in part.
For where envy is, and the desire to get the better of others, there is no order, but every sort of evil-doing.
Because from inside, from the heart of men, come evil thoughts and unclean pleasures,
With right behaviour as in the day; not in pleasure-making and drinking, not in bad company and unclean behaviour, not in fighting and envy.
How is it, that if any one of you has a cause at law against another, he takes it before a Gentile judge and not before the saints?
For I have a fear that, when I come, you may not be answering to my desire, and that I may not be answering to yours; that there may be fighting, hate, angry feeling, divisions, evil talk about others, secrets, thoughts of pride, outbursts against authority;
But if you are given to fighting with one another, take care that you are not the cause of destruction one to another.
Now the works of the flesh are clear, which are these: evil desire, unclean things, wrong use of the senses,
In which you were living in the past, after the ways of this present world, doing the pleasure of the lord of the power of the air, the spirit who is now working in those who go against the purpose of God;
That you are to put away, in relation to your earlier way of life, the old man, which has become evil by love of deceit;
For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.
What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies?