Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Corinthians 1:11
For I have been distinctly informed, my brethren, about you by Chloe's people, that there are dissensions among you.
1 Corinthians 6:1
If one of you has a grievance against an opponent, does he dare to go to law before irreligious men and not before God's people?
1 Corinthians 11:18
for, in the first place, when you meet as a Church, there are divisions among you. This is what I am told, and I believe that there is some truth in it.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;
But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.
For where envy and rivalry are, there also are unrest and every vile deed.
What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?
For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
which were once habitual to you while you walked in the ways of this world and obeyed the Prince of the powers of the air, the spirits that are now at work in the hearts of the sons of disobedience--to you God has given Life.
to put away, in regard to your former mode of life, your original evil nature which is doomed to perish as befits its misleading impulses,
For there was a time when we also were deficient in understanding, obstinate, deluded, the slaves of various cravings and pleasures, spending our lives in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another.
1 Peter 4:2
that in future you may spend the rest of your earthly lives, governed not by human passions, but by the will of God.