he has become puffed up, knowing nothing, but morbid about questions and word-battles, out of which come envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies; which, indeed, occasion disputes rather than God's dispensation, which is in faith, so do I now.
wishing to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they confidently affirm.
Of these things put them in remembrance, solemnly charging them before God, that they engage not in word-battles to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
But a certain man, Simon by name, was in the city before, using sorcery, and astonishing the nation of Samaria, affirming himself to be some great one;
You have no part nor lot in this matter; for your heart is not right before God.
And, when Paul and Barnabas had no little dissension and discussion with them, they arranged that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders, concerning this question.
but, if they are questions about a word, and names, and your own law, ye yourselves shall see to it. I am not disposed to be a judge of such matters."
but to those who are contentious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation,
thinking the same thing one toward another; minding not lofty things, but being carried along with the lowly. Be ye not wise in your own conceits;
As in the day, let us walk becomingly; not in revellings and drunkenness, not in lewdness and wantonness, not in strife and jealousy;
for ye are yet carnal; for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk as men?
Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
Now, concerning the things sacrificed to idols, we know because we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
But, if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
For, first, when ye come together in an assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it;
For ye bear with it, if one brings you into bondage, if one devours you, if one takes you captive, if one exalts himself, if one smites you on the face.
idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strifes, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,
Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another.
For, if any one thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Some, indeed, preach Christ even because of envy and strife; and some also of good-will;
doing nothing through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind, each esteeming others better than himself;
Do all things without murmurings and disputings;
Let no one rob you of your prize, wishing to do it in humility and in a worshipping of angels, speculating about the things which he has seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh,
he that opposes himself against, and exalts himself above, all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he sits in the temple of God, exhibiting himself as God.
Ye know this, my beloved brethren; but let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
What profit is it, my brethren, if anyone says he has faith, but has not works; can such faith save him?
Whence are wars, and whence are battles among you? Are they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?
Or do ye think that the Scripture says in vain, "The spirit that dwells in us has jealous longings?"
Having, therefore, put away all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisy, and envies, and all evil speakings,
But these, as irrational creatures, born naturally for capture and destruction, railing in matters of which they are ignorant, shall in their destruction be also destroyed,
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice, in desires of the flesh, by their lasciviousness, those just escaping from those who live in error;
But these rail at such things as they know not; and what they understand naturally, as the irrational animals, in these things they are corrupted.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking according to their own desires; and their mouth speaks great swelling words; admiring men's persons, for the sake of profit.