Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
1 Timothy 1:7
They are ambitious to be teachers of the Law, although they do not understand either their own words or what the things are about which they make such confident assertions.
1 Timothy 3:6
He ought not to be a new convert, for fear he should be blinded with pride and come under the same condemnation as the Devil.
Now for some time past there had been a man named Simon living there, who had been practising magic and astonishing the Samaritans, pretending that he was more than human.
Have full sympathy with one another. Do not give your mind to high things, but let humble ways content you. Do not be wise in your own conceits.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If any man imagines that he is wise, compared with the rest of you, with the wisdom of the present age, let him become "foolish" so that he may be wise.
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now as to things which have been sacrificed to idols. This is a subject which we already understand--because we all have knowledge of it. Knowledge, however, tends to make people conceited; it is love that builds us up.
For if there is any one who thinks himself to be somebody when he is nobody, he is deluding himself.
Let no one defraud you of your prize, priding himself on his humility and on his worship of the angels, and taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and idly puffed up with his unspiritual thoughts.
2 Thessalonians 2:4
and exalts himself above, every so-called 'god' or object of worship, and goes the length of taking his seat in the very temple of God, giving it out that he himself is God.
2 Timothy 3:4
treacherous, headstrong, self-important. They will love pleasure instead of loving God,
2 Peter 2:12
But these men, like brute beasts, created (with their natural instincts)
Yet these men are abusive in matters of which they know nothing, and in things which, like the brutes, they understand instinctively--in all these they corrupt themselves.
You say, I am rich, and have wealth stored up, and I stand in need of nothing; and you do not know that if there is a wretched creature it is *you* -- pitiable, poor, blind, naked.
1 Timothy 1:4
and the attention they bestow on mere fables and endless pedigrees, such as lead to controversy rather than to a true stewardship for God, which only exists where there is faith. And I make the same request now.
2 Timothy 2:23
But avoid foolish discussions with ignorant men, knowing--as you do--that these lead to quarrels;
Between these new comers and Paul and Barnabas there was no little disagreement and controversy, until at last it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some other brethren should go up to consult the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem on this matter.
while on the other hand upon the self-willed who disobey the truth and obey unrighteousness will fall anger and fury, affliction and awful distress,
Living as we do in broad daylight, let us conduct ourselves becomingly, not indulging in revelry and drunkenness, nor in lust and debauchery, nor in quarrelling and jealousy.
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.
1 Corinthians 3:3
you are still unspiritual. For so long as jealousy and strife continue among you, can it be denied that you are unspiritual and are living and acting like mere men of the world?
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if any one is inclined to be contentious on the point, we have no such custom, nor have the Churches of God.
2 Corinthians 11:20
For you tolerate it, if any one enslaves you, lives at your expense, makes off with your property, gives himself airs, or strikes you on the face.
But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.
Some indeed actually preach Christ out of envy and contentiousness but there are also others who do it from good will.
Do nothing in a spirit of factiousness or of vainglory, but, with true humility, let every one regard the rest as being of more account than himself;
But hold yourself aloof from foolish controversies and pedigrees and discussions and wrangling about the Law, for they are useless and vain.
You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.
What good is it, my brethren, if a man professes to have faith, and yet his actions do not correspond? Can such faith save him?
What causes wars and contentions among you? Is it not the cravings which are ever at war within you for various pleasures?
1 Peter 2:1
Rid yourselves therefore of all ill-will and all deceitfulness, of insincerity and envy, and of all evil speaking.