Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

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I shall not

2 Corinthians 12:21
lest having come again my God will make me low toward you, and I will bewail many of those who have sinned previously, and who did not repent from the trash and fornication and licentiousness that they committed.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad when we are weak and ye are strong. And this also we pray for, your full qualification.

And that

2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that I did not yet come to Corinth, sparing you.
2 Corinthians 2:1
But I determined this in myself, not to come again to you in sadness.
2 Corinthians 10:2
But I pray not to be bold when present with the confidence by which I consider to be valiant toward some who consider us as walking according to flesh.
2 Corinthians 13:2
I have told you before, and I say in advance, as present the second time, and now absent, I write to those who have previously sinned, and to all the others, that if I come to it again, I will not spare,
1 Corinthians 4:18
But as of me not coming to you, some men are puffed up.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I truly, as being absent in the body but present in the spirit, I have already, as though present, judged the man who committed this thing this way.


1 Corinthians 1:11
For it was declared to me about you, my brothers, by those of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for ye are still carnal. For whereas among you is envy and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk according to man?
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now these things, brothers, I applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us ye might learn not to think above that which is written, so that ye may not be puffed up, one over the one against the other.
1 Corinthians 6:7
Now therefore it is indeed altogether a defeat for you because ye have legal disputes against yourselves. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if any man appears to be a lover of strife, we have no such custom, nor the congregations of God.
1 Corinthians 14:36
Or did the word of God come forth from you? Or did it come to you only?
Galatians 5:15
But if ye bite and devour each other, watch out that ye be not consumed by each other.
Ephesians 4:31
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and reviling be taken away from you, with all evil.
James 3:14
But if ye have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast, and do not lie against the truth.
James 4:1
From where are wars and fightings among you? Is it not from here: from your pleasures warring in your body-parts?
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, having put off all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all evil speaking,


Psalm 41:7
All who hate me whisper together against me. Against me they devise my hurt.
Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man scatters abroad strife, and a whisperer separates chief friends.
Romans 1:29
having been filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity;


2 Peter 2:18
For, uttering swollen things of vanity, they entice (to sensuality by lusts of flesh) those who actually escaped from those who live in error,
Jude 1:16
These are grumblers, fault-finders, going according to their lusts, and their mouth speaks overblown things, marveling personages for the sake of advantage.

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2 Corinthians 13:6
But I hope that ye will know that we are not test-failing.
Galatians 5:15
But if ye bite and devour each other, watch out that ye be not consumed by each other.