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
and that when I come back my God may humiliate me before you, and I may have to mourn over many who have kept on in their old sins and have never repented of the impurity, immorality, and sensuality in which they have indulged.
2 Corinthians 13:9
I am glad to be weak, if you are strong! That is what I pray for??he perfecting of your characters.

And that

2 Corinthians 1:23
But upon my soul I call God to witness that it is simply to spare you that I have stayed away from Corinth.
2 Corinthians 2:1
For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit.
2 Corinthians 10:2
I beg you not to make me take as bold an attitude when I come, as I count on taking toward some people who suspect me of acting from worldly motives.
2 Corinthians 13:2
Those who have kept on in their old sins and all the rest I have warned, and I warn them now while I am still away, as I did on my second visit, that if I come back I will spare nobody??3 since you demand proof that Christ really speaks through me. He is not weak in dealing with you. On the contrary, right among you he exhibits his power.
1 Corinthians 4:18
Some of you seem to think that I am not coming to visit you, and are putting on airs about it.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For my part, though I have been absent from you in person, I have been present with you in spirit, and as thus present I have already passed judgment upon the man who has done this,


1 Corinthians 1:11
For I have been informed, my brothers, by Chloe's people, that quarrels are going on among you.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still worldly. For when there are still jealousy and quarrels among you, are you not worldly and living on a merely human level?
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now, brothers, for your benefit I have applied all this only to Apollos and myself, by using us as illustrations to teach you the old lesson, "Never go beyond the letter," and to keep any of you from boasting of one teacher at the expense of another.
1 Corinthians 6:7
Having lawsuits with one another at all means your utter failure, to begin with. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be robbed?
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if anyone is disposed to be contentious about it, I for my part recognize no other practice in worship than this, and neither do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 14:36
Did God's message start from you Corinthians? Or are you the only people it has reached?
Galatians 5:15
But if you bite one another and eat one another, take care, or you will be destroyed by one another.
Ephesians 4:31
You must give up all bitterness, rage, anger, and loud, abusive talk, and all spite.
James 3:14
But if you cherish bitter feelings of jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus belie the truth.
James 4:1
What causes wars and fights among you? Is it not your cravings, which are at war within your bodies?
1 Peter 2:1
Free yourselves, therefore, from all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of any kind,


Romans 1:29
They revel in every kind of wrongdoing, wickedness, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and ill-nature.


2 Peter 2:18
They utter arrogant nonsense and use physical cravings to lure into immorality men who are just escaping from among those who live in error;
Jude 1:16
These men are grumblers, dissatisfied with life. They go where their passions lead, their talk is arrogant and they cultivate people in the hope of gain.

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2 Corinthians 13:6
I hope you will see that I do not fail to stand it.
Galatians 5:15
But if you bite one another and eat one another, take care, or you will be destroyed by one another.