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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Bible References

I shall not

2 Corinthians 12:21
[I am afraid] lest [when I] come again my God will humiliate me {in your presence}, and I will grieve over many of those who sinned previously and have not repented because of their impurity and sexual immorality and licentiousness that they have practiced.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we rejoice whenever we are weak, but you are strong, and we pray for this: your maturity.

And that

2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call upon God [as] witness against my life, that [in order to] spare you, I did not come again to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 2:1
For I have decided this for myself, not to come to you again in sorrow.
2 Corinthians 10:2
now I ask [when I] am present [that I will] not [need] to be bold with the confidence [with] which I propose to show boldness toward some who consider us as behaving according to the flesh.
2 Corinthians 13:2
I have already said when was present the second time, and [although I] am absent now also say in advance to those who sinned previously and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare [anyone],
1 Corinthians 4:18
But some have become arrogant, as [if] I were not coming to you.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For [although I] am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already passed judgment on the one who has done this in this way, as [if I] were present.


1 Corinthians 1:11
For it has been made clear to me concerning you, my brothers, by {Chloe's people}, that there are quarrels among you.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still fleshly. For where [there is] jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and do you not live like [unregenerate] people?
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now I have applied these things, brothers, to myself and Apollos for your sake, in order that in us you may learn not [to go] beyond what is written, lest someone be inflated with pride on behalf of one [person] against the other.
1 Corinthians 6:7
Therefore it is already completely a loss for you that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Corinthians 11:16
But if anyone is disposed to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 14:36
Or has the word of God gone out from you, or has it come to you only?
Galatians 5:15
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another.
Ephesians 4:31
All bitterness, and rage, and wrath, and clamor, and abusive speech, must be removed from you, together with all wickedness.
James 3:14
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
James 4:1
From where [are] conflicts and from where [are] quarrels among you? [Is it] not from this, from your pleasures that wage war among your members?
1 Peter 2:1
Therefore, ridding yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,


Psalm 41:7
All who hate me speak together against me. Against me they assume the {worst} for me:
Proverbs 16:28
A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend.
Romans 1:29
being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. [They are] gossipers,


2 Peter 2:18
{For by speaking high-sounding but empty words}, they entice with desires of the flesh [and] with licentiousness those who are scarcely escaping from those who live in error,
Jude 1:16
These [people] are grumblers, discontented, proceeding according to their desires, and their mouths speaking pompous [words], {showing partiality to gain an advantage}.

General references

2 Corinthians 13:6
And I hope that you will recognize that we are not unqualified!
Galatians 5:15
But if you bite and devour one another, watch out [that] you are not consumed by one another.