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 I am afraid, God will humble me when I come again among you, and I shall bewail many who have formerly sinned, and have not yet repented of their impurity, their fornication, and dissoluteness.
2 Corinthians 13:9
I am therefore glad when I am disarm'd by the strength of your integrity: and this is what I pray for, even your perfection.

And that

2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God to witness, and may I die if it is not true, that the reason of my not coming yet to Corinth, was to avoid using any severity towards you.
2 Corinthians 2:1
But I purposed in my self, I would not be the occasion of any uneasiness to you when I come again.
2 Corinthians 10:2
when I am present, which I think to exercise against some, who censure me, as if I was actuated by worldly views.
2 Corinthians 13:2
I told you once before, and now being absent I write to forewarn you and all that have sinned, that when I shall arrive, I will not spare them;
1 Corinthians 4:18
Some make their boast as if I would not come to you.
1 Corinthians 5:3
as for me, though I am absent in person, yet being present by my authority, with regard to him that has committed this fact, I am come to the same resolution, as if I was present,


1 Corinthians 1:11
for I have been inform'd, my brethren, by some of Chloe's family, that there are contentions among you.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part?
1 Corinthians 4:6
These things, my brethren, I have represented to you in my own person, and that of Apollos, out of respect to you: to show you how to moderate your esteem by the rule prescrib'd, that you may not be transported in favour of one rather than another.
1 Corinthians 6:7
beside, you are absolutely in the wrong in going to law with one another at all: why don't you rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer loss?
1 Corinthians 11:16
but if any man has a mind to be contentious, I answer, we have no such custom, nor any of the churches of God.
1 Corinthians 14:36
What, did the gospel take its rise from you? or was it communicated to you alone?
Galatians 5:15
but if you bite and tear one another, take heed that you be not consumed by one another.
Ephesians 4:31
banish all resentment and indignation, anger, vehemence, detraction, and every thing like malice.
James 3:14
but if envy and contention imbitter your minds, don't think your false pretences can stand against the truth:
James 4:1
you breathe slaughter and revenge for what you cannot obtain.
1 Peter 2:1
Renouncing therefore every kind of malice, and knavery, hypocrisy, envy, and detraction, as new-born infants desire that mystical milk,


Romans 1:29
they were full of all injustice, fornication, mischief, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, contention, fraud, malignity;


2 Peter 2:18
when their language swells with vanity, by applying to the sensual passions of the licentious, they allure those who were escap'd for a while, from such deceivers:
Jude 1:16
These are murmurers, complainers, who pursue their own passions: their language swells with flattery, which they offer to the personages of men from a prospect of gain.

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2 Corinthians 13:6
I trust you shall know that we are not so destitute,
Galatians 5:15
but if you bite and tear one another, take heed that you be not consumed by one another.