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:
I shall not
2 Corinthians 12:21
and that upon re-visiting you I may be humbled by my God in your presence, and may have to mourn over many whose hearts still cling to their old sins, and who have not repented of the impurity, fornication, and gross sensuality, of which they have been guilty.
2 Corinthians 13:9
and it is a joy to us when we are powerless, but you are strong. This we also pray for--the perfecting of your characters.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But as for me, as my soul shall answer for it, I appeal to God as my witness, that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 2:1
But, so far as I am concerned, I have resolved not to have a painful visit the next time I come to see you.
2 Corinthians 10:2
I beseech you not to compel me when present to make a bold display of the confidence with which I reckon I shall show my 'courage' against some who reckon that we are guided by worldly principles.
2 Corinthians 13:2
Those who cling to their old sins, and indeed all of you, I have forewarned and still forewarn (as I did on my second visit when present, so I do now, though absent)
1 Corinthians 4:18
But some of you have been puffed up through getting the idea that I am not coming to Corinth.
1 Corinthians 5:3
I for my part, present with you in spirit although absent in body, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has so acted.
1 Corinthians 1:11
For I have been distinctly informed, my brethren, about you by Chloe's people, that there are dissensions among you.
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 4:6
In writing this much, brethren, with special reference to Apollos and myself, I have done so for your sakes, in order to teach you by our example what those words mean, which say, "Nothing beyond what is written!" --so that you may cease to take sides in boastful rivalry, for one teacher against another.
1 Corinthians 6:7
To say no more, then, it is altogether a defect in you that you have law-suits with one another. Why not rather endure injustice? Why not rather submit to being defrauded?
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.
1 Corinthians 14:36
Was it from you that God's Message first went forth, or is it to you only that it has come?
But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.
Let all bitterness and all passionate feeling, all anger and loud insulting language, be unknown among you--and also every kind of malice.
But if in your hearts you have bitter feelings of envy and rivalry, do not speak boastfully and falsely, in defiance of the truth.
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.
Their hearts overflowed with all sorts of dishonesty, mischief, greed, malice. They were full of envy and murder, and were quarrelsome, crafty, and spiteful.
2 Peter 2:18
For, while they pour out their frivolous and arrogant talk, they use earthly cravings--every kind of immorality--as a bait to entrap men who are just escaping from the influence of those who live in error.
These men are murmurers, ever bemoaning their lot. Their lives are guided by their evil passions, and their mouths are full of big, boastful words, while they treat individual men with admiring reverence for the sake of the advantage they can gain.