But if you are given to fighting with one another, take care that you are not the cause of destruction one to another.
Because you are still in the flesh: for when there is envy and division among you, are you not still walking after the way of the flesh, even as natural men?
Then crying out to Joab, Abner said, Are fighting and destruction to go on for ever? do you not see that the end will only be bitter? how long will it be before you send the people back and make them give up attacking their countrymen?
On the right a man was cutting off bits and was still in need; on the left a man took a meal but had not enough; no man had pity on his brother; every man was making a meal of the flesh of his neighbour.
And righteousness will be the cord of his robe, and good faith the band round his breast.
And the envy of Ephraim will be gone, and those who make trouble for Judah will come to an end: Ephraim will have no more envy of Judah, and there will be an end of Judah's hate for Ephraim.
But a brother who has a cause at law against another takes it before Gentile judges.
You put up with a man if he makes servants of you, if he makes profit out of you, if he makes you prisoners, if he puts himself in a high place, if he gives you blows on the face.
For I have a fear that, when I come, you may not be answering to my desire, and that I may not be answering to yours; that there may be fighting, hate, angry feeling, divisions, evil talk about others, secrets, thoughts of pride, outbursts against authority;
Let us not be full of self-glory, making one another angry, having envy of one another.
Be on the watch against dogs, against the workers of evil, against those of the circumcision:
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.
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