Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind. Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited.
2 Corinthians 10:1
But as for me Paul, I entreat you by the gentleness and self-forgetfulness of Christ--I who when among you have not an imposing personal presence, but when absent am fearlessly outspoken in dealing with you.
The Spirit, on the other hand, brings a harvest of love, joy, peace; patience towards others, kindness, benevolence;
Live and act as sons of Light--for the effect of the Light is seen in every kind of goodness, uprightness and truth--
1 Thessalonians 2:7
On the contrary, in our relations to you we showed ourselves as gentle as a mother is when she tenderly nurses her own children.
2 Timothy 2:24
and a bondservant of the Lord must not quarrel, but must be inoffensive towards all men, a skilful teacher, and patient under wrongs.
not speak evil of any one, nor be contentious, but yield unselfishly to others and constantly manifest a forgiving spirit towards all men.
is it not plain that in your hearts you have little faith, seeing that you have become judges full of wrong thoughts?
1 Timothy 5:21
I solemnly call upon you, in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels, to carry out these instructions of mine without prejudice, and to do nothing from partiality.
The same is true of you: outwardly you seem to the human eye to be good and honest men, but, within, you are full of insincerity and disregard of God's Law.
Meanwhile the people had come streaming towards Him by tens of thousands, so that they were trampling one another under foot. And now He proceeded to say to His disciples first, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is to say, beware of hypocrisy.
Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, and said of him, "Look! here is a true Israelite, in whom there is no deceitfulness!"
Let your love be perfectly sincere. Regard with horror what is evil; cling to what is right.
1 Peter 1:22
Now that, through your obedience to the truth, you have purified your souls for cherishing sincere brotherly love, you must love another heartily and fervently.
1 Peter 2:1
Rid yourselves therefore of all ill-will and all deceitfulness, of insincerity and envy, and of all evil speaking.
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love in words only nor with the lips, but in deed and in truth.
Consider therefore whether the light that is in you is anything but mere darkness.
But this rabble who understand nothing about the Law are accursed!"
If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world.
But if you are perpetually snarling and snapping at one another, beware lest you are destroyed by one another.
in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit.
For a man's anger does not lead to action which God regards as righteous.