Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
1 Samuel 25:18
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee.
Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.