Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Do nothing in a spirit of factiousness or of vainglory, but, with true humility, let every one regard the rest as being of more account than himself;
So when they had received it, they grumbled against the employer, saying,
For that ointment might have been sold for fifteen pounds or more, and the money have been given to the poor." And they were exceedingly angry with her.
About this time, as the number of disciples was increasing, complaints were made by the Greek-speaking Jews against the Hebrews because their widows were habitually overlooked in the daily ministration.
1 Corinthians 10:10
And do not be discontented, as some of them were, and they were destroyed by the Destroyer.
Do not cry out in condemnation of one another, brethren, lest you come under judgement. I tell you that the Judge is standing at the door.
1 Peter 4:9
Extend ungrudging hospitality towards one another.
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.
So they came to Capernaum; and when in the house He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?"
Between these new comers and Paul and Barnabas there was no little disagreement and controversy, until at last it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some other brethren should go up to consult the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem on this matter.
If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world.
I now pass to another subject. Receive as a friend a man whose faith is weak, but not for the purpose of deciding mere matters of opinion.
But I beseech you, brethren, to keep a watch on those who are causing the divisions among you, and are leading others into sin, in defiance of the instruction which you have received; and habitually to shun them.
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate a spirit of harmony--all of you--and that there be no divisions among you, but rather a perfect union through your having one mind and one judgement.
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?
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may not find you to be what I desire, and that you may find me to be what you do not desire; that perhaps there may be contention, jealousy, bitter feeling, party spirit, ill-natured talk, backbiting, undue eulogy, unrest;
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.
1 Thessalonians 5:13
and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Timothy 6:3
So teach and exhort. If any one is a teacher of any other kind of doctrine, and refuses assent to wholesome instructions--those of our Lord Jesus Christ--and the teaching that harmonizes with true godliness,
but may rather be restored. Persistently strive for peace with all men, and for that growth in holiness apart from which no one will see the Lord.
For a man's anger does not lead to action which God regards as righteous.
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 3:11
Let him turn from evil, and do good; Let him inquire for peace and go in pursuit of it.
Now there arose a dispute among them, which of them was to be the greatest.