Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
do every thing without murmuring and disputes:
it is true, there are some who preach Christ out of a spirit of envy and contention; but others do it out of pure affection.
let us behave with decency as in open view; not with rioting and drunkenness, not with lewdness and brutality, not with strife and envy.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still subject to your passions. since envy, and strife, and divisions are among you, are you not actuated by the vices of the animal part?
2 Corinthians 12:20
yet I fear when I do come I shall not find you such as I would, and that you will find me such as you least desire: I am afraid there are among you debates, envyings, animosities, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, arrogance, tumults:
but if you bite and tear one another, take heed that you be not consumed by one another.
but now renounce them all, as well as anger, animosity, malice: let calumny and obscene discourse be banish'd from your lips.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is full of pride and ignorance, touch'd with a spirit of chicanery and wrangling, productive of envy, contention, calumny,
but if envy and contention imbitter your minds, don't think your false pretences can stand against the truth:
or do you imagine that passage of scripture to be insignificant, "does the spirit that dwells in you, incite you to vice?"
1 Peter 2:1
Renouncing therefore every kind of malice, and knavery, hypocrisy, envy, and detraction, as new-born infants desire that mystical milk,
Afterwards observing how eager the guests were for the first places, he gave them this instruction:
I tell you this man went home approv'd as just, and not the other. for whoever exalteth himself shall be humbled, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
in brotherly kindness be passionately affected to one another; in honour prefer one another:
1 Corinthians 15:9
for I am the meanest of the apostles, not worthy the name of an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
with all humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another in love;
Be mutually obsequious with christian respect.
1 Peter 5:5
As for you that are young, be you submissive to those of a more advanc'd age: and do you all of you pay a becoming deference to one another: be cloak'd with humility, for " God opposes the proud, and shows favour to the humble."
At length they enter'd into a debate, which of them should be the greatest.
Now there had been a dispute among the disciples, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
1 Corinthians 16:14
let all your transactions flow from social affections.
Let brotherly love still reign.