The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
And the men of Ephraim came and said to him, Why did you not send for us when you went to war against Midian? And they said sharp and angry words to him.
Now the men of Ephraim came together and took up arms and went over to Zaphon; and they said to Jephthah, Why did you go over to make war against the children of Ammon without sending for us to go with you? Now we will put your house on fire over you.
And the young men of his generation said to him, This is the answer to give to the people who came to you saying, Your father put a hard yoke on us; will you make it less? say to them, My little finger is thicker than my father's body;
And when all Israel saw that the king would give no attention to them, the people in answer said to the king, What part have we in David? what is our heritage in the son of Jesse? to your tents, O Israel; now see to your people, David. So Israel went away to their tents.
It is true that you have overcome Edom and your heart is uplifted; let that glory be enough for you, and keep in your country; why do you make causes of trouble, putting yourself, and Judah with you, in danger of downfall?
The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
The start of fighting is like the letting out of water: so give up before it comes to blows.
Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.
The man of pride, lifted up in soul, is named high-hearted; he is acting in an outburst of pride.
Do not be quick to go to law about what you have seen, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbour has put you to shame?
For which of you, desiring to put up a tower, does not first give much thought to the price, if he will have enough to make it complete?
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was increasing, protests were made by the Greek Jews against the Hebrews, because their widows were not taken care of in the distribution of food every day.
He has an over-high opinion of himself; being without knowledge, having only an unhealthy love of questionings and wars of words, from which come envy, fighting, cruel words, evil thoughts,
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.
What is the cause of wars and fighting among you? is it not in your desires which are at war in your bodies?
Or does it seem to you that it is for nothing that the holy Writings say, The spirit which God put into our hearts has a strong desire for us?
I sent a letter to the church, but Diotrephes, whose desire is ever to have the first place among them, will not have us there.