Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
A proud and arrogant person, whose name is "Scoffer," acts with overbearing pride.
The Ephraimites assembled and crossed over to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, "Why did you go and fight with the Ammonites without asking us to go with you? We will burn your house down right over you!"
1 Kings 12:10
The young advisers with whom Rehoboam had grown up said to him, "Say this to these people who have said to you, 'Your father made us work hard, but now lighten our burden.' Say this to them: 'I am a lot harsher than my father!
2 Kings 14:10
You thoroughly defeated Edom and it has gone to your head! Gloat over your success, but stay in your palace. Why bring calamity on yourself? Why bring down yourself and Judah along with you?"
A dispute also started among them over which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
1 Timothy 6:4
he is conceited and understands nothing, but has an unhealthy interest in controversies and verbal disputes. This gives rise to envy, dissension, slanders, evil suspicions,
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?
3 John 1:9
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not acknowledge us.
The way of a fool is right in his own opinion, but the one who listens to advice is wise.
Starting a quarrel is like letting out water; stop it before strife breaks out!
Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life.
Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance.
Do not go out hastily to litigation, or what will you do afterward when your neighbor puts you to shame?
The Ephraimites said to him, "Why have you done such a thing to us? You did not summon us when you went to fight the Midianites!" They argued vehemently with him.
For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?
Now in those days, when the disciples were growing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Greek-speaking Jews against the native Hebraic Jews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.