Then they came to Capernaum. While Jesus was at home, he asked the disciples, "What were you arguing about on the road?"
Where did John's authority to baptize come from? From heaven or from humans?"
They began discussing this among themselves. "If we say, "From heaven,' he'll say, "Then why didn't you believe him?'
They discussed this among themselves: "If we say, "From heaven,' he will ask, "Then why didn't you believe him?'
So they were discussing with one another the fact that they didn't have any bread.
They kept the matter to themselves but argued about what "rising from the dead" meant.
He asked the scribes, "What are you arguing about with them?"
But they kept silent, because they had argued on the road with one another about who was the greatest.
So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the Temple police how he could betray Jesus to them.
Then a controversy about ritual purification sprang up between a certain Jew and John's disciples,
As usual, Paul entered there and on three Sabbaths discussed the Scriptures with them.
So he began holding discussions in the synagogue with the Jews and other worshipers, as well as every day in the public square with anyone who happened to be there.
Every Sabbath, he would speak in the synagogue, trying to persuade both Jews and Greeks.
When they arrived in Ephesus, he left Priscilla and Aquila there. Then he went into the synagogue and had a discussion with the Jews.
He went into the synagogue and spoke there boldly for three months, holding discussions and persuading those who heard him about the kingdom of God.
But when some people became stubborn, refused to believe, and slandered the Way in front of the people, Paul left them, taking his disciples away with him, and held daily discussions in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
Then the Jewish leaders debated angrily with each other, asking, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
So they ordered them to leave the Council and began to discuss the matter among themselves.
They never found me debating with anyone in the Temple or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or throughout the city,
1 Timothy 1:6
Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to fruitless discussion.