New American Standard Bible
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
King James Bible
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Darby Bible Translation
but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
World English Bible
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
and if bitter zeal ye have, and rivalry in your heart, glory not, nor lie against the truth;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts - If that is your characteristic. There is reference here to a fierce and unholy zeal against each other; a spirit of ambition and contention.
Glory not - Do not boast, in such a case, of your qualifications to be public teachers. Nothing would render you more unfit for such an office than such a spirit.
And lie not against the truth - You would lie against what is true by setting up a claim to the requisite qualifications for such an office, if this is your spirit. Men should seek no office or station which they could not properly seek if the whole truth about them were known.
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but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,
1 Timothy 2:4
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,
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