New International Version
If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
King James Bible
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
Darby Bible Translation
but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another.
World English Bible
But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don't consume one another.
Young's Literal Translation
and if one another ye do bite and devour, see -- that ye may not by one another be consumed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If ye bite and devour one another - These Churches seem to have been in a state of great distraction; there were continual altercations among them. They had fallen from the grace of the Gospel; and, as Christ no longer dwelt in their hearts by faith, pride, anger, ill-will, and all unkind and uncharitable tempers, took possession of their souls, and they were in consequence alternately destroying each other. Nothing is so destructive to the peace of man, and to the peace of the soul, as religious disputes; where they prevail, religion in general has little place.
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"The fruit of the Spirit is all goodness" (Gal. v. 22). Goodness is a fruit of the Spirit. Goodness is just "Godness." It is to be like God. And God-like goodness has special reference to the active benevolence of God. The apostle gives us the difference between goodness and righteousness in this passage in Romans, "Scarcely for a righteous man would one die, yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die." The righteous man is the man of stiff, inflexible uprightness; but he may be …
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idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
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