Do nothing from (A)selfish ambition or (B)conceit, but in (C)humility count others more significant than yourselves.

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10 (A)Love one another with brotherly affection. (B)Outdo one another in showing honor.

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21 (A)submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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26 (A)Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. (A)Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for (B)“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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14 But if you have bitter (A)jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not (B)the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, (C)demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

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Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit (A)that he has made to dwell in us”? But (B)he gives more grace. Therefore it says, (C)“God opposes the proud but (D)gives grace to the humble.”

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(A)he is puffed up with conceit and (B)understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for (C)controversy and for (D)quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

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14 Do all things (A)without grumbling or (B)disputing,

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14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For (A)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed (A)how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, (B)so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For (C)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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15 But if you (A)bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.

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But now (A)you must put them all away: (B)anger, wrath, malice, (C)slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

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for you are still of the flesh. For while there is (A)jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

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15 (A)Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, (B)knowing that I am put here for (C)the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ (D)out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

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10 (A)By insolence comes nothing but strife,
    but with those who take advice is wisdom.

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A Living Stone and a Holy People

(A)So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. (B)Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual (C)milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

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20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, (A)divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that (B)those who do[b] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 5:21 Some manuscripts add murder
  2. Galatians 5:21 Or make a practice of doing

20 For I fear that perhaps (A)when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

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13 (A)Let us walk properly as in the daytime, (B)not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, (C)not in quarreling and jealousy.

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For (A)I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because (B)I persecuted the church of God.

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