Turn my heart towards your statutes
and not towards selfish gain.
to your testimonies
to selfish gain
An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.
Whoever isolates himself seeks
his own desire
he breaks out
against all sound judgment
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.
I fear that perhaps
when I come
I may find you not as
, and that you
me not as
there may be quarreling
, and disorder
idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
, fits of anger
, dissensions divisions
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
former proclaim Christ
out of selfish ambition
, not sincerely
me in my imprisonment
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit
in humility count others more significant
But if you harbour bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts
, do not boast and
be false to
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition
will be disorder and every vile practice
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