The fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves demonstrates that you have already been defeated. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?
Receive my instruction
But Peter and the apostles replied,
so that I
choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin’s fleeting pleasure.
treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God.
Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away
but in the church I want to speak five words with my mind to instruct others, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
How much better it is to acquire
But he replied,
A good name
But Peter and John replied,
nor to occupy themselves with myths and interminable genealogies.
You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth.
It is better for a person to meet
For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice; I delight
Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry.