To church again. 2 bible passages - Luke 17:11-19 - In tests, 9 out of ten cured lepers don't thank you for it.
Then Galatians 5:16-24, which I'll quote in full
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Now the gist of this is pretty obvious, but what did he mean by excoriating 'variance' and 'emulations'? Am I supposed to stop running Mac Classic? Paging Akma...
Quickly, Greek "eris" (variance) = conflict, contentiousness"
Greek "zhlos" = "jealously, zeal" not quite "envy" (which would be a different word); I suppose the KJV translators sort of took a shot in the twilight.
RSV and ASV give "strife" and "jealousy"