There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
When some from the crowd heard these words, they said, "This really is the Prophet!"
Others said, "This is the Messiah!" But some said, "Surely the Messiah doesn't come from Galilee, does He?
Doesn't the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David's offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?"
So a division occurred among the crowd because of Him.
Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for He doesn't keep the Sabbath!" But others were saying, "How can a sinful man perform such signs?" And there was a division among them.
Don't assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!
From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
But the people of the city were divided, some siding with the Jews and some with the apostles.
When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
For the Sadducees say there is no resurrection, and no angel or spirit, but the Pharisees affirm them all.
The shouting grew loud, and some of the scribes of the Pharisees' party got up and argued vehemently: "We find nothing evil in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
When the dispute became violent, the commander feared that Paul might be torn apart by them and ordered the troops to go down, rescue him from them, and bring him into the barracks.
because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and living like ordinary people?
For, to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.