But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.
The following incident, respecting two philosophers of old, may well put to the blush Christians who are unwilling to be reconciled, and who consequently have their intercourse with heaven hindered (Matthew 5:24). We are told that, Aristippus and AEschines having differed, the former came to the latter and said — "AEschines, shall we be friends?" "Yes," he replied, "with all my heart." "But, remember," said Aristippus, "that I, being older than you, do make the first motion." "Yes," replied AEschines, "and therefore I conclude that you are the worthiest man: for I began the strife, and you began the peace."
Parallel VersesKJV: But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
WEB: But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don't consume one another.