A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth;
He winks with his eyes, he shuffles his feet, he points with his fingers;
Perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually, he sows discord.
Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.
Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.
The Scripture most abused by church leaders to suppress the truth and protect personal fiefdoms.