Bill Mounce

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ἐριθεία, ας, ἡ
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selfish ambition, faction, strife
the service of a party, party spirit; feud, faction, 2 Cor. 12:20; contentious disposition, selfish ambition, Gal. 5:20; Phil. 1:17; 2:3; Jas. 3:14; by impl. untowardness, disobedience, Rom. 2:8; Jas. 3:16*

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Romans 2:8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I would wish, and that I may be found by you not as you would wish; perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, flaring anger, selfish ambition (eritheiai | ἐριθείαι | nom pl fem), backbiting, gossiping, conceit, disorder.
Galatians 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, quarrels, strife, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish rivalries (eritheiai | ἐριθεῖαι | nom pl fem), dissensions, divisions,
Philippians 1:17 The former proclaim Christ out of a sense of hostility (eritheias | ἐριθείας | gen sg fem), not sincerely, intending to increase my distress while I am in prison.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition (eritheian | ἐριθείαν | acc sg fem) or vain conceit, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.
James 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition (eritheian | ἐριθείαν | acc sg neut) in your heart, do not be arrogant and tell lies against the truth.
James 3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition (eritheia | ἐριθεία | nom sg fem) exist, there you will find disorder and every evil practice.