If ye bite and devour one another (ei allhlou daknete kai katesqiete). Condition of first class assumed as true. Two common and old verbs often used together of wild animals, or like cats and dogs. That ye be not consumed one of another (mh up allhlwn analwqhte). Negative final clause with first aorist passive subjunctive of analiskw, old word to consume or spend. In N.T. only here and Luke 9:54 . There is a famous story of two snakes that grabbed each other by the tail and each swallowed the other.