ALL (food) is lawful to me, but all is not expedient for me. All is lawful to me, but over me no one shall have power.
Be watchful and pray, that you enter not into temptation. The spirit is ready, but the body is infirm.
Watch, and be mindful, because your adversary Satana, as a lion, roareth and walketh and seeketh whom he may devour.
by annunciations great and precious which he hath given to you, that by them you may be partakers of the divine nature, while you escape the corruption of the lusts which are in the world;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory to the age of ages.
But I say to you, Walk in the Spirit, and the desires of the flesh you will not work.
You desire, and have not; you kill and are emulous, yet it cometh not into your hands; you strive and make wars, and nothing have because you do not ask;
For the root of all evil is the love of money; and there are who have coveted it, and from the faith have erred, and have made themselves enter into many sorrows.
What then, say we the law is sin? Not so. But sin I had not learned (to know) but by the law: for I had not known concupiscence (to be sinful), but (by) the law, which hath said, Thou shalt not covet.
Honourable is marriage among all, and their bed is undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers Aloha judgeth.
For every thing that is in the world, is the lust of the body, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of the world. These which are not of the Father, but they are from the world itself.
Let no man say, when he is tempted, From Aloha I am tempted; for Aloha is not tempted with evils, and he no man tempteth.
But you have been called unto liberty, my brethren: only let not your liberty be for an occasion of the flesh; but in love be subjected one to another.
but, because of fornication, let a man take his wife, and let a woman take her husband.
And the world passeth, (both) it and its lusts; but he who doeth the will of Aloha, continueth for ever.
My brethren, if a man of you be overtaken by a fault, you who are in the Spirit, regain him, in the spirit of meekness, and beware lest you also be tempted.
Temptation cometh not (upon) you but what cometh on mankind; but faithful is Aloha, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you are able, but will make to your temptation a departure, that you may be able to endure.
For where your treasure is, there also your hearts are.
Put to death, then, your members that are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, and passions, and evil desires, and covetousness, which itself is idolatry.