BUT fornication and all uncleanness and covetousness, let them not be even heard among you, as it becometh the saints;
Follow after peace with every man, and after holiness, without which man our Lord seeth not.
But be holy in all your conversations, as he is holy who calleth you;
because it is written, Be ye holy, as I also am holy.
who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling; not according to our works, but according to his will, and that grace of his which was given to us in Jeshu Meshiha before the time of the worlds,
3 For this is the will of Aloha, your sanctification; and that you be distant from all fornication;
4 and that every man of you know to possess his vessel in sanctification and in honour,
5 and not in the passions of concupiscence, as the rest of the Gentiles who know not Aloha.
6 And that you dare not transgress, and defraud the one man his brother in this matter, because our Lord is the avenger of all these, as we have also before told you and testified.
7 For Aloha hath not called us to uncleanness, but unto sanctification.
as he before elected us in him, from before the foundations of the world, that we should be saints, and without blemish before him,
22 but that you put from you your former habitudes, the old man who is corrupt in deceitful lusts,
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
24 and wear the new man, who by Aloha is created in righteousness and in the sanctity of truth.
And feel this in yourselves, which Jeshu the Meshiha (did) also:
Be ye therefore perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect!
KNOW YOU not that you are the temple of Aloha, and (that) the Spirit of Aloha inhabiteth in you?
Because then we have these promises, my beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all impurity of the flesh and of the spirit, and accomplish sanctification in the fear of Aloha.
Father, sanctify them through thy truth; for thy word is truth.
NO man lighteth a lamp, and covereth it with a measure, or setteth it under a bed; but setteth it upon a candlestick, that every one who cometh in may see the light of it.
And now made free from sin, and become servants to Aloha, you have holy fruits, of which the end is the life of eternity.
But I beseech of you, my brethren, beware of them who make divisions and scandals apart from the doctrine which you have learned; and be distant from them.
to the church of Aloha which is in Kurinthos, the called, and the saints who in Jeshu Meshiha are sanctified; and to all them who invoke the name of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha in every place, theirs and ours:
21 YOU also, who before were aliens and adversaries in your minds by your evil works,
22 hath he reconciled now in the body of his flesh and through his death, to constitute you saints before him without spot and without blame;
23 if you continue in your faith, your foundation being firm, and be not moved from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, and which is proclaimed to every creature who is under heaven, of which I, Paulos, am made a minister.
As among men I speak, because of the infirmity of your flesh, that as you have prepared your members for the service of uncleanness and of iniquity, so also now prepare ye your members for the service of righteousness and of holiness.
I BESEECH then of you, my brethren, by the mercies of Aloha, that you present your bodies a sacrifice, living and holy and acceptable unto Aloha, in a rational service.
1 IF, therefore, you have consolation in the Meshiha, and if there be comfort in love, and if communion of the Spirit, and if compassions and mercies,
2 complete my gladness by having one sentiment and one love, and one soul and one mind.
3 And do nothing in contention or vainglorying, but in meekness of mind let a man consider his neighbour as better than himself.
4 And let no one care for himself (only), but every one for his neighbour also.
5 And feel this in yourselves, which Jeshu the Meshiha (did) also:
6 who, when he was in the form of Aloha, considered this not to be robbery, (this, namely,) that he was the co-equal of Aloha:
7 yet emptied he himself, and took the form of a servant, and was made in the form of men;
8 and in fashion was found as a man, and humbled himself, and was obedient unto death, but the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore also Aloha greatly exalted him, and gave him a name that is more excellent than all names,
10 that at the name of Jeshu every knee should kneel, of those in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth;
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jeshu the Meshiha is the Lord, to the glory of Aloha his Father.
12 WHEREFORE, my beloved, as you have all time obeyed, not while I am near you only, but now that I am far from you, the more with fear and trembling work the work of your salvation;
13 for Aloha himself effectuates in you also to will, also to do, the thing which you will.
14 Do every thing without murmuring and without division;
15 that you may be perfect and without spot, as the pure children of Aloha, who dwell in a generation depraved and perverse; and be manifest among them as luminaries in the world,
16 to be unto them for a place of salvation, for my exultation in the day of the Meshiha, that I may not have run in vain, nor laboured to no purpose.
17 But, also, offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad, and rejoice with you all;
18 so also you be glad and rejoice with me.
19 But I hope in our Lord Jeshu to send Timotheos to you soon, that I also may have quietness when I learn concerning you.
20 For I have no other who is so as my (own) soul, who will diligently take care for yours.
21 For all are seeking what is theirs, and not what is of Jeshu Meshiha.
22 But the proof of this you know, that as a son with his father, so hath he wrought with me in the gospel.
23 Him, therefore, I hope to send to you speedily, when I shall have seen what with me.
24 And I confide on my Lord, that I also speedily shall come unto you.
25 But now the matter hath pressed me to send to you the brother Epaphroditos, who is a helper and labourer with me, but your messenger and minister to my necessity;
26 for he desired to see you all, and was anxious, because he knew that you had heard that he was sick.
27 Yes, he was sick, unto death; but Aloha had mercy upon him; but not upon him only, but upon me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 Urgently, therefore, have I sent him to you, that when you have seen him again you may rejoice, and that I may have a little breathing.
29 Receive him, then, in the Lord with all joy; and those who are such, hold in estimation:
30 because for the work of the Meshiha he had come nigh unto death, and was disregardful of his life, that he might accomplish that which you had wanted in the service which concerned me.