All meats are lawful for me to eat, but all are not proper: all meats are lawful for me to eat; but I will not be enslaved by any meat.
Watch and pray, that you be not overcome by temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Be sober, be vigilant: your adversary, the devil, is walking about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour:
On account of which, the greatest and most precious promises are freely given to us, that by these we might be made partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world, through lust.
and lead us not into temptation, but preserve us from evil.
I say, then, walk by the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
You strongly desire, and have not; you kill, and are zealous, and can not obtain. You fight and war, but have not, because you ask not.
For the love of money is the root of all evil, which some, eagerly desiring, have wholly erred from the faith, and pierced themselves all around with many sorrows.
«What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? By no means. Indeed, I had not known sin, except by the law. For I had not known even inordinate desire, unless the law had said,» 'You shall not lust.'
Let marriage be honorable among all, and the bed unpolluted; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Let no one who is tempted say, Certainly I am tempted by God: for God is incapable of being tempted by evil things, and he tempts no one.
For you, brethren, have been called into liberty; only use not this liberty for an occasion to the flesh; but through love, assiduously serve one another.
Nevertheless, on account of uncleanness, let every man have a wife of his own, and let every woman have her own husband.
Now the world passes away, and the lust of it; be he who does the will of God, abides forever.
Also, brethren, if a man be surprised into any fault, you, the spiritual men, set such a one right again in the spirit of meekness; taking a view of yourself, lest even you be tempted.
No trial has come upon you but such as belongs to man; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tried above what you are able, but will, with the trial, also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear.
For where your treasure is, your heart will also be.
Mortify, therefore, your members which are on the earth; fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and licentiousness, which is idolatry;