Wherefore, brethren, I beseech you, by the tender mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind; that you may approve the will of God, which is good, and acceptable, and perfect.
If, therefore, the Son make you free, you will be free indeed.
Jesus, therefore, said to those Jews who believed on him, If you persevere in my doctrine, you are my disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.
You are the salt of the earth. If the salt become insipid, how shall its saltness be restored? It is thenceforth fit only to be cast out, and trod under foot.
«For it is written,» 'As I live, says the Lord, surely every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.'
Well, then, every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.
and lead us not into temptation, but preserve us from evil.
Stand fast, therefore, in the freedom with which Christ has freed us, and be not again held fast in the yoke of bondage.
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.
And we not drunk with wine, by which comes dissoluteness; but be filled with the Spirit:
envying, murders, intoxications, revellings, and such like: concerning which I foretell you now, as I also have foretold, that they who practice these things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
meekness, temperance: against such things there is no law.
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.
2 so that he no longer lives his remaining time in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
3 For the time which has passed of life, is sufficient to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, having walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excesses in wine, revellings, carousals, and abominable idolatries.
4 On which account they wonder that you do not run with them, into the same sink of debauchery, reviling you,-
5 who shall give account to him who is prepared to judge the living and the dead.
6 For, to this end of the gospel was preached to the dead, that they might, indeed, be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
7 Now the end of all things has approached; be, therefore, sober, and watch to prayer.
knowing that the proof of your faith works out patience.
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor sodomites,
10 nor thieves, nor misers, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified, by the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
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.
For the favor of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men;
teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world-
11 So reckon yourselves also dead, indeed, to sin; but alive to God, by Jesus Christ.
12 Let not sin, therefore, reign in your mortal body, by obeying it.
13 Neither present your members as instruments of unrighteousness, to sin; but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead; and your members as instruments of righteousness, to God.
Watch and pray, that you be not overcome by temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Therefore, be subject to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jesus replied, Most assuredly, I say to you, whosoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
No longer drink water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake, and your frequent infirmities.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
What! do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God?
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death; we shall then, also, certainly be in the likeness of his resurrection.
Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we should not any longer serve sin: