For the grace of God has appeared bringing salvation to all men,
teaching us to renounce all irreligion and worldly passions and to live soberly, justly and piously in this present world,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, slowness to anger, kindness, benevolence, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
On the contrary, I maul and master my body so that I may not, after preaching to others, become myself unable to stand the test.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.
Every one who contends in the games practices self-restraint in all things. They do it to win a fading crown, but we for an unfading one.
Then let us not be sleeping like the rest of men, but let us watch and be sober.
Do not follow the fashions of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your minds so as to recognize what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.
I wish you to know this, my beloved brethren: Every man must be quick to hear, but slow to speak, slow to anger.
5 for this very reason make it your whole endeavor to supply to your faith virtue, and to your virtue knowledge,
6 and to your knowledge self-control, and to your self-control endurance, and to your endurance reverence,
7 and to your reverence brotherliness, and to your brotherliness love.
For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the arch-angels, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly heights.
Guard yourselves so as not to lose what we have worked for, but so that you may gain a full reward.
No trial has taken you but what belongs to human nature. God is faithful and he will not let you be tried beyond your power, but will make, with the trial, a way of escape so that you can endure it.