All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. All things are lawful, but I will not be overpowered by anything.
Watch and pray so as not to enter into temptation. Your spirit is eager, but your flesh is weak."
Be sober, watch. Your enemy the Devil, like a roaring lion, goes about seeking some one to devour.
and thereby great and precious promises have been granted to us, that through them you may escape the corruption that is in the world through passion and become sharers in the divine nature,
And bring us not into trial, But save us from evil.'
I say, walk in the Spirit and you will not carry out the passions of the flesh.
You long for something and do not have it. You murder and envy and cannot obtain it. You battle and war. You do not have, because of your not asking.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some men grasping for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pangs.
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? Never. But I should not have come to know sin except through the Law. I should not have known lust if the Law had not said, "Thou shalt not lust."
Let marriage be held in honor by all and let the bed be undefiled; for unchaste persons and adulterers God will judge.
for all that is in the world, the passions of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the show and pride of life, is not from the Father, but from the world.
No one must say when tempted, "My temptation comes from God." For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he tempts no one.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not let your freedom be an opportunity for the flesh, but in love be servants to one another.
But because of the prevailing unchastity, let each man have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
And the world is passing away with its passions. But he who does the will of God endures forever.
BRETHREN, if a man is surprised in some sin, you who are spiritual are to restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, each looking out for himself to avoid being tempted.
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.
For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.
Treat the members of your earthly bodies as dead \'97 dead to unchastity, impurity, passion, evil desire, and avarice, which is idolatry.