Pay to all their dues, tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
Above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by the earth or by any other oath. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.
"No one lights a lamp and hides it with a bowl or puts it under a bed. No, he puts it on a stand so that all who come in may see the light.
Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another in order to be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man has great power.
but we have renounced shameful secret things, not living in craftiness nor adulterating God's message, but by the openness of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
Be earnest in presenting yourself to God as a tested man, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, rightly handling the message of truth.
Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
Do not lie to one another. You have stripped off the old self with his practices
for we are providing arrangements honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
If we say, "We have fellowship with him," and live in darkness, we lie and are not acting the truth.
For this reason also you pay tribute. For they are God's officers attending to this very thing.
Repay to no one evil for evil. Aim at what is honorable in the sight of all men.
But the wisdom from on high is first pure, then peaceable, fair-minded, easily persuaded, full of compassion and good fruits, impartial, sincere.
"Blessed are the pure in heart! For they will see God.