I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable,your rational divine service;
And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by Godthe good and acceptable and perfect.
If then, the Son, shall make you free, really free, shall ye be.
He that covereth his transgressions, shall not prosper, but, he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall find compassion.
Jesus was saying, therefore, unto the Jews who had believed on himIf, ye, abide in my word, of a truth, my disciples, ye are;
And ye shall know the truth, and, the truth, shall make you free.
Ye, are the salt of the earth; but, if the salt become tasteless, wherewith shall it be salted? it is good, for nothing, any more, save, being cast out, to be trampled on by men.
For it is writtenLiving am, I, saith the Lord, unto me, shall bow every knee, and, every tongue, shall openly confess unto God.
Hence, then , each one of us, of himself shall give account unto God.
And bring us not into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.
With her freedom, Christ hath made you, free. Stand fast, therefore, and do not, again, with a yoke of servitude, be held fast!
All things, unto me, are allowable, but, not all things, are profitable: all things, unto me, are allowable, but, I, will not be brought under authority by any.
And be not getting drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be getting filled in Spirit;
envyings, drunkenness, revellings;and such things as these: as to which I forewarn you, even as I have forewarned you,that, they who such things as these do practise, shall not inherit, Gods kingdom.
meekness, self-control;against such things as these, there is no law.
Trial, hath not taken you, save such as man can bear; faithful, moreover is God, who will not suffer you to be tried above what ye are able, but will make, with the trial, also the way of escape, that ye may be able to hold out.
2 To the end that, no longer, in mens covetings, but in Gods will, ye may live, the still remaining time.
3 For, sufficient, is the bygone timeto have wrought out, the will of the nations, having gone on in wanton ways, covetings, wine-drinkings, revellings, drinking-bouts, and impious idolatries:
4 Wherein they are taken by surprise that ye run not with them into the same overflow of riotous excess,uttering defamation:
5 Who shall render an account unto him who is holding in readiness to judge living and dead;
6 For, unto this end, even unto the dead, was the glad-message delivered,in order that they might be judged, indeed, according to men in flesh, but might live according to God in spirit.
7 But, the end of all things, hath drawn near:be of sound mind, therefore, and be sober for prayers;
Taking note, that, the proving of your faith, worketh out endurance;
9 Or know ye not that, wrong-doers, shall not inherit, Gods kingdom? Be not deceiving yourselves:neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionersshall inherit, Gods kingdom.
11 And, these things, were some of you; but ye bathed them away,but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
Because, all that is in the worldthe coveting of the flesh, the coveting of the eyes, and the vain grandeur of lifeis not of the Father, but is, of the world;
Wine is, a scoffer, and strong drink, a brawler, every one therefore who erreth therein, is unwise.
For the favour of God, bringing salvation for all men, hath shone forth,
Putting us under disciplinein order that,denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings, in a soberminded and righteous and godly manner, we should live, in the present age,
11 So, ye also, be reckoning yourselves to bedead indeed unto sin, but, alive unto God in Christ Jesus.
12 Let not sin, therefore, reign in your death-doomed body, that ye should be obedient to its covetings;
13 Neither be presenting your members as weapons of unrighteousness unto sin, but present yourselves unto God as though alive from among the dead, and your members as weapons of righteousness unto God;
Be watching and praying, that ye may not enter into temptation: The spirit, indeed, is, eager, but, the flesh, weak.
Range yourselves, therefore, under God, but withstand the adversary, and he will flee from you:
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you: Every one who committeth sin, is, a slave, of sin:
No longer, be a water-drinker, but, of a little wine, make use, because of thy stomach and thy, frequent, sicknesses.
If we saySin, have we none! we are deceiving, ourselves, and, the truth, is not in us.
If we are confessing our sins, faithful, is he and, righteousthat he should forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Or know ye not that, your body, is, a shrine of the Holy Spirit that is within you, which ye have from God? And ye are not your own;
For, if we have come to be grown together in the likeness of his death, certainly, in that of his resurrection also, shall we be.
Of this taking notethat, our old man, was crucified together with him in order that the sinful body might be made powerless, that we should, no longer, be in servitude to sin;