that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor,
not in the passion of lust like heathen who do not know God;
Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings,
and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.