knowing that Christ, having been raised up out of the dead, does no more die, death over him has no more lordship;
for neither is it able; and those who are in the flesh are not able to please God.
And you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God does dwell in you; and if any one has not the Spirit of Christ -- this one is not His;
Be sober, vigilant, because your opponent the devil, as a roaring lion, does walk about, seeking whom he may swallow up,
whom resist, stedfast in the faith, having known the same sufferings to your brotherhood in the world to be accomplished.
24 have you not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one does receive the prize? so run you, that you may obtain;
25 and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
26 I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
27 but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
For our citizenship is in the heavens, whence also a Saviour we await -- the Lord Jesus Christ --
who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working of his power, even to subject to himself the all things.
for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;
And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
meekness, temperance: against such there is no law;
And of all things the end has come near; be sober-minded, then, and watch unto the prayers,
that each of you know his own vessel to possess in sanctification and honour,
not in the affection of desire, as also the nations that were not knowing God,
5 And this same also -- all diligence having brought in besides, superadd in your faith the worthiness, and in the worthiness the knowledge,
6 and in the knowledge the temperance, and in the temperance the endurance, and in the endurance the piety,
7 and in the piety the brotherly kindness, and in the brotherly kindness the love;
who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate us into the reign of the Son of His love,
in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of the sins,
and if they have not continence -- let them marry, for it is better to marry than to burn;
which He wrought worked, effected in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;
11 For the saving grace of God was manifested to all men,
12 teaching us, that denying the impiety and the worldly desires, soberly and righteously and piously we may live in the present age,
13 waiting for the blessed hope and manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,
1 Christ, then, having suffered for us in the flesh, you also with the same mind arm yourselves, because he who did suffer in the flesh has done with sin,
2 no more in the desires of men, but in the will of God, to live the rest of the time in the flesh;
3 for sufficient to us is the past time of life the will of the nations to have wrought, having walked in lasciviousnesses, desires, excesses of wines, revellings, drinking-bouts, and unlawful idolatries,
4 in which they think it strange -- your not running with them to the same excess of dissoluteness, speaking evil,
5 who shall give an account to Him who is ready to judge living and dead,
22 for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,
23 and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,
24 then -- the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power --
25 for it behooves him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet --
No temptation has taken you -- except human; and God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above what you are able, but He will make, with the temptation, also the outlet, for your being able to bear it.