»All things are lawful for me,« but not all things are helpful. »All things are lawful for me,« but I will not be mastered by anything.
Watch and pray, so that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.«
Be sober, be alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
By these he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of lust, and become partakers of the divine nature.
And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed, I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, »You shall not covet.«
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.
For all that is in the worldthe lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeis not of the Father but is of the world.
Let no one say when he is tempted, »I am being tempted by God«; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself does not tempt anyone.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
But because of immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man. And God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.