Pay all of them their dues: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.
»No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
But we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Little children, let us not love in word or tongue but in deed and in truth.
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old self with its practices
for we have regard for what is 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 walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth.
For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's ministers, attending to this very thing.
Repay no one evil for evil, but have regard for what is noble in the sight of all.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,for they shall see God.