that each one of you know how to take his own spouse for himself in holiness and honor,
not in the passion of lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against your soul.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.
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 will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires,
and will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Even 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 burn with passion.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.