Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,
gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
“‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.
“‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.
Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;
Let brotherly love continue.
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Therefore let’s not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother’s way, or an occasion for falling.
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
“Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, ‘Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.
Don’t oppress the widow, the fatherless, the foreigner, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart.’
So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
Most certainly I tell you, he who receives whomever I send, receives me; and he who receives me, receives him who sent me.”