that each one of you know how to control his own body in sanctification and honor,
not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who don’t know God,
Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims to abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,
Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
Whether therefore you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts,
and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn away to fables.
For this reason, God gave them up to vile passions. For their women changed the natural function into that which is against nature.
Likewise also the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men doing what is inappropriate with men, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error.
But if they don’t have self-control, let them marry. For it’s better to marry than to burn with passion.
You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.