Bible verses about behavior | Moffatt

Bible verses about "behavior" | Moffatt

1 Corinthians 6:11

11 Some of you were once like that; but you washed yourselves clean, you were consecrated, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

1 Timothy 1:10

10 immoral persons, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine

Matthew 6:24

24 No one can serve two masters: either he will hate one and love the other, or else he will stand by the one and despise the other — you cannot serve both God and Mammon.

Romans 1:18-32

18 But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness. 19 For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain — 20 for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made. So they have no excuse. 21 Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark. 22 They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools; 23 they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the semblance of the likeness of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds, and of reptiles. 24 So God has given them up, in their heart's lust, to sexual vice, to the dishonouring of their own bodies, — 25 since they have exchanged the truth of God for an untruth, worshipping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed for ever: Amen. 26 That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural, 27 and in the same way the males have abandoned the natural use of women and flamed out in lust for one another, men perpetrating shameless acts with their own sex and getting in their own persons the due recompense of their perversity. 28 Yes, as they disdained to acknowledge God any longer, God has given them up to a reprobate instinct, for the perpetration of what is improper, 29 till they are filled with all manner of wickedness, depravity, lust, and viciousness, filled to the brim with envy, murder, quarrels, intrigues, and malignity — slanderers, 30 defamers, loathed by God, outrageous, haughty, boastful, inventive in evil, disobedient to parents, 31 devoid of conscience, false to their word, callous, merciless; 32 though they know God's decree that people who practise such vice deserve death, they not only do it themselves but applaud those who practise it.

Romans 1:1-32

1 PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God 2 (which he promised of old by his prophets in the holy scriptures) 3 concerning his Son, who was born of David's offspring by natural descent 4 and installed as Son of God with power by the Spirit of holiness when he was raised from the dead — concerning Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom I have received the favour of my commission to promote obedience to the faith for his sake among all the Gentiles, 6 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ: 7 to all in Rome who are beloved by God, called to be saints, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because the report of your faith is over all the world. 9 God is my witness, the God whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, how unceasingly I always mention you in my prayers, 10 asking if I may at last be sped upon my way to you by God's will. 11 For I do yearn to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift for your strengthening — 12 or, in other words, that I may be encouraged by meeting you, I by your faith and you by mine. 13 Brothers, I would like you to understand that I have often purposed to come to you (though up till now I have been prevented) so as to have some results among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 To Greeks and to barbarians, to wise and to foolish alike, I owe a duty. 15 Hence my eagerness to preach the gospel to you in Rome as well. 16 For I am proud of the gospel; it is God's saving power for everyone who has faith, for the Jew first and for the Greek as well. 17 God's righteousness is revealed in it by faith and for faith — as it is written, Now by faith shall the righteous live. 18 But God's anger is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness. 19 For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain — 20 for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made. So they have no excuse. 21 Though they knew God, they have not glorified him as God nor given thanks to him; they have turned to futile speculations till their ignorant minds grew dark. 22 They claimed to be wise, but they have become fools; 23 they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the semblance of the likeness of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds, and of reptiles. 24 So God has given them up, in their heart's lust, to sexual vice, to the dishonouring of their own bodies, — 25 since they have exchanged the truth of God for an untruth, worshipping and serving the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed for ever: Amen. 26 That is why God has given them up to vile passions; their women have exchanged the natural function of sex for what is unnatural, 27 and in the same way the males have abandoned the natural use of women and flamed out in lust for one another, men perpetrating shameless acts with their own sex and getting in their own persons the due recompense of their perversity. 28 Yes, as they disdained to acknowledge God any longer, God has given them up to a reprobate instinct, for the perpetration of what is improper, 29 till they are filled with all manner of wickedness, depravity, lust, and viciousness, filled to the brim with envy, murder, quarrels, intrigues, and malignity — slanderers, 30 defamers, loathed by God, outrageous, haughty, boastful, inventive in evil, disobedient to parents, 31 devoid of conscience, false to their word, callous, merciless; 32 though they know God's decree that people who practise such vice deserve death, they not only do it themselves but applaud those who practise it.

Ephesians 4:14-15

14 instead of remaining immature, blown from our course and swayed by every passing wind of doctrine, by the adroitness of men who are dexterous in devising error; 15 we are to hold by the truth, and by our love to grow up wholly into Him. For He, Christ, is the head, and under him,

Acts 16:1-40

1 He also came down to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple called Timotheus, the son of a believing Jewess and a Greek father. 2 He had a good reputation among the brothers at Lystra and Iconium; 3 so, as Paul wished him to go abroad with him, he took and circumcised him on account of the local Jews, all of whom knew his father had been a Greek. 4 As they travelled on from town to town, they handed over to the people the resolutions which the apostles and the presbyters in Jerusalem had decided were to be obeyed; 5 and the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in numbers day by day. 6 They crossed Phrygia and the country of Galatia, the holy Spirit having stopped them from preaching the word in Asia; 7 when they got as far as Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them, 8 and so they passed Mysia by and went down to Troas. 9 A vision appeared to Paul by night, the vision of a Macedonian standing and appealing to him with the words, "Cross to Macedonia and help us." 10 As soon as he saw the vision, we made efforts to start for Macedonia, inferring that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. 11 Setting sail then from Troas we ran straight to Samothrace and on the following day to Neapolis. 12 We then came to the Roman colony of Philippi, which is the foremost town of the district of Macedonia. In this town we spent some days. 13 On the sabbath we went outside the gate to the bank of the river, where as usual there was a place of prayer; we sat down and talked to the women who had gathered. 14 Among the listeners there was a woman called Lydia, a dealer in purple who belonged to the town of Thyatira. She reverenced God, and the Lord opened her heart to attend to what Paul said. 15 When she was baptized, along with her household, she begged us, saying, "If you are convinced I am a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house." She compelled us to come. 16 Now it happened as we went to the place of prayer that a slave-girl met us, possessed by a spirit of ventriloquism, and a source of great profit to her owners by her power of fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shrieking, "These men are servants of the Most High God, they proclaim to you the way of salvation!" 18 She did this for a number of days. Then Paul turned in annoyance and told the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I order you out of her!" And it left her that very moment. 19 But when her owners saw their chance of profit was gone, they caught hold of Paul and Silas and dragged them before the magistrates in the forum. 20 Bringing them before the praetors they declared, "These fellows are Jews who are making an agitation in our town; 21 they are proclaiming customs which as Romans we are not allowed to accept or observe!" 22 The crowd also joined in the attack upon them, while the praetors, after having them stripped and after ordering them to be flogged with rods, 23 had many lashes inflicted on them and put them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safe. 24 On receiving so strict a charge, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks. 25 But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing to God, while the prisoners listened, 26 all of a sudden there was a great earthquake which shook the very foundations of the prison; the doors all flew open in an instant and the fetters of all the prisoners were unfastened. 27 When the jailer started from his sleep and saw the prison-doors open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, supposing the prisoners had made their escape; 28 but Paul shouted aloud, "Do not harm yourself, we are all here!" 29 So calling for lights he rushed in, fell in terror before Paul and Silas, 30 and brought them out (after securing the other prisoners). "Sirs," he said, "what must I do to be saved?" 31 "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ," they said, "and then you will be saved, you and your household as well." 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all in his house. 33 Then he took them at that very hour of the night and washed their wounds and got baptized instantly, he and all his family. 34 He took them up to his house and put food before them, overjoyed like all his household at having believed in God. 35 When day broke, the praetors sent the lictors with the message, "Release these men." 36 The jailer repeated this to Paul. "The praetors," he said, "have sent to release you. So come out and go in peace?" 37 But Paul replied, "They flogged us in public and without a trial, flogged Roman citizens! They put us in prison, and now they are going to get rid of us secretly! No indeed! Let them come here themselves and take us out!" 38 The lictors reported this to the praetors, who, on hearing the men were Roman citizens, became alarmed; 39 they went to appease them and after taking them out of prison begged them to leave the town. 40 So they left the prison and went to Lydia's house, where they saw the brothers and encouraged them; then they departed.

Luke 16:13

13 No servant can serve two masters: either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will stand by the one and despise the other, you cannot serve both God and Mammon."

1 Corinthians 6:9

9 What! do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Realm of God? Make no mistake about it; neither the immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor sodomites

Colossians 3:5

5 So put to death those members that are on earth: sexual vice, impurity, appetite, evil desire, and lust (which is idolatry),

Romans 3:23

23 All have sinned, all come short of the glory of God,

Titus 2:12

12 and it schools us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions and to live a life of self-mastery, of integrity, and of piety in this present world,

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the harvest of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, good temper, kindliness, generosity, fidelity, 23 gentleness, self-control: — there is no law against those who practise such things.

Hebrews 10:26

26 For if we sin deliberately, after receiving the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left,

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