15 for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, he will drink neither wine nor strong drink, he will be filled with the holy Spirit from his very birth;
Bible verses about "controlling our emotions" | Moffatt
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.
18 and do not get drunk with wine — that means profligacy — but be filled with the Spirit,
15 for ours is no high priest who is incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every respect like ourselves, yet without sinning.
1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who belonged to the Jewish authorities; 2 he came one night to Jesus and said, "Rabbi, we know you have come from God to teach us, for no one could perform these Signs of yours unless God were with him." 3 Jesus replied, "Truly, truly I tell you, no one can see God's Realm unless he is born from above." 4 Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb over again and be born?" 5 Jesus replied, "Truly, truly I tell you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter God's Realm. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh: what is born of the Spirit is Spirit. 7 Do not wonder at me telling you, 'You must all be born from above.' 8 The wind blows where it wills; you can hear its sound, but you never know where it has come from or where it goes: it is the same with everyone who is born of the Spirit." 9 Nicodemus answered, "How can that be?" 10 Jesus replied, "You do not understand this? — you, a teacher in Israel! 11 Truly, truly I tell you, we are speaking of what we do understand, we testify to what we have actually seen — and yet you refuse our testimony. 12 If you will not believe when I speak to you about things on earth, how will you believe if I speak to you about things in heaven? 13 And yet the Son of man, descended from heaven, is the only one who has ever ascended into heaven. 14 Indeed the Son of man must be lifted on high, just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. 16 For God loved the world so dearly that he gave up his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life, instead of perishing. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to pass sentence on it, but to save the world by him. 18 He who believes in him is not sentenced; he who will not believe is sentenced already, for having refused to believe in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the sentence of condemnation, that the Light has entered the world and yet men have preferred darkness to light. It is because their actions have been evil; 20 for anyone whose practices are corrupt loathes the light and will not come out into it, in case his actions are exposed, 21 whereas anyone whose life is true comes out into the light, to make it plain that his actions have been divinely prompted. 22 [vss 22-30 moved to between 2:12 and 2:13] After this Jesus and his disciples went into the country of Judaea, where he spent some time with them baptizing. 23 John was also baptizing at Aenon near Salim, as there was plenty of water there, and people came to him and were baptized 24 (John had not yet been thrown into prison). 25 Now a dispute arose between John's disciples and a Jew over the question of 'purification'; 26 and they came and told John, "Rabbi, the man who was with you on the opposite side of the Jordan, the man to whom you bore testimony — here he is, baptizing, and everybody goes to him!" 27 John answered, "No one can receive anything except as a gift from heaven. 28 You can bear me out, that I said, 'I am not the Christ'; what I said was, 'I have been sent in advance of him.' 29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the bridegroom's friend, who stands by and listens to him, is heartily glad at the sound of the bridegroom's voice. Such is my joy, and it is complete. 30 He must wax, I must wane." 31 He who comes from above is far above all others; he who springs from earth belongs to earth and speaks of earth; he who comes from heaven [is far above all others. 32 He] is testifying to what he has seen and heard, and yet no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever does accept it, certifies to the truth of God. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God — God gives him the Spirit in no sparing measure; 35 the Father loves the Son and has given him control over everything. 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life, but he who disobeys the Son shall not see life — God's anger broods over him."
4 the magistrate is God's servant for your benefit. But if you do wrong, you may well be alarmed; a magistrate does not wield the power of the sword for nothing, he is God's servant for the infliction of divine vengeance upon evil-doers.
16 All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for amendment, and for moral discipline,
1 So when he saw the crowds, he went up the hill and sat down; his disciples came up to him 2 and he opened his lips and began to teach them. He said: 3 "Blessed are those who feel poor in spirit! the Realm of heaven is theirs. 4 Blessed are the mourners! they will be consoled. 5 Blessed are the humble! they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for goodness! they will be satisfied. 7 Blessed are the merciful! they will find mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart! they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers! they will be ranked sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of goodness! the Realm of heaven is theirs. 11 Blessed are you when men denounce you and persecute you and utter all manner of evil against you for my sake; 12 rejoice and exult in it, for your reward is rich in heaven; that is how they persecuted the prophets before you. 13 You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes insipid, what can make it salt again? After that it is fit for nothing, fit only to be thrown outside and trodden by the feet of men. 14 You are the light of the world. A town on the top of a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do men light a lamp to put it under a bowl; they put it on a stand and it shines for all in the house. 16 So your light is to shine before men, that they may see the good you do and glorify your Father in heaven. 17 Do not imagine I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I have not come to destroy but to fulfil. 18 (I tell you truly, till heaven and earth pass away not an iota, not a comma, will pass from the Law until it is all in force. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes a single one of these commands, were it even one of the least, and teaches men so, he will be ranked least in the Realm of heaven; but whoever obeys them and teaches them, he will be ranked great in the Realm of heaven.) 20 For I tell you, unless your goodness excels that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the Realm of heaven. 21 You have heard how the men of old were told, 'Murder not: whoever murders must come up for sentence, 22 whoever maligns his brother must come before the San hedrin, whoever curses his brother must go to the fire of Gehenna.' But I tell you, whoever is angry with his brother [without cause] will be sentenced by God. 23 So if you remember, even when offering your gift at the altar, that your brother has any grievance against you, 24 leave your gift at the very altar and go away; first be reconciled to your brother, then come back and offer your gift. 25 Be quick and make terms with your opponent, so long as you and he are on the way to court, in case he hands you over to the judge, and the judge to the jailer, and you are thrown into prison; 26 truly I tell you, you will never get out till you pay the last halfpenny of your debt. 27 You have heard how it used to be said, Do not commit adultery. 28 But I tell you, any one who even looks with lust at a woman has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 If your right eye is a hindrance to you, pluck it out and throw it away: better for you to lose one of your members than to have all your body thrown into Gehenna. 30 And if your right hand is a hindrance to you, cut it off and throw it away: better for you to lose one of your members than to have all your body thrown into Gehenna. 31 It used to be said, Whoever divorces his wife must give her a divorce-certificate. 32 But I tell you, anyone who divorces his wife for any reason except unchastity makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. 33 Once again, you have heard how the men of old were told, 'You must not forswear yourself but discharge your vows to the Lord'. 34 But I tell you, you must not swear any oath, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 nor by earth, for it is the footstool of his feet, nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King; 36 nor shall you swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply 'yes' or 'no'; whatever exceeds that springs from evil. 38 You have heard the saying, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I tell you, you are not to resist an injury: whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him as well; 40 whoever wants to sue you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well; 41 whoever forces you to go one mile, go two miles with him; 42 give to the man who begs from you, and turn not away from him who wants to borrow. 43 You have heard the saying, 'You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven: he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if you love only those who love you, what reward do you get for that? do not the very taxgatherers do as much? 47 and if you only salute your friends, what is special about that? do not the very pagans do as much? 48 You must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.
45 The good man produces good from the good stored in his heart, and the evil man evil from his evil: for a man's mouth utters what his heart is full of.
1 Now about the questions in your letter. It is an excellent thing for a man to have no intercourse with a woman; 2 but there is so much immorality that every man had better have a wife of his own and every woman a husband of her own. 3 The husband must give the wife her conjugal dues, and the wife in the same way must give her husband his; 4 the wife cannot do as she pleases with her body — her husband has power, and in the same way the husband cannot do as he pleases with his body — his wife has power. 5 Do not withhold sexual intercourse from one another, unless you agree to do so for a time in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again. You must not let Satan tempt you through incontinence. 6 But what I have just said is by way of concession, not command. 7 I would like all men to be as I am. However, everyone is endowed by God in his own way; he has a gift for the one life or the other. 8 To the unmarried and to widows I would say this: it is an excellent thing if like me they remain as they are. 9 Still, if they cannot restrain themselves, let them marry. Better marry than be aflame with passion! 10 For married people these are my instructions (and they are the Lord's, not mine). A wife is not to separate from her husband — 11 if she has separated, she must either remain single or be reconciled to him — and a husband must not put away his wife. 12 To other people I would say (not the Lord): — if any brother has a wife who is not a believer, and if she consents to live with him, he must not put her away; 13 and if any wife has a husband who is not a believer, and if he consents to live with her, she must not put her husband away. 14 For the unbelieving husband is consecrated in the person of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is consecrated in the person of the Christian brother she has married; otherwise, of course, your children would be unholy instead of being consecrated to God. 15 (Should the unbelieving partner be determined to separate, however, separation let it be; in such cases the Christian brother or sister is not tied to marriage.) It is to a life of peace that God has called us. 16 O wife, how do you know you may not save your husband? O husband, how do you know you may not save your wife? 17 Only, everyone must lead the lot assigned him by the Lord; he must go on living the life in which God's call came to him. (Such is the rule I lay down for all the churches). 18 Was a man circumcised at the time he was called? Then he is not to efface the marks of it. Has any man been called when he was uncircumcised? Then he is not to get circumcised. 19 Circumcision counts for nothing, uncircumcision counts for nothing; obedience to God's commands is everything. 20 Everyone must remain in the condition of life where he was called. 21 You were a slave when you were called? Never mind. Of course, if you do find it possible to get free, you had better avail yourself of the opportunity. 22 But a slave who is called to be in the Lord is a freedman of the Lord. Just as a free man who is called is a slave of Christ 23 (for you were bought for a price; you must not turn slaves to any man). 24 Brothers, everyone must remain with God in the condition of life where he was called. 25 I have no orders from the Lord for unmarried women, but I will give you the opinion of one whom you can trust, after all the Lord's mercy to him. 26 Well, what I think is this: that, considering the imminent distress in these days, it would be an excellent plan for you to remain just as you are. 27 Are you tied to a wife? Never try to untie the knot. Are you free? Never try to get married. 28 Of course, if you are actually married, there is no sin in that; and if a maid marries, there is no sin in that. (At the same time those who marry will have outward trouble — and I would spare you that.) 29 I mean, brothers, — the interval has been shortened; so let those who have wives live as if they had none, 30 let mourners live as if they were not mourning, let the joyful live as if they had no joy, let buyers live as if they had no hold on their goods, 31 let those who mix in the world live as if they were not engrossed in it, for the present phase of things is passing away. 32 I want you to be free from all anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the Lord's affairs, how best to satisfy the Lord; 33 the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how best to satisfy his wife — 34 so he is torn in two directions. The unmarried woman or the maid is also anxious about the Lord's affairs, how to be consecrated, body and spirit; once married, she is anxious about worldly affairs, how best to satisfy her husband. 35 I am saying this in your own interests. Not that I want to restrict your freedom. It is only to secure decorum and concentration upon a life of devotion to the Lord. 36 At the same time, if any man considers he is not behaving properly to the maid who is his spiritual bride, if his passions are strong and if it must be so, then let him do what he wants — let them be married; it is no sin for him. 37 But the man of firm purpose who has made up his mind, who, instead of being forced against his will, has determined to himself to keep his maid a spiritual bride — that man will be doing the right thing. 38 Thus both are right alike in marrying and in refraining from marriage, but he who does not marry will be found to have done better. 39 A woman is bound to her husband during his lifetime; but if he dies, she is free to marry anyone she pleases — only, it must be a Christian. 40 However, she is happier if she remains as she is; that is my opinion — and I suppose I have the Spirit of God as well as other people!
1 Thus there is no doom now for those who are in Christ Jesus; 2 the law of the Spirit brings the life which is in Christ Jesus, and that law has set me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the Law, weakened here by the flesh, could not do; by sending his own Son in the guise of sinful flesh, to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order to secure the fulfilment of the Law's requirements in our lives, as we live and move not by the flesh but by the Spirit. 5 For those who follow the flesh have their interests in the flesh, and those who follow the Spirit have their interests in the Spirit. 6 The interests of the flesh mean death, the interests of the Spirit mean life and peace. 7 For the interests of the flesh are hostile to God; they do not yield to the law of God (indeed they cannot). 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot satisfy God. 9 But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells within you. Anyone who does not possess the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. 10 On the other hand, if Christ is within you, though the body is a dead thing owing to Adam's sin, the spirit is living as the result of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells within you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies live by his indwelling Spirit in your lives. 12 Well then, my brothers, we owe a duty — but it is not to the flesh! It is not to live by the flesh! 13 If you live by the flesh, you are on the road to death; but if by the Spirit you put the actions of the body to death, you will live. 14 For the sons of God are those who are guided by the Spirit of God. 15 You have received no slavish spirit that would make you relapse into fear; you have received the Spirit of sonship. And when we cry, "Abba! Father!", 16 it is this Spirit testifying along with our own spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, heirs as well, heirs of God, heirs along with Christ — for we share his sufferings in order to share his glory. 18 Present suffering, I hold, is a mere nothing compared to the glory that we are to have revealed. 19 Even the creation waits with eager longing for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For creation was not rendered futile by its own choice, but by the will of Him who thus made it subject, 21 the hope being that creation as well as man would one day be freed from its thraldom to decay and gain the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 To this day, we know, the entire creation sighs and throbs with pain; 23 and not only so, but even we ourselves, who have the Spirit as a foretaste of the future, even we sigh to ourselves as we wait for the redemption of the body that means our full sonship. 24 We were saved with this hope in view. Now when an object of hope is seen, there is no further need to hope. Who ever hopes for what he sees already? 25 But if we hope for something that we do not see, we wait for it patiently. 26 So too the Spirit assists us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray aright, but the Spirit pleads for us with sighs that are beyond words, 27 and He who searches the human heart knows what is in the mind of the Spirit, since the Spirit pleads before God for the saints. 28 We know also that those who love God, those who have been called in terms of his purpose, have his aid and interest in everything. 29 For he decreed of old that those whom he predestined should share the likeness of his Son — that he might be the firstborn of a great brotherhood. 30 Then he calls those whom he has thus decreed; then he justifies those whom he has called; then he glorifies those whom he has justified. 31 Now what follows from all this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 The God who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, surely He will give us everything besides! 33 Who is to accuse the elect of God? When God acquits, 34 who shall condemn? Will Christ? — the Christ who died, yes and rose from the dead! the Christ who is at God's right hand, who actually pleads for us! 35 What can ever part us from Christ's love? Can anguish or calamity or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or the sword? 36 (Because, as it is written, For thy sake we are being killed all the day long, we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.) 37 No, in all this we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am certain neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, 39 no powers of the Height or of the Depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to part us from God's love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
17 For the passion of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the passion of the Spirit against the flesh — the two are at issue, so that you are not free to do as you please.
28 We know also that those who love God, those who have been called in terms of his purpose, have his aid and interest in everything.
1 Thus, I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal; 2 I may prophesy, fathom all mysteries and secret lore, I may have such absolute faith that I can move hills from their place, but if I have no love, I count for nothing; 3 I may distribute all I possess in charity, I may give up my body to be burnt, but if I have no love, I make nothing of it. 4 Love is very patient, very kind. Love knows no jealousy; love makes no parade, gives itself no airs, 5 is never rude, never selfish, never irritated, never resentful; 6 love is never glad when others go wrong, love is gladdened by goodness, 7 always slow to expose, always eager to believe the best, always hopeful, always patient. 8 Love never disappears. As for prophesying, it will be superseded; as for 'tongues,' they will cease; as for knowledge, it will be superseded. 9 For we only know bit by bit, and we only prophesy bit by bit; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will be superseded. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I argued like a child; now that I am a man, I am done with childish ways. 12 At present we only see the baffling reflections in a mirror, but then it will be face to face; at present I am learning bit by bit, but then I shall understand, as all along I have myself been understood. 13 Thus 'faith and hope and love last on, these three,' but the greatest of all is love.
16 For all that is in the world, the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the proud glory of life, belongs not to the Father but to the world;
1 As the Lord's prisoner, then, I beg of you to live a life worthy of your calling, 2 with perfect modesty and gentleness, showing forbearance to one another patiently, zealous in love 3 to preserve the unity of the Spirit by binding peace upon yourselves. 4 For there is one Body and one Spirit — as you were called for the one hope that belongs to your call — 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over us all, who pervades us all, who is within us all. 7 But each one of us is granted his own grace, as determined by the full measure of Christ's gift. 8 Thus it is said, When he ascended on high he led a host captive and granted gifts to men. 9 What does he ascended mean, except that he first descended to the nether regions of the earth? 10 He who descended is he who ascended above all the heavens to fill the universe; 11 he granted some men to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to shepherd and teach, 12 for the equipment of the saints, for the business of the ministry, for the upbuilding of the Body of Christ, 13 till we should all attain the unity of the faith and knowledge of God's Son, reaching maturity, reaching the full measure of development which belongs to the fulness of Christ — 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, 16 as the entire Body is welded together and compacted by every joint with which it is supplied, the due activity of each part enables the Body to grow and build itself up in love. 17 Now in the Lord I insist and protest that you must give up living like pagans; for their purposes are futile, 18 their intelligence is darkened, they are estranged from the life of God by the ignorance which their dulness of heart has produced in them — 19 men who have recklessly abandoned themselves to sensuality, with a lust for the business of impurity in every shape and form. 20 That is not how you have understood the meaning of Christ 21 (for it is Christ whom you have been taught, it is in Christ that you have been instructed — the real Christ who is in Jesus); 22 you must lay aside the old nature which belonged to your former course of life, that nature which crumbles to ruin under the passions of moral deceit, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 putting on the new nature, that divine pattern which has been created in the upright and pious character of the Truth. 25 Lay aside falsehood, then, let each tell his neighbour the truth, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; never let the sun set upon your exasperation, 27 give the devil no chance. 28 Let the thief steal no more; rather let him work and put his hands to an honest task, so as to have something to contribute to the needy. 29 Let no bad word pass your lips, but only such speech as is good for edification, as occasion may require, words that are gracious and a means of grace to those who hear them. 30 And do not vex God's holy Spirit, by whom you have been sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Drop all bitter feeling and passion and anger and clamouring and insults, together with all malice; 32 be kind to each other, be tender-hearted, be generous to each other as God has been generous to you in Christ.
11 put on God's armour so as to be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil. 12 For we have to struggle, not with blood and flesh but with the angelic Rulers, the angelic Authorities, the potentates of the dark present, the spirit-forces of evil in the heavenly sphere. 13 So take God's armour, that you may be able to make a stand upon the evil day and hold your ground by overcoming all the foe. 14 Hold your ground, tighten the belt of truth about your loins, wear integrity as your coat of mail, 15 and have your feet shod with the stability of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, take faith as your shield, to enable you to quench all the fire-tipped darts flung by the evil one, 17 put on salvation as your helmet, and take the Spirit as your sword (that is, the word of God),
13 In him who strengthens me I am able for anything.
5 for this very reason, do you contrive to make it your whole concern to furnish your faith with resolution, resolution with intelligence, 6 intelligence with self-control, self-control with stedfastness, stedfastness with piety, 7 piety with brotherliness, brotherliness with Christian love. 8 For as these qualities exist and increase with you, they render you active and fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; 9 whereas he who has not these by him is blind, shortsighted, oblivious that he has been cleansed from his erstwhile sins.
16 I mean, lead the life of the Spirit; then you will never satisfy the passions of the flesh. 17 For the passion of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the passion of the Spirit against the flesh — the two are at issue, so that you are not free to do as you please. 18 If you are under the sway of the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are quite obvious, such as sexual vice, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, magic, quarrels, dissension, jealousy, temper, rivalry, factions, party-spirit, 21 envy, [murder], drinking bouts, revelry, and the like; I tell you beforehand as I have told you already, that people who indulge in such practices will never inherit the Realm of God. 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. 24 Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its emotions and passions.
13 No temptation has waylaid you that is beyond man's power; trust God, he will never let you be tempted beyond what you can stand, but when temptation comes, he will provide the way out of it, so that you can bear up under it.