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.
Bible verses about "surrendering" | 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.
19 Store up no treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and rust corrode, where thieves break in and steal:
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."
5 and constant friction between people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the Truth. They imagine religion is a paying concern. 6 And so it is — provided it goes with a contented spirit; 7 for we bring nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 If we have food and clothes, we must be content with that.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have been obedient always and not simply when I was present, so, now that I am absent, work all the more strenuously at your salvation with reverence and trembling, 13 for it is God who in his goodwill enables you to will this and to achieve it. 14 In all that you do, avoid grumbling and disputing, 15 so as to be blameless and innocent, faultless children of God in a crooked and perverse generation where you shine like stars in a dark world; 16 hold fast the word of life, so that I can be proud of you on the Day of Christ, because I have not run or worked for nothing.
17 (You see, faith must come from what is heard, and what is heard comes from word of Christ.)
20 you were bought for a price; then glorify God with your body.
1 My dear children, I am writing this to you that you may not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father in Jesus Christ the just; 2 he is himself the propitiation for our sins, though not for ours alone but also for the whole world. 3 This is how we may be sure we know him, by obeying his commands. 4 He who says, 'I know him,' but does not obey his commands, is a liar and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever obeys his word, in him love to God is really complete. This is how we may be sure we are in him: 6 he who says he 'remains in him' ought to live as he lived. 7 Beloved, I am not writing you any new command, but an old command which you have had from the very beginning: the old command is the word you have heard. 8 And yet it is a new command I am writing to you — realized in him and also in yourselves, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is 'in the light' and hates his brother, is in darkness still. 10 He who loves his brother remains in the light — and in the light there is no pitfall; 11 but he who hates his brother is in darkness, he walks in darkness and does not know where he is going, for the darkness has blinded his eyes. 12 My dear children, I am writing to you, because your sins are forgiven for his sake: 13 fathers, I am writing to you, because you know him who is from the very beginning: young men, I am writing to you, because you have conquered the evil One. Children, I have written to you, because you know the Father: 14 fathers, I have written to you, because you know him who is from the very beginning: young men, I have written to you, because you are strong, and the word of God remains within you, and you have conquered the evil One. 15 Love not the world, nor yet what is in the world; if anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 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; 17 and the world is passing away with its desire, while he who does the will of God remains for ever. 18 Children, it is the last hour. You have learned that 'Antichrist is coming.' Well, but many antichrists have appeared — which makes us sure it is the last hour. 19 They withdrew from us, but they did not belong to us; had they belonged to us, they would have remained with us, but they withdrew to make it plain that they are none of us. 20 Now, you have been anointed by the holy One, and you all possess knowledge. 21 I am not writing to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and know that no lie has any connexion with the truth. 22 Who is the real liar? who but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is 'antichrist,' he who disowns the Father and the Son. 23 No one who disowns the Son can possess the Father: he who confesses the Son possesses the Father as well. 24 Let that remain in you which you learned from the very beginning; if what you learned from the very beginning remains with you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 Now this is what he has promised you, eternal life. 26 I am writing to you in this way about those who would deceive you, 27 but the unction you received from him remains within you, and you really need no teaching from anyone; simply remain in him, for his unction teaches you about everything and is true and is no lie — remain in him, as it has taught you to do. 28 Remain within him now, my dear children, so that when he appears we may have confidence, instead of shrinking from him in shame at his arrival. 29 As you know he is just, be sure that everyone who practises righteousness is born of him.
1 Well then, my brothers, I appeal to you by all the mercy of God to dedicate your bodies as a living sacrifice, consecrated and acceptable to God; that is your cult, a spiritual rite.
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.
8 draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me; 25 for whoever wants to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 What profit will it be if a man gains the whole world and forfeits his own soul? What will a man offer as an equivalent for his soul? 27 For the Son of man is coming in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward everyone for what he has done.