Bible verses about "behavior" | LEB

Leviticus 18:1-30

1 Then* Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the Israelites,* and say to them, 'I am Yahweh your God. 3 You must not carry out* the practices of the land of Egypt, in which you lived, and you must not carry out* the practices of the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you; and you must not follow their statutes. 4 You must carry out* my regulations, and you must observe* my statutes by following them; I am Yahweh your God. 5 And you shall observe* my statutes and my regulations by which the person doing them shall live;* I am Yahweh. 6 " 'None* of you shall approach anyone who is his close relative* to expose nakedness; I am Yahweh. 7 You must not expose your father's nakedness or* your mother's nakedness—she is your mother; you must not expose her nakedness. 8 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's wife—it is your father's nakedness. 9 As for your sister's nakedness, whether your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether born at home* or born abroad,* you must not expose their nakedness. 10 As for the nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, you must not expose their nakedness, because they are your nakedness. 11 As for the nakedness of the daughter of your father's wife, she is your sister, a relative of your father; you must not expose her nakedness. 12 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.* 13 You must not expose the nakedness of your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.* 14 You must not expose the nakedness of your father's brother; you must not have sex with* his wife—she is your aunt. 15 You must not expose your daughter-in-law's nakedness; she is your son's wife; you must not expose her nakedness. 16 You must not expose the nakedness of your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness. 17 You must not expose the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, or her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter; you must not take her as wife* to expose her nakedness; they are close relatives*—that is wickedness. 18 And you must not take as wife* a woman with her sister, to be a rival-wife, to expose her nakedness before her during* her life. 19 " 'And you must not have sex with* a woman to expose her nakedness during* her menstrual uncleanness. 20 And you must not have sex* with your fellow citizen's* wife, becoming unclean with her. 21 " 'And you shall not give any of* your offspring* in order to sacrifice them to Molech, nor* shall you profane the name of your God; I am Yahweh. 22 And you shall not lie with a male as lying with* a woman; that is a detestable thing. 23 And you shall not have sexual relations* with any animal, becoming unclean with it; and a woman shall not stand before* an animal to copulate with it—that is a perversion. 24 " 'You must not make yourself unclean in any of these things, because the nations whom I am driving out from your presence were made unclean by all of these. 25 So* the land became unclean, and I have brought the punishment of* its guilt upon it, and the land has vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But* you (neither the native nor* the alien who is dwelling in your midst) shall keep my statutes and my regulations, and you shall not practice* any of these detestable things 27 (because the people of the land, who were before you,* did all these detestable things, so the land became unclean), 28 so that the land will not vomit you out when you make it unclean just as it vomited out the nation that was before you.* 29 Indeed, anyone who does any of these detestable things, even* those persons who do so shall be cut off from the midst of their people. 30 Thus* you shall keep my obligation to not do any of the statutes regarding* the detestable things that they did before you,* so that you will not make yourselves unclean by them; I am Yahweh your God.'"

Romans 1:26-27

26 Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature, 27 and likewise also the males, abandoning the natural relations with the female, were inflamed in their desire toward one another, males with males committing the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the penalty that was necessary for their error.

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what can be known about God is evident among* them, for God made it clear to them. 20 For from the creation of the world, his invisible attributes, both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, that their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for eternity. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature, 27 and likewise also the males, abandoning the natural relations with the female, were inflamed in their desire toward one another, males with males committing the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the penalty that was necessary for their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to recognize God*, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do the things that are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greediness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malevolence. They are gossipers, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boasters, contrivers of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 senseless, faithless, unfeeling, unmerciful, 32 who, although they* know the requirements of God, that those who do such things are worthy of death, not only do they do the same things, but also they approve of those who do them.

Romans 13:10-14

10 Love does not commit evil against a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 11 And do this because you* know the time, that it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we believed. 12 The night is far gone, and the day has drawn near. Therefore let us throw off* the deeds of darkness and put on the weapons of light. 13 Let us live decently, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and do not make provision for the desires of the flesh.

Acts 16:1-40

1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there named* Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman but of a Greek father, 2 who was well spoken of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium. 3 Paul wanted this one to go with him, and he took him* and* circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was Greek. 4 And as they went through the towns, they passed on to them to observe the rules that had been decided by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were being strengthened in the faith and were growing in number every day. 6 And they traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia.* 7 And when they* came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. 8 So going through Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul during the night: a certain Macedonian man was standing there and imploring him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and* help us!" 10 And when he had seen the vision, we wanted at once to go away to Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. 11 So putting out to sea from Troas, we sailed a straight course to Samothrace, and on the following day to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of that district of Macedonia, a Roman colony. And we were staying in this city for some days. 13 And on the day of the Sabbath, we went outside the city gate beside the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and* spoke to the women assembled there. 14 And a certain woman named* Lydia from the city of Thyatira, a merchant dealing in purple cloth who showed reverence for God, was listening. The Lord opened her* heart to pay attention to what was being said by Paul. 15 And after she was baptized, and her household, she urged us,* saying, "If you consider me to be a believer in the Lord, come to my house and* stay." And she prevailed upon us. 16 And it happened that as* we were going to the place of prayer, a certain female slave who had a spirit of divination* met us, who was bringing a large profit to her owners by* fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and us and* was crying out, saying, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation!" 18 And she was doing this for many days. But Paul, becoming greatly annoyed and turning around, said to the spirit, "I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!" And it came out immediately.* 19 But when* her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and* dragged them* into the marketplace before the rulers. 20 And when they* had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, "These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews, 21 and are proclaiming customs that are not permitted for us to accept or to practice, because we* are Romans!" 22 And the crowd joined in attacking them, and the chief magistrates tore off their clothing and* gave orders to beat them* with rods. 23 And after they* had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them* into prison, giving orders to the jailer to guard them securely. 24 Having received such an order, he* put them in the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.* 25 Now about midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and* singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened and all the bonds* were unfastened. 27 And after* the jailer was awake and saw the doors of the prison open, he drew his* sword and* was about to kill himself, because he* thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, "Do no harm to yourself, for we are all here!" 29 And demanding lights, he rushed in and, beginning to tremble,* fell down at the feet of Paul and Silas. 30 And he brought them outside and* said, "Sirs, what must I do so that I can be saved?" 31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household!" 32 And they spoke the message of the Lord to him, together with all those in his house. 33 And he took them at that very hour of the night and* washed their* wounds, and he himself was baptized at once, and all those of his household.* 34 And he brought them up into his* house and* set a meal before them,* and rejoiced greatly that he had believed in God with his whole household. 35 And when it* was day, the chief magistrates sent the police officers, saying, "Release those men." 36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul: "The chief magistrates have sent an order* that you should be released. So come out now and* go in peace!" 37 But Paul said to them, "They beat us in public without due process—men who are Roman citizens—and* threw us* into prison, and now they are wanting to release us secretly? Certainly not! Rather let them come themselves and* bring us out!" 38 So the police officers reported these words to the chief magistrates, and they were afraid when they* heard that they were Roman citizens. 39 And they came and* apologized to* them, and after they* brought them* out they asked them* to depart from the city. 40 And when they* came out of the prison, they went to Lydia and when they* saw them,* they encouraged the brothers and departed.

1 Corinthians 6:9

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners,

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners, 10 nor thieves, nor greedy persons, not drunkards, not abusive persons, not swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And some of you were these things, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus* and by the Spirit of our God.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust Yahweh* with all your heart; do not lean toward your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will straighten your paths.

Proverbs 16:28

28 A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend.

Luke 16:13

13 No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."

Colossians 3:5

5 Therefore put to death what is earthly in you*: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry,

Titus 2:12

12 training us in order that, denying impiety and worldly desires, we may live self-controlled and righteously and godly in the present age,

Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self control. Against such things there is no law.

Hebrews 10:26

26 For if* we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

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