Bible verses about "ethics" | Lamsa

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this every man shall know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.

Acts 2:38

38 Then Simon said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of the LORD Jesus for the remission of sins, so that you may receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 2:1

1 THEREFORE you are inexcusable, O man, to judge your neighbor: for in judging your neighbor, you condemn yourself; for even you who judge practice the same things yourself.

James 1:12-15

12 Blessed is the man who endures temptations: for when he is tested, he shall receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither does he tempt any man: 14 But every man is tempted by his own lust; and he covets and is enticed. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin when it has matured, brings forth death.

Romans 6:1-23

1 WHAT shall we then say? Shall we con tinue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 Far be it. How shall we who are dead to sin, continue to live in it? 3 Do you not know, that those of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ have been baptized into his death? 4 Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: so that as Jesus Christ arose from the dead by the glory of his Father, even so we also shall walk in a new life. 5 For if we have been planted together with him in the likeness of his death, so shall we be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 For we know, that our old selves are crucified with him, so that the sinful body might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we are dead with Christ, let us believe that we shall also live with Christ: 9 We know that Christ rose from the dead, and dies no more; and that death has no more dominion over him. 10 For in dying he died once to sin: and in living he lives to God. 11 Likewise, you also must consider yourself as being dead to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our LORD. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither should you yield your members as instruments of iniquity to sin: but yield yourselves to God, just as if you were men who had risen from among the dead, and let your members be instruments of righteousness to God. 14 Sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are no longer under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law, but under grace? Far be it. 16 Do you not know, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are, for you obey him, whether it be to sin or whether it be of obedience to righteousness? 17 But thank God that you, who were once the servants of sin, now obey from the heart that form of doctrine which has been delivered to you. 18 Now, being made free from sin, you become the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak after the manner of men because of the weakness of your flesh: for as you have yielded your members to the servitude of uncleanness and iniquity, so now yield your members to the servitude of righteousness and holiness. 20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. 21 What kind of fruit did you have then, in the things of which you are now ashamed? for the end thereof is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, your fruits are holy, and the end thereof is life everlasting. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through our LORD Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love in my heart, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love in my heart, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love in my heart, I gain nothing. 4 Love is long-suffering and is kind; love does not envy; love does not make a vain display of itself, and does not boast, 5 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6 Rejoices not over injustice, but rejoices in the truth; 7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is imperfect shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. *

Romans 13:8-10

8 Owe no man anything, but love one another: for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law, 9 Which says, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet; and if there is any other commandment, it is fulfilled in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 10 Love does not work evil to his neighbor because love is the fulfillment of the law.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All scripture, written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness: 17 So that GodÆs people may become perfect, thoroughly perfected for every good work.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Do you not know that the wicked shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not misled: neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the corrupt, nor men who lie down with males, 10 Nor extortioners, nor thieves, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor grafters, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And some of these evils were to be found in some of you, but you have been cleansed, and have been sanctified, and made righteous in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, and through the Spirit of our God.

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