Bible verses about "ethics" | Wesley

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Acts 2:38

38 And Peter said, Repent, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 2:1

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest; for wherein thou judgest the other, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost the same things.

James 1:12-15

12 Happy is the man that endureth temptation: for when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man when he is tempted say, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own desire and inticed. 15 Then desire having conceived, bringeth forth sin; and sin being perfected, bringeth forth death.

Romans 6:1-23

1 What shall we say then? We will continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we who are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know ye not, that as many of us have been baptized into Jesus Christ, have been baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that we might no longer serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 And we believe, that if we are dead with Christ, we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death no more hath dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died to sin once for all; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 So reckon ye also yourselves to be dead to sin, and alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Therefore let not sin reign in your mortal body, to obey it in the desires thereof. 13 Neither present your members to sin, as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members to God, as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are whom ye obey? Whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were the servants of sin, ye have now obeyed from the heart the form of doctrine into which ye have been delivered. 18 Being then set free from sin, ye are become the servants of righteousness. 19 I speak as a man, because of the weakness of your flesh. As ye have presented your members servants to uncleanness and iniquity, unto iniquity, so now present your members servants of righteousness, unto holiness. 20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had ye then from those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For death is the wages of sin; but eternal life is the gift of God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, 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 as to remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I give all my goods to feed the poor, and deliver up my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love suffereth long and is kind; love envieth not; love acteth not rashly, is not puffed up: 5 Doth not behave indecently, seeketh not her own, is not provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not at iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth: 6 Covereth all things, 7 believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Love never faileth: 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 And when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall vanish away. 11 When I was a child, I talked as a child, I understood as a child, I reasoned as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 And now we see by means of a glass obscurely; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known. 13 And now abide these three, faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.

Romans 13:8-10

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love another; for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the law. 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 10 Love worketh no evil to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All scripture is inspired of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Know ye not, that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, 10 nor sodomites, Nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor revilers, nor the rapacious shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

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