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Criticism   Matthew 7:1-5 ESV / 4,137 helpful votes   “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. James 4:11-12 ESV / 3,867 helpful votes   Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 3,736 helpful votes   Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. James 1:19-20 ESV / 3,623 helpful votes   Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Galatians 6:1 ESV / 3,292 helpful votes   Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3,192 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Romans 14:4 ESV / 3,092 helpful votes   Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. Proverbs 15:31 ESV / 2,808 helpful votes   The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 2,737 helpful votes   Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Hebrews 10:24 ESV / 2,558 helpful votes   And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 2,521 helpful votes   A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 Timothy 2:24-25 ESV / 2,477 helpful votes   And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 2,432 helpful votes   Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 9:8 ESV / 2,330 helpful votes   Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Galatians 5:15 ESV / 2,222 helpful votes   But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another. Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 2,213 helpful votes   A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 2,117 helpful votes   The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. Proverbs 27:5-6 ESV / 2,107 helpful votes   Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. Proverbs 13:18 ESV / 2,093 helpful votes   Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 2,091 helpful votes   Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. Romans 12:19 ESV / 2,059 helpful votes   Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Acts 7:51 ESV / 1,983 helpful votes   “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Matthew 7:2 ESV / 1,966 helpful votes   For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 1,962 helpful votes   For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 1,899 helpful votes   The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. Ecclesiastes 5:2 ESV / 1,898 helpful votes   Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 ESV / 1,850 helpful votes   Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. Job 38:2-3 ESV / 1,833 helpful votes   “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 1,814 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Romans 14:10 ESV / 1,811 helpful votes   Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; Colossians 3:12-14 ESV / 1,792 helpful votes   Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Matthew 7:12 ESV / 1,771 helpful votes   “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Luke 1:37 ESV / 1,767 helpful votes   For nothing will be impossible with God.” Revelation 3:15-16 ESV / 1,748 helpful votes   “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. James 2:13 ESV / 1,726 helpful votes   For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. 1 Peter 4:8 ESV / 1,713 helpful votes   Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Mark 16:1-20 ESV / 1,662 helpful votes   When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. ... Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 1,645 helpful votes   The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. John 8:7 ESV / 1,643 helpful votes   And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” Romans 2:1 ESV / 1,622 helpful votes   Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. Proverbs 15:32 ESV / 1,591 helpful votes   Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 1,584 helpful votes   A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ... Proverbs 15:1-2 ESV / 1,579 helpful votes   A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Romans 14:13 ESV / 1,572 helpful votes   Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 1,553 helpful votes   If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ... Luke 6:37-38 ESV / 1,553 helpful votes   “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 1,540 helpful votes   There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Matthew 18:15 ESV / 1,523 helpful votes   “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. Matthew 7:1 ESV / 1,522 helpful votes   “Judge not, that you be not judged. Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 1,520 helpful votes   “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 1,511 helpful votes   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Proverbs 9:8-9 ESV / 1,510 helpful votes   Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Ephesians 4:15 ESV / 1,494 helpful votes   Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 1,468 helpful votes   Let all that you do be done in love. 2 Kings 2:23-24 ESV / 1,468 helpful votes   He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. Amos 3:3 ESV / 1,455 helpful votes   “Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 1,438 helpful votes   Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,435 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, Romans 8:1 ESV / 1,429 helpful votes   There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 10:10 ESV / 1,417 helpful votes   For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” James 5:16 ESV / 1,403 helpful votes   Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Romans 2:1-4 ESV / 1,399 helpful votes   Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 1 Peter 2:23 ESV / 1,384 helpful votes   When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 3 John 1:9-10 ESV / 1,319 helpful votes   I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church. Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 1,291 helpful votes   Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV / 1,290 helpful votes   Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 1,239 helpful votes   Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 1,200 helpful votes   When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 1,135 helpful votes   A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. Matthew 23:24 ESV / 1,048 helpful votes   You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 1,045 helpful votes   The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

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Submit To Authority   Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes   Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Romans 13:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ... 1 Peter 5:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes   Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. Acts 5:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes   But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. Matthew 28:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes   And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes   For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes   Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 1 Peter 2:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 1 Peter 2:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, Ephesians 5:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes   But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. ... 1 Peter 5:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 1 Peter 3:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. Hebrews 13:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. 1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes   The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ... 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes   We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. Colossians 3:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, Ephesians 5:21-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, ... Galatians 1:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— Romans 13:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ... Romans 12:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 8:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Romans 7:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. Acts 15:1-41 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great joy to all the brothers. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.” ... Acts 14:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. Acts 4:18-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes   So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” John 19:10-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes   So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.” Luke 1:26-38 ESV / 4 helpful votes   In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. ... Mark 10:42-45 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 22:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 20:25-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 18:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” 1 Samuel 25:4-42 ESV / 4 helpful votes   David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. So David sent ten young men. And David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have. I hear that you have shearers. Now your shepherds have been with us, and we did them no harm, and they missed nothing all the time they were in Carmel. Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a feast day. Please give whatever you have at hand to your servants and to your son David.’” ... Genesis 16:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be on you! I gave my servant to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the Lord judge between you and me!” But Abram said to Sarai, “Behold, your servant is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her. 1 John 2:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him. 2 Peter 2:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, 1 Peter 5:1-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes   So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” ... 1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ... 1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes   You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. James 5:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Titus 3:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes   We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

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Put Away Sin   Romans 6:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 3:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 7 helpful votes   Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 1 John 3:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. Romans 5:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 1 John 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. James 4:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes   So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 1:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Colossians 3:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Acts 2:38 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. John 8:44 ESV / 4 helpful votes   You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Matthew 15:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. Proverbs 28:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Genesis 2:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes   But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Jude 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. 1 John 5:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? Romans 14:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. Romans 7:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Romans 7:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. Romans 6:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. John 15:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. John 8:34 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 1:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes   The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Luke 12:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Matthew 12:31-32 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. Matthew 1:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes   She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Malachi 2:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.” Isaiah 1:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes   There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Psalm 90:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes   You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. Psalm 51:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. 1 John 5:11-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 3:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:8-10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. 1 John 3:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 1 John 2:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 1:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:7-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 2 Peter 2:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 2 Peter 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. James 5:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. James 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:1-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? ... James 2:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. James 1:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 10:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, Hebrews 10:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

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Gods Law   1 John 3:4 ESV / 136 helpful votes   Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. Romans 3:20 ESV / 123 helpful votes   For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. Romans 7:12 ESV / 120 helpful votes   So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. Romans 7:7 ESV / 120 helpful votes   What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” Romans 3:31 ESV / 103 helpful votes   Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Galatians 2:16 ESV / 91 helpful votes   Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. Acts 5:29 ESV / 85 helpful votes   But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. Matthew 5:17-18 ESV / 85 helpful votes   “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Romans 13:1 ESV / 80 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Matthew 7:12 ESV / 78 helpful votes   “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Romans 10:4 ESV / 77 helpful votes   For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Galatians 5:14 ESV / 73 helpful votes   For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” James 1:25 ESV / 72 helpful votes   But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. Amos 5:24 ESV / 72 helpful votes   But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. James 2:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes   For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. John 14:15 ESV / 71 helpful votes   “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Psalm 19:7 ESV / 71 helpful votes   The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 70 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ... Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 68 helpful votes   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Romans 13:8-10 ESV / 67 helpful votes   Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 8:7 ESV / 67 helpful votes   For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Micah 6:8 ESV / 66 helpful votes   He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Joshua 1:8 ESV / 65 helpful votes   This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Luke 4:16 ESV / 63 helpful votes   And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. Romans 13:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes   Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Romans 3:28 ESV / 62 helpful votes   For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 1 John 5:3 ESV / 61 helpful votes   For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. Galatians 6:2 ESV / 61 helpful votes   Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 1 John 2:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes   Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, Romans 2:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes   For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 1 John 3:21-22 ESV / 57 helpful votes   Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. Psalm 119:10 ESV / 57 helpful votes   With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 56 helpful votes   Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. John 1:17 ESV / 56 helpful votes   For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Romans 6:15 ESV / 55 helpful votes   What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV / 54 helpful votes   Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 54 helpful votes   “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Romans 2:1-29 ESV / 54 helpful votes   Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. ... Acts 5:32 ESV / 54 helpful votes   And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” John 15:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes   “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Romans 7:4 ESV / 52 helpful votes   Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. Romans 6:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes   For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Acts 2:38 ESV / 51 helpful votes   And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 5:21-22 ESV / 51 helpful votes   “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. Psalm 119:9 ESV / 51 helpful votes   How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. Deuteronomy 28:1 ESV / 51 helpful votes   “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. Romans 7:6 ESV / 50 helpful votes   But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. Acts 13:39 ESV / 50 helpful votes   And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses. 1 John 4:21 ESV / 49 helpful votes   And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. John 15:10 ESV / 49 helpful votes   If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. Luke 16:17 ESV / 49 helpful votes   But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void. Mark 12:31 ESV / 49 helpful votes   The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 1 Timothy 1:8-10 ESV / 48 helpful votes   Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, Psalm 119:30 ESV / 47 helpful votes   I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. Psalm 103:17-18 ESV / 47 helpful votes   But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments. Joshua 22:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes   Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ESV / 47 helpful votes   “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good? Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 47 helpful votes   And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Psalm 19:7-9 ESV / 46 helpful votes   The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. Deuteronomy 30:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes   If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Titus 3:1 ESV / 45 helpful votes   Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, Romans 13:1-14 ESV / 44 helpful votes   Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. ... Romans 7:14 ESV / 44 helpful votes   For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 1 Peter 2:13 ESV / 43 helpful votes   Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, Titus 3:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes   The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. Matthew 5:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes   “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Leviticus 19:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes   You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Genesis 9:6 ESV / 43 helpful votes   “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 42 helpful votes   The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Psalm 119:1 ESV / 42 helpful votes   Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!

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Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes   The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes   Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 26 helpful votes   My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ... Proverbs 20:1-30 ESV / 25 helpful votes   Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life. It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. ... Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes   Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes   For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. Proverbs 30:1-33 ESV / 20 helpful votes   The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know! Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. ... Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes   The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes   By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Monday May 02, 2022

Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ... Matthew 6:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Psalm 112:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 37:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 28:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Joshua 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Monday May 02, 2022

Dont Ask For Another God   Luke 1:37 ESV / 6 helpful votes   For nothing will be impossible with God.” Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes   Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ... Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes   And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 1 John 5:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 2 Timothy 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes   The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes   For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ... Romans 8:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes   And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. James 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes   But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For we walk by faith, not by sight. John 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Mark 11:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Matthew 21:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes   And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 7:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes   “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Psalm 33:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... James 5:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 4:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 1:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ... Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ... Philippians 4:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. Romans 15:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 14:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Romans 12:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 10:1-11:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. ... Acts 2:41 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. John 17:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. John 16:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 15:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:1-17:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ... John 14:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 7:38 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Luke 11:29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Luke 11:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Give us each day our daily bread, Luke 11:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Luke 10:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 9:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Matthew 21:22-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Matthew 21:1-46 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” ... Matthew 7:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:1-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ... Matthew 6:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Psalm 112:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. Psalm 37:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 28:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Joshua 1:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Monday May 02, 2022

Sinful Nature   Romans 3:23 ESV / 104 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 1 John 1:8 ESV / 97 helpful votes   If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Romans 5:12 ESV / 89 helpful votes   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— Galatians 5:17 ESV / 84 helpful votes   For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 81 helpful votes   The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Romans 7:18 ESV / 66 helpful votes   For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. Psalm 51:5 ESV / 61 helpful votes   Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Ephesians 2:3 ESV / 60 helpful votes   Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 44 helpful votes   Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Romans 6:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 38 helpful votes   By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. Colossians 3:5 ESV / 38 helpful votes   Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Romans 6:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes   We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Ecclesiastes 7:20 ESV / 38 helpful votes   Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. Romans 5:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes   But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes   We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. Ephesians 2:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes   And you were dead in the trespasses and sins Mark 7:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes   All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Galatians 2:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes   I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Romans 7:25 ESV / 24 helpful votes   Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. Galatians 5:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes   But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Romans 8:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes   For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes   For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Romans 7:1-25 ESV / 20 helpful votes   Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ... Romans 6:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes   So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. John 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Psalm 58:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes   The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. Galatians 5:19-23 ESV / 19 helpful votes   Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 18 helpful votes   For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes   He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. Ephesians 4:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes   To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes   The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. Galatians 5:24 ESV / 16 helpful votes   And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Romans 12:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Romans 7:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes   Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. Romans 13:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes   But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 15 helpful votes   There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ... John 3:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes   That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 1 John 3:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes   Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 1 John 1:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes   If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. John 8:34 ESV / 14 helpful votes   Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 14 helpful votes   But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 1 John 3:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes   No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. Romans 7:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes   For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. Romans 7:13-25 ESV / 13 helpful votes   Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. ... Romans 6:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes   I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. Job 12:7-10 ESV / 13 helpful votes   “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind. Genesis 5:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes   When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 13 helpful votes   Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ... 1 John 3:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes   You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. Colossians 3:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes   Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices Romans 8:7-8 ESV / 12 helpful votes   For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 7:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes   Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. Romans 7:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes   So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. Romans 7:1-8:39 ESV / 11 helpful votes   Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. ... Romans 5:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes   For sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Romans 5:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes   And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 11 helpful votes   Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. ... 1 John 1:7-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 Peter 2:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes   He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 1 Peter 1:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes   But with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. Colossians 3:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes   And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Ephesians 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes   That according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— Galatians 5:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes   For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. 2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes   So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. Romans 12:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes   For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 5:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes   For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous. Romans 5:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. Romans 5:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. Romans 3:23-24 ESV / 10 helpful votes   For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, Romans 3:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes   As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; John 3:19-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes   And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” Genesis 1:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes   Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Revelation 1:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes   The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 1 John 3:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 John 1:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes   If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 1 John 1:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes   That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 2:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. 1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. James 4:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes   So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 3:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. Colossians 3:5-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? Romans 8:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Romans 8:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 7:22-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. Romans 7:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes   So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. Romans 7:14-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. ... Romans 7:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes   For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. Romans 7:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes   Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. Romans 5:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes   So that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Genesis 1:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Galatians 5:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes   But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Monday May 02, 2022

Being Controlled   Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes   And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Revelation 21:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” 2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. 1 Corinthians 14:34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ... Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ... Acts 2:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.” Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 2 helpful votes   When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ... John 2:1-11 ESV / 2 helpful votes   On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” ... Matthew 24:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 19:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 6:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 5:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. Romans 11:1-36 ESV / 1 helpful vote   I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” But what is God's reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. ...

Monday May 02, 2022

Being Dominated   2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Romans 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Genesis 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes   To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes   Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ... 1 John 1:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:1-6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, ... 1 Peter 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 1 Peter 2:18-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. Titus 2:3-8 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, ... Titus 2:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Colossians 3:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes   If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, Ephesians 5:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians 5:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. Galatians 3:26-29 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:22-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Thus tongues are a sign not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is a sign not for unbelievers but for believers. If, therefore, the whole church comes together and all speak in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are out of your minds? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 1 Corinthians 11:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 1 Corinthians 11:1-34 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. ... 1 Corinthians 7:20-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a slave of Christ. You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God. Romans 16:1-16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well. Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. ... Romans 10:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 8:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Romans 8:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes   For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Romans 6:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes   We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes   By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Romans 5:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— Romans 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Acts 21:7-9 ESV / 2 helpful votes   When we had finished the voyage from Tyre, we arrived at Ptolemais, and we greeted the brothers and stayed with them for one day. On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him. He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied. Acts 18:24-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him and explained to him the way of God more accurately. Acts 1:12-14 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. Luke 8:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means. Luke 6:46 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Mark 15:40-41 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem. Matthew 27:55-56 ESV / 2 helpful votes   There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, among whom were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Matthew 25:41 ESV / 2 helpful votes   “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Exodus 15:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes   Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. Genesis 1:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

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