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Way of true Christianity

   1 Tim 6:11   Thou, O man of God ... follow after righteousness, 
   godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 

   2 Tim 2:19    Let every one that nameth the name of Christ 
   depart from iniquity.

   Rom 13:12-14  Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, 
   and let us put on the armor of light. {13} Let us walk 
   properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in 
   lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. {14} But put on the 
   Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to 
   fulfill its lusts. 

   Gal 5:13-26   For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; 
   only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but 
   through love serve one another. {14} For all the law is 
   fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your 
   neighbor as yourself." {15} But if you bite and devour one 
   another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! {16} I say 
   then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of 
   the flesh. {17} For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the 
   Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one 
   another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. {18} 
   But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 
   {19} Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: 
   adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, {20} idolatry, 
   sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, 
   selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, {21} envy, murders, 
   drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you 
   beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those 
   who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 
   {22} But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 
   longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, {23} 
   gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. {24} 
   And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its 
   passions and desires. {25} If we live in the Spirit, let us 
   also walk in the Spirit. {26} Let us not become conceited, 
   provoking one another, envying one another. 

   1 Cor 6:9-10   Do you not know that the unrighteous will not 
   inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither 
   fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, 
   nor sodomites, {10} nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, 
   nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 

   Eph 4:1-2   I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you 
   that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 
   {2} With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, 
   forbearing one another in love; 

   Col 3   If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things 
   which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of 
   God. {2} Set your mind on things above, not on things on the 
   earth. {3} For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in 
   God. {4} When Christ who is our life appears, then you also 
   will appear with Him in glory. {5} Therefore put to death your 
   members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, 
   passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. {6} 
   Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the 
   sons of disobedience, {7} in which you yourselves once walked 
   when you lived in them. {8} But now you yourselves are to put 
   off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language 
   out of your mouth. {9} Do not lie to one another, since you 
   have put off the old man with his deeds, {10} and have put on 
   the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image 
   of Him who created him, {11} where there is neither Greek nor 
   Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave 
   nor free, but Christ is all and in all. {12} Therefore, as the 
   elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, 
   kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; {13} bearing with 
   one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a 
   complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you 
   also must do. {14} But above all these things put on love, 
   which is the bond of perfection. {15} And let the peace of God 
   rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; 
   and be thankful. {16} Let the word of Christ dwell in you 
   richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in 
   psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in 
   your hearts to the Lord. {17} And whatever you do in word or 
   deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to 
   God the Father through Him. {18} Wives, submit to your own 
   husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. {19} Husbands, love your 
   wives and do not be bitter toward them. {20} Children, obey 
   your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the 
   Lord. {21} Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they 
   become discouraged. {22} Bondservants, obey in all things your 
   masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-
   pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. {23} And 
   whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 
   {24} knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of 
   the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. {25} But he who 
   does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no 

   2 Tim 2:22-25   Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue 
   righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the 
   Lord out of a pure heart. {23} But avoid foolish and ignorant 
   disputes, knowing that they generate strife. {24} And a servant 
   of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to 
   teach, patient, {25} in humility correcting those who are in 
   opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that 
   they may know the truth. 

   Rom 12:9-21   Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that 
   which is evil; cleave to that which is good. {10} Be kindly 
   affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour 
   preferring one another; {11} Not slothful in business; fervent 
   in spirit; serving the Lord; {12} Rejoicing in hope; patient in 
   tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; {13} Distributing to 
   the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. {14} Bless them 
   which persecute you: bless, and curse not. {15} Rejoice with 
   them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. {16} Be of 
   the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but 
   condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own 
   conceits. {17} Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide 
   things honest in the sight of all men. {18} If it be possible, 
   as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. {19} 
   Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place 
   unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, 
   saith the Lord. {20} Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; 
   if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap 
   coals of fire on his head. {21} Be not overcome of evil, but 
   overcome evil with good.

   1 Cor 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and 
   that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the 
   temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God 
   is holy, which temple ye are.

   Rom 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of 
   God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, 
   acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And 
   be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the 
   renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, 
   and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. {9} Abhor that which 
   is evil; cleave to that which is good.

   Gal 6:1-10   Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, 
   you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of 
   gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. {2} 
   Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 
   {3} For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is 
   nothing, he deceives himself. {4} But let each one examine his 
   own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and 
   not in another. {5} For each one shall bear his own load. {6} 
   Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with 
   him who teaches. {7} Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for 
   whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. {8} For he who 
   sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who 
   sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 
   {9} And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due 
   season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. {10} Therefore, 
   as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to 
   those who are of the household of faith. 

   Col 2:6-10   As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the 
   Lord, so walk in Him, {7} rooted and built up in Him and 
   established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in 
   it with thanksgiving. {8} Beware lest anyone captivate you through 
   philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, 
   according to the basic principles of the world, and not 
   according to Christ. {9} For in Him dwells all the fullness of 
   the Godhead bodily; {10} and you are complete in Him, who is 
   the head of all principality and power.

   Col 4:1-2   Masters, give your bondservants what is just and 
   fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. {2} 
   Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with 

   Col 4:5-6   Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, 
   redeeming the time. {6} Let your speech always be with grace, 
   seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer 
   each one. 

   Col 1:21-23   And you, who once were alienated and enemies in 
   your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled {22} in 
   the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and 
   blameless, and above reproach in His sight; {23} if indeed you 
   continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not 
   moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which 
   was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, 
   became a minister. 

   1 Th 4:1-11   Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the 
   Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you 
   received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; {2} 
   for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord 
   Jesus. {3} For this is the will of God, your sanctification: 
   that you should abstain from sexual immorality; {4} that each 
   of you should know how to possess his own vessel in 
   sanctification and honor, {5} not in passion of lust, like the 
   Gentiles who do not know God; {6} that no one should take 
   advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because 
   the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you 
   and testified. {7} For God did not call us to uncleanness, but 
   in holiness. {8} Therefore he who rejects this does not reject 
   man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. {9} But 
   concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write 
   to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one 
   another; {10} and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who 
   are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you 
   increase more and more; {11} that you also aspire to lead a 
   quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your 
   own hands, as we commanded you. 

   Eph 4:17-32   This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, 
   that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles 
   walk, in the futility of their mind, {18} having their 
   understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, 
   because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the 
   blindness of their heart; {19} who, being past feeling, have 
   given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with 
   greediness. {20} But you have not so learned Christ, {21} if 
   indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the 
   truth is in Jesus: {22} that you put off, concerning your 
   former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to 
   the deceitful lusts, {23} and be renewed in the spirit of your 
   mind, {24} and that you put on the new man which was created 
   according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. {25} 
   Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth 
   with his neighbor," for we are members of one another. {26} "Be 
   angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your 
   wrath, {27} nor give place to the devil. {28} Let him who stole 
   steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his 
   hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who 
   has need. {29} Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, 
   but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart 
   grace to the hearers. {30} And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of 
   God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. {31} 
   Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be 
   put away from you, with all malice. {32} And be kind to one 
   another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in 
   Christ forgave you. 

   Eph 5:1-12   Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 
   {2} And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given 
   Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-
   smelling aroma. {3} But fornication and all uncleanness or 
   covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting 
   for saints; {4} neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor 
   coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of 
   thanks. {5} For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean 
   person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any 
   inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. {6} Let no one 
   deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the 
   wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. {7} Therefore 
   do not be partakers with them. {8} For you were once darkness, 
   but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 
   {9} (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, 
   righteousness, and truth), {10} finding out what is acceptable 
   to the Lord. {11} And have no fellowship with the unfruitful 
   works of darkness, but rather expose them. {12} For it is 
   shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them 
   in secret. 

   Eph 5:15-25   See then that you walk circumspectly, not as 
   fools but as wise, {16} redeeming the time, because the days 
   are evil. {17} Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what 
   the will of the Lord is. {18} And do not be drunk with wine, in 
   which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, {19} 
   speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual 
   songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 
   {20} giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in 
   the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, {21} submitting to one 
   another in the fear of God. {22} Wives, submit to your own 
   husbands, as to the Lord. {23} For the husband is head of the 
   wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the 
   Savior of the body. {24} Therefore, just as the church is 
   subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in 
   everything. {25} Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also 
   loved the church and gave Himself for her. 

   Eph 5:28-29   So husbands ought to love their own wives as 
   their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. {29} For 
   no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes 
   it, just as the Lord does the church. {31} "For this reason a 
   man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 
   and the two shall become one flesh." {33} Nevertheless let each 
   one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and 
   let the wife see that she respects her husband. 

   Eph 6:1-18   Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this 
   is right. {2} "Honor your father and mother," which is the 
   first commandment with promise: {3} "that it may be well with 
   you and you may live long on the earth." {4} And you, fathers, 
   do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the 
   training and admonition of the Lord. {5} Bondservants, be 
   obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, 
   with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; 
   {6} not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants 
   of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, {7} with 
   goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, {8} 
   knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the 
   same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. {9} And you, 
   masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, 
   knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no 
   partiality with Him. {10} Finally, my brethren, be strong in 
   the Lord and in the power of His might. {11} Put on the whole 
   armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles 
   of the devil. {12} For we do not wrestle against flesh and 
   blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the 
   rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of 
   wickedness in the heavenly places. {13} Therefore take up the 
   whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the 
   evil day, and having done all, to stand. {14} Stand therefore, 
   having girded your waist with truth, having put on the 
   breastplate of righteousness, {15} and having shod your feet 
   with the preparation of the gospel of peace; {16} above all, 
   taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to 
   quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. {17} And take the 
   helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the 
   word of God; {18} praying always with all prayer and 
   supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all 
   perseverance and supplication for all the saints; 

   Rom 13:1-10   Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. 
   For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are 
   ordained of God. {2} Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, 
   resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall 
   receive to themselves damnation. {3} For rulers are not a 
   terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be 
   afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have 
   praise of the same: {4} For he is the minister of God to thee 
   for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he 
   beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a 
   revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. {5} 
   Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but 
   also for conscience sake. {6} For for this cause pay ye tribute 
   also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon 
   this very thing. {7} Render therefore to all their dues: 
   tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to 
   whom fear; honour to whom honour. {8} Owe no man any thing, but 
   to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled 
   the law. {9} For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou 
   shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false 
   witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other 
   commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, 
   Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. {10} Love worketh no 
   ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the 

   Rom 14:17   For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but 
   righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 

   Rom 14:19   Let us therefore follow after the things which make 
   for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. 

   Rom 16:19   I would have you wise unto that which is good, and 
   simple concerning evil. 

   1 Cor 2:12-16   Now we have received, not the spirit of the 
   world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the 
   things that have been freely given to us by God. {13} These 
   things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches 
   but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things 
   with spiritual. {14} But the natural man does not receive the 
   things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; 
   nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 
   {15} But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself 
   is rightly judged by no one. {16} For "who has known the mind 
   of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of 

   1 Cor 9:24-27   Do you not know that those who run in a race 
   all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you 
   may obtain it. {25} And everyone who competes for the prize is 
   temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable 
   crown, but we for an imperishable crown. {26} Therefore I run 
   thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats 
   the air. {27} But I discipline my body and bring it into 
   subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself 
   should become disqualified. 

   1 Cor 12:31  And yet I show you a more excellent way.  
   13:{1} Though I speak with the tongues of men and of 
   angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a 
   clanging cymbal. {2} And though I have the gift of prophecy, 
   and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I 
   have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not 
   love, I am nothing. {3} And though I bestow all my goods to 
   feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have 
   not love, it profits me nothing. {4} Love suffers long and is 
   kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not 
   puffed up; {5} does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, 
   is not provoked, thinks no evil; {6} does not rejoice in 
   iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; {7} bears all things, 
   believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

   2 Cor 7:1   Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, 
   let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and 
   spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 

   Phil 2:3-8   Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or 
   conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better 
   than himself. {4} Let each of you look out not only for his own 
   interests, but also for the interests of others. {5} Let this 
   mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, {6} who, being 
   in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal 
   with God, {7} but made Himself of no reputation, taking the 
   form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. {8} 
   And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and 
   became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the 

   Phil 2:14-15   Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 
   {15} That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, 
   without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, 
   among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 

   Phil 4:8   Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, 
   whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, 
   whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, 
   whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, 
   and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

   1 Th 5:14-18   Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are 
   unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient 
   with all. {15} See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, 
   but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 
   {16} Rejoice always, {17} pray without ceasing, {18} in 
   everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ 
   Jesus for you. {21} Test all things; hold fast what is good. 
   {22} Abstain from every form of evil. 

   2 Th 3:10-12   For even when we were with you, we commanded you 
   this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. {11} For 
   we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly 
   manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. {12} Now those 
   who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus 
   Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread. 

   1 Tim 1:5   Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a 
   pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: 

   1 Tim 4:7,8   Exercise yourself to Godliness. For bodily 
   exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all 
   things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that 
   which is to come. 

   1 Tim 2:1-6   Therefore I exhort first of all that 
   supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be 
   made for all men, {2} for kings and all who are in authority, 
   that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness 
   and reverence. {3} For this is good and acceptable in the sight 
   of God our Savior, {4} who desires all men to be saved and to 
   come to the knowledge of the truth. {5} For there is one God 
   and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, {6} 
   who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 

   1 Tim 2:8-13   I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, 
   lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; {9} in like 
   manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, 
   with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or 
   pearls or costly clothing, {10} but, which is proper for women 
   professing godliness, with good works. {11} Let a woman learn 
   in silence with all submission. {12} And I do not permit a 
   woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in 
   silence. {13} For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 

   1 Tim 5:8   But if anyone does not provide for his own, and 
   especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith 
   and is worse than an unbeliever. 

   1 Tim 6:17-19   Command those who are rich in this present age 
   not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the 
   living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. {18} Let 
   them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, 
   willing to share, {19} storing up for themselves a good 
   foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on 
   eternal life. 

   1 Tim 4:12   Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an 
   example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in charity, in 
   spirit, in faith, in purity. 

   1 Tim 6:6-8   But godliness with contentment is great gain.  
   For we brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can 
   carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be 
   therewith content. 

   2 Tim 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that 
   is in Christ Jesus. {3}You therefore must endure hardship as a 
   good soldier of Jesus Christ. {4} No one engaged in warfare 
   entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may 
   please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 

   2 Tim 3:16-17   All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, 
   and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, 
   for instruction in righteousness, {17} that the man of God may 
   be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

   Heb 13:5   Let your conduct be without covetousness; and be 
   content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will 
   never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

   Titus 1:7-9   For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of 
   God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no 
   striker, not given to filthy lucre; {8} But a lover of 
   hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 
   {9} Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that 
   he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince 
   the gainsayers.

   Titus 2:1-12    But speak thou the things which become sound 
   doctrine: {2} That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, 
   sound in faith, in charity, in patience. {3} The aged women 
   likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not 
   false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good 
   things; {4} That they may teach the young women to be sober, to 
   love their husbands, to love their children, {5} To be 
   discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own 
   husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. {6} Young men 
   likewise exhort to be sober minded. {7} In all things showing 
   thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing 
   uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, {8} Sound speech, that 
   cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may 
   be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. {9} Exhort 
   servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please 
   them well in all things; not answering again; {10} Not 
   purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn 
   the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. {11} For the 
   grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 
   {12} Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, 
   we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present 

   Titus 3:1-3   Put them in mind to be subject to principalities 
   and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good 
   work, {2} To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but 
   gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. {3} For we ourselves 
   also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving 
   divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, 
   and hating one another. 

   Titus 3:8-9   This is a faithful saying, and these things I 
   will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed 
   in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things 
   are good and profitable unto men. {9} But avoid foolish 
   questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings 
   about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 

   Heb 12:14   Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without 
   which no man shall see the Lord: 

   James 1:12-15   Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for 
   when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life 
   which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. {13} Let no 
   one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God 
   cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 
   {14} But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own 
   desires and enticed. {15} Then, when desire has conceived, it 
   gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings 
   forth death. 

   James 1:19-24   So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be 
   swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; {20} for the wrath 
   of man does not produce the righteousness of God. {21} 
   Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, 
   and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to 
   save your souls. {22} But be doers of the word, and not hearers 
   only, deceiving yourselves. {23} For if anyone is a hearer of 
   the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural 
   face in a mirror; {24} for he observes himself, goes away, and 
   immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 

   James 1:26-27   If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and 
   does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this 
   one's religion is useless. {27} Pure and undefiled religion 
   before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows 
   in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. 

   James 2   My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus 
   Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. {2} For if there 
   should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine 
   apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy 
   clothes, {3} and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine 
   clothes and say to him, "You sit here in a good place," and say 
   to the poor man, "You stand there," or, "Sit here at my 
   footstool," {4} have you not shown partiality among yourselves, 
   and become judges with evil thoughts? {5} Listen, my beloved 
   brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich 
   in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those 
   who love Him? {6} But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not 
   the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? {7} Do they 
   not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? {8} If 
   you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 
   "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well; {9} 
   but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted 
   by the law as transgressors. {10} For whoever shall keep the 
   whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. 
   {11} For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do 
   not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do 
   murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. {12} So 
   speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of 
   liberty. {13} For judgment is without mercy to the one who has 
   shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. {14} What does it 
   profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not 
   have works? Can faith save him? {15} If a brother or sister is 
   naked and destitute of daily food, {16} and one of you says to 
   them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not 
   give them the things which are needed for the body, what does 
   it profit? {17} Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have 
   works, is dead. {18} But someone will say, "You have faith, and 
   I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I 
   will show you my faith by my works. {19} You believe that there 
   is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe; and tremble! 
   {20} But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without 
   works is dead? {21} Was not Abraham our father justified by 
   works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? {22} Do you 
   see that faith was working together with his works, and by 
   works faith was made perfect? {23} And the Scripture was 
   fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was 
   accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the 
   friend of God. {24} You see then that a man is justified by 
   works, and not by faith only. {25} Likewise, was not Rahab the 
   harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers 
   and sent them out another way? {26} For as the body without the 
   spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. 

   James 3   My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, 
   knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. {2} For we 
   all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, 
   he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. {3} 
   Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, 
   and we turn their whole body. {4} Look also at ships: although 
   they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are 
   turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. {5} 
   Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. 
   See how great a forest a little fire kindles! {6} And the 
   tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set 
   among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on 
   fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. {7} 
   For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of 
   the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. {8} But no man 
   can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly 
   poison. {9} With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we 
   curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. {10} 
   Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My 
   brethren, these things ought not to be so. {11} Does a spring 
   send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? {12} 
   Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear 
   figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh. {13} Who 
   is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good 
   conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. {14} 
   But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do 
   not boast and lie against the truth. {15} This wisdom does not 
   descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. {16} For 
   where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil 
   thing are there. {17} But the wisdom that is from above is 
   first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of 
   mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without 
   hypocrisy. {18} Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace 
   by those who make peace. 

   James 4:4   Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that 
   the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever 
   therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 

   1 Pet 1:13-19   Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be 
   sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be 
   brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; {14} as 
   obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former 
   lusts, as in your ignorance; {15} but as He who called you is 
   holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, {16} because it is 
   written, "Be holy, for I am holy." {17} And if you call on the 
   Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's 
   work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here 
   in fear; {18} knowing that you were not redeemed with 
   corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless 
   conduct received by tradition from your fathers, {19} but with 
   the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and 
   without spot. 

   1 Pet 1:22-23   Since you have purified your souls in obeying 
   the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, 
   love one another fervently with a pure heart, {23} having been 
   born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through 
   the word of God which lives and abides forever, 

   1 Pet 2:1-2   Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, 
   hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, {2} as newborn babes, 
   desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 

   1 Pet 2:9-25   But you are a chosen generation, a royal 
   priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may 
   proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into 
   His marvelous light; {10} who once were not a people but are 
   now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have 
   obtained mercy. {11} Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and 
   pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the 
   soul, {12} having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, 
   that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by 
   your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of 
   visitation. {13} Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance 
   of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, 
   {14} or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the 
   punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do 
   good. {15} For this is the will of God, that by doing good you 
   may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men; {16} as free, 
   yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants 
   of God. {17} Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. 
   Honor the king. {18} Servants, be submissive to your masters 
   with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the 
   harsh. {19} For this is commendable, if because of conscience 
   toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. {20} For 
   what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you 
   take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take 
   it patiently, this is commendable before God. {21} For to this 
   you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving 
   us an example, that you should follow His steps: {22} "Who 
   committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth"; {23} who, 
   when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He 
   suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who 
   judges righteously; {24} who Himself bore our sins in His own 
   body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for 
   righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed. {25} For you 
   were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the 
   Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 

   1 Pet 3:1-18   Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own 
   husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without 
   a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, {2} when they 
   observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. {3} Do not let 
   your adorning be the outward adorning of plaiting the hair, 
   wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel; {4} rather let it be the 
   hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a 
   gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of 
   God. {5} For in this manner, in former times, the holy women 
   who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to 
   their own husbands, {6} as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him 
   lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid 
   with any terror. {7} Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with 
   understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker 
   vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that 
   your prayers may not be hindered. {8} Finally, all of you be of 
   one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, 
   be tenderhearted, be courteous; {9} not returning evil for evil 
   or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing 
   that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 
   {10} For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him 
   refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking 
   deceit. {11} Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him 
   seek peace and pursue it. {12} For the eyes of the LORD are on 
   the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the 
   face of the LORD is against those who do evil." {13} And who is 
   he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? 
   {14} But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you 
   are blessed. "And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be 
   troubled." {15} But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and 
   always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a 
   reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; 
   {16} having a good conscience, that when they defame you as 
   evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be 
   ashamed. {17} For it is better, if it is the will of God, to 
   suffer for doing good than for doing evil. {18} For Christ also 
   suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might 
   bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive 
   by the Spirit, 

   1 Pet 4:3-5   For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in 
   doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, 
   lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable 
   idolatries. {4} In regard to these, they think it strange that 
   you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, 
   speaking evil of you. {5} They will give an account to Him who 
   is ready to judge the living and the dead. 

   1 Pet 4:8-9   And above all things have fervent love for one 
   another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins." {9} Be 
   hospitable to one another without grumbling. 

   1 Pet 4:14-16   If you are reproached for the name of Christ, 
   blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon 
   you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is 
   glorified. {15} But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a 
   thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. 
   {16} Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be 
   ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. 

   1 Pet 5:1-10   The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am 
   a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and 
   also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: {2} 
   Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as 
   overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest 
   gain but eagerly; {3} nor as being lords over those entrusted 
   to you, but being examples to the flock; {4} and when the Chief 
   Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does 
   not fade away. {5} Likewise you younger people, submit 
   yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one 
   another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resists the 
   proud, But gives grace to the humble." {6} Therefore humble 
   yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you 
   in due time, {7} casting all your care upon Him, for He cares 
   for you. {8} Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the 
   devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may 
   devour. {9} Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that 
   the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the 
   world. {10} But may the God of all grace, who called us to His 
   eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, 
   perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 

   2 Pet 1:1-10   Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus 
   Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us 
   by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: {2} 
   Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God 
   and of Jesus our Lord, {3} as His divine power has given to us 
   all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the 
   knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, {4} by 
   which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious 
   promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine 
   nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world 
   through lust. {5} But also for this very reason, giving all 
   diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, {6} 
   to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to 
   perseverance godliness, {7} to godliness brotherly kindness, 
   and to brotherly kindness love. {8} For if these things are 
   yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in 
   the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. {9} For he who lacks 
   these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has 
   forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. {10} 
   Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call 
   and election sure, for if you do these things you will never 

   1 John 1:5-10    This is the message which we have heard from 
   Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no 
   darkness at all. {6} If we say that we have fellowship with 
   Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the 
   truth. {7} But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, 
   we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus 
   Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. {8} If we say that we 
   have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 
   {9} If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive 
   us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. {10} If 
   we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His 
   word is not in us. 

   1 John 2:9-11    He who says he is in the light, and hates his 
   brother, is in darkness until now. {10} He who loves his 
   brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for 
   stumbling in him. {11} But he who hates his brother is in 
   darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is 
   going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 

   1 John 2:1-6   My little children, these things I write to you, 
   so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an 
   Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. {2} And 
   He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours 
   only but also for the whole world. {3} Now by this we know that 
   we know Him, if we keep His commandments. {4} He who says, "I 
   know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and 
   the truth is not in him. {5} But whoever keeps His word, truly 
   the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we 
   are in Him. {6} He who says he abides in Him ought himself also 
   to walk just as He walked. 

   1 John 3:10-24   In this the children of God and the children 
   of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice 
   righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his 
   brother. {11} For this is the message that you heard from the 
   beginning, that we should love one another, {12} not as Cain 
   who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did 
   he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's 
   righteous. {13} Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates 
   you. {14} We know that we have passed from death to life, 
   because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother 
   abides in death. {15} Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, 
   and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 
   {16} By this we know love, because He laid down His life for 
   us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 
   {17} But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother 
   in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of 
   God abide in him? {18} My little children, let us not love in 
   word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. {19} And by this 
   we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts 
   before Him. {20} For if our heart condemns us, God is greater 
   than our heart, and knows all things. {21} Beloved, if our 
   heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. {22} 
   And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His 
   commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His 
   sight. {23} And this is His commandment: that we should believe 
   on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He 
   gave us commandment. {24} Now he who keeps His commandments 
   abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He 
   abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 

   1 John 5:1-4   Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is 
   born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves 
   him who is begotten of Him. {2} By this we know that we love 
   the children of God, when we love God and keep His 
   commandments. {3} For this is the love of God, that we keep His 
   commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. {4} For 
   whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the 
   victory that has overcome the world; our faith. 

   1 John 2:15-17    Do not love the world or the things in the 
   world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not 
   in him. {16} For all that is in the world; the lust of the 
   flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; is not of 
   the Father but is of the world. {17} And the world is passing 
   away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God 
   abides forever. 

   1 John 4:7-13    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is 
   of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 
   {8} He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 
   {9} In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God 
   has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might 
   live through Him. {10} In this is love, not that we loved God, 
   but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation 
   for our sins. {11} Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought 
   to love one another. {12} No one has seen God at any time. If 
   we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been 
   perfected in us. {13} By this we know that we abide in Him, and 
   He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 

   1 John 4:20-21    If someone says, "I love God," and hates his 
   brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother 
   whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 
   {21} And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves 
   God must love his brother also. 

   Mat 5:1-12   And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a 
   mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto 
   him: {2} And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 
   {3} Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the 
   kingdom of heaven. {4} Blessed are they that mourn: for 
   they shall be comforted. {5} Blessed are the meek: for 
   they shall inherit the earth. {6} Blessed are they which 
   do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall 
   be filled. {7} Blessed are the merciful: for they shall 
   obtain mercy. {8} Blessed are the pure in heart: for they 
   shall see God. {9} Blessed are the peacemakers: for they 
   shall be called the children of God. {10} Blessed are they 
   which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs 
   is the kingdom of heaven. {11} Blessed are ye, when men 
   shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all 
   manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. {12} 
   Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward 
   in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were 
   before you. 

   Mat 5:38-46   Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye 
   for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: {39} But I say unto 
   you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite 
   thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. {40} 
   And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy 
   coat, let him have thy cloak also. {41} And whosoever 
   shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. {42} 
   Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would 
   borrow of thee turn not thou away. {43} Ye have heard that 
   it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate 
   thine enemy. {44} But I say unto you, Love your enemies, 
   bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, 
   and pray for them which despitefully use you, and 
   persecute you; {45} That ye may be the children of your 
   Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise 
   on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just 
   and on the unjust. {46} For if ye love them which love 
   you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the 

   Mat 6:1-6   Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, 
   to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your 
   Father which is in heaven. {2} Therefore when thou doest 
   thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the 
   hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that 
   they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They 
   have their reward. {3} But when thou doest alms, let not 
   thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: {4} That 
   thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in 
   secret himself shall reward thee openly. {5} And when thou 
   prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they 
   love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners 
   of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say 
   unto you, They have their reward. {6} But thou, when thou 
   prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut 
   thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy 
   Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 

   Mat 6:19-21  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon 
   earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves 
   break through and steal: {20} But lay up for yourselves 
   treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth 
   corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 
   {21} For where your treasure is, there will your heart be 

   Mat 7:1-4   Judge not, that ye be not judged. {2} For with 
   what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what 
   measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. {3} 
   And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's 
   eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own 
   eye? {4} Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull 
   out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in 
   thine own eye? 

   Mat 20:25-28   But Jesus called them unto him, and said, 
   Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion 
   over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon 
   them. {26} But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever 
   will be great among you, let him be your minister; {27} 
   And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your 
   servant: {28} Even as the Son of man came not to be 
   ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a 
   ransom for many. 

   Mat 22:35-40   Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked 
   him a question, tempting him, and saying, {36} Master, 
   which is the great commandment in the law? {37} Jesus said 
   unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy 
   heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. {38} 
   This is the first and great commandment. {39} And the 
   second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as 
   thyself. {40} On these two commandments hang all the law 
   and the prophets. 

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