Knowing that not with corruptible things, silver and gold, were ye redeemed from your vain mode of life transmitted from your fathers
For ye were bought for a price: then glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are of God.
Surely in a shadow a man will go about: surely they will be disquieted in vain: he will store up, and he knew not who shall gather them.
A man redeeming shall not redeem the brother, he shall not give to God his ransom:
Ye shall not trust in oppression, ye shall not become vain in plunder: if wealth shall increase ye shall not set the heart
In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A clear wind of the naked hills in the desert the way of the daughter of my people, not for winnowing, and not for separating.
And they went after the stubbornness of their heart, and after the Baalims which their fathers taught them.
O Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in days of straits, to thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers inherited falsehood, vanity, and no receiving profit in them.
But doing, we will do all the word which went forth from our mouth, to burn incense to the queen of the heavens, to pour out libations to her, as we did, we and our fathers, our kings and our chiefs in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: and we shall be filled with bread, and we shall be well, and see not evil.
And saying to their sons in the desert Ye shall not go in the laws of your fathers, and their judgments ye shall not watch, and with their blocks ye shall not be defiled.:
Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn it back from him, for their rejecting the instructions of Jehovah, and they watched not his laws, and their lies caused them to err which their fathers went after them.
Ye shall not be as your fathers which the former prophets called to them, saying, Thus, said Jehovah of armies: Turn back now from your evil ways and your evil doings: and they heard not, and they attended not to me, says Jehovah.
Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers, also you.
And having known that he is a Jew, there was one voice from all crying for about two hours, Great the Diana of the Ephesians.
Wherefore having known God, not as God did they honour or return thanks; but were rendered vain in their conversations, and their heart without understanding was darkened.
Having given himself for our sins, that he might take us away out of this present evil time, according to the will of God and our Father:
Therefore this I say, and testify in the Lord, that ye no more walk as also the rest of the nations, in the vanity of their mind,
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a distinguished people. zealous of good works.
That the proof of your faith, much more precious than perishing gold, and being tried by fire, might be found to praise and honour and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
For the time of life passed over sufficient for us to have wrought the will of the nations, having gone in licentiousness, eager desires, drunkenness, revellings, drinkings, and criminal idolatries: