Therefore, rid yourselves of every kind of evil and deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred.
Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.
Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.
Don't be angry because of those who do evil, do not be jealous because of those who commit iniquity.
Saul was very angry and he did not like what the women sang. He told himself, "They have attributed tens of thousands to David, but to me they have attributed thousands. What else can he have but the kingdom?"
How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Don't be anxious about those who practice evil, and don't be envious of the wicked.
At that time, mankind will throw their silver and gold idols that their fingers have made as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats.
Then you will defile your carved idols that are overlaid with silver and your images plated with gold. You'll throw them away like disgusting objects and say to them, "Away with you!"
Stop your transgressing the deeds by which you've rebelled and then make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, you house of Israel?
You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
In the same way, on the outside you look righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Then his master will punish him severely and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Seeing through their hypocrisy, Jesus replied to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."
How can you say to your brother, "Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you don't see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First remove the beam from your own eye, and then you'll see clearly enough to remove the speck from your brother's eye."
How terrible it will be for you! You are like unmarked graves people walk on them without realizing it."
Meanwhile, the people had gathered by the thousands and were trampling on one another. Jesus began to speak first to his disciples. "Watch out for the yeast that is, the hypocrisy of the Pharisees!
Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him and said about him, "Look, a genuine Israeli, in whom there is no deceit!"
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,
The night is almost over, and the day is near. Let's therefore put aside the actions of darkness and put on the armor of light.
I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, because you weren't ready for it. And you're still not ready!
So let's keep celebrating the festival, neither with old yeast nor with yeast that is evil and wicked, but with yeast-free bread that is both sincere and true.
Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.
I am afraid that I may come and somehow find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. Perhaps there will be quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly conduct.
envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that. I am telling you now, as I have told you in the past, that people who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to strip off your old nature, which is being ruined by its deceptive desires,
So put to death your worldly impulses: sexual sin, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).
Their wives must also be serious. They must not be gossips, but instead be stable and trustworthy in everything.
Likewise, older women are to show their reverence for God by their behavior. They are not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of goodness.
After all, we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures, spending our days in malice and jealousy. We were despised, and we hated one another.
Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,
But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.
For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.
Or do you think the Scripture means nothing when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us?
Do not complain about each other, brothers, or you will be condemned. Look! The Judge is standing at the door!
For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,
Live like free people, and do not use your freedom as an excuse for doing evil. Instead, be God's servants.
"For the person who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.
They insult you now because they are surprised that you are no longer joining them in the same excesses of wild living.