but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did.
Give her the product of her hands, And let her works praise her in the gates.
So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men.
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Your adornment must not be merely external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
'I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first.