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.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate.
Therefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
[Beth] How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.
Wash you, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
I have seen your adulteries, and your neighings, the lewdness of your harlotry, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto you, O Jerusalem! will you not be made clean? when shall it be?
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
And the Lord said unto him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.
Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Among whom also we all had our behavior in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if indeed I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
To the end he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
Let us therefore fear, lest, although a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, restore, establish, strengthen, settle you.
By which are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.