Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.
Now the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example of the believers, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
[Beth] How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.
I know also, my God, that you test the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.
[A prayer of David.] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Deliver yourself as a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Rejoice, O young man, in your youth; and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes: but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.