Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
This I say therefore, and conjure you by the Lord not to live for the future as other Gentiles do, in the vanity of their minds,
of which number we all have formerly been, leading our dissolute lives in gratifying the desires of our sensual imaginations: and were indeed obnoxious to the divine displeasure, as other. Gentiles were:
you have heard of my former behaviour, whilst I was of the Jewish religion, with what excessive violence I persecuted the church of God, and laid it waste:
among whom you had your conversation, when you followed their practices.
1 Peter 1:18
considering, that it was not by such perishable things as silver or gold, that you were releas'd from those vain rites and customs impos'd upon you by your fathers,
1 Peter 4:3
for the time past of your lives may suffice, to have liv'd in conformity to the Gentile customs, in impurity, licentiousness, sottishness, in dissolute festivals, and the criminal rites of idolaters.
2 Peter 2:7
since he deliver'd that just man Lot, who was grieved at the enormous practices of the licentious;
considering this, that our vicious passions were crucified with him, that the body of sin being destroyed, we might not any longer be vassals to sin.
let there be no fraud among you, since you have discarded your former habits and practices, and are become new men,
for sin getting power by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
for even we ourselves were once inconsiderate, disobedient, deluded, addicted to variety of passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, the deserving objects of mutual hatred.
but exhort one another daily while the day lasts, lest any of you be hardned through the deceitfulness of sin.
If a person of an ungovernable tongue pretends to religion, he abuses himself: for his religion is meer illusion.
2 Peter 2:13
they place their felicity in daily pleasure: they are a vile scandal to religion: when they are present at your love-feasts they indulge their luxury: