But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--
Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
What I am saying is this: the Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.