For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.
Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors.
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart.
Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness.
Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments.
If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."
"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"
and said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation."
Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, "YOU SHALL NOT COVET."
and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me;
Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? May it never be! For if a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness would indeed have been based on law.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?
If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.