But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
(for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
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,
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,
O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit.
You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “ The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.
For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith.
Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!