Even if anyone is detected in some trespass, brothers, you are spiritual, you must set the offender right in a spirit of gentleness; let each of you look to himself, in case he too is tempted.
And make straight paths for your feet to walk in. You must not let the lame get dislocated, but rather make them whole.
The spiritual man, again, can read the meaning of everything; and yet no one can read what he is.
We who are strong ought to bear the burdens that the weak make for themselves and us. We are not to please ourselves.
Which is it to be? Am I to come to you with a rod of discipline or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
You are not to treat him as an enemy, but to put him under discipline, as a brother.
he must be gentle in his admonitions to the opposition ??God may perhaps let them change their mind and admit the Truth;
Go and learn the meaning of this word, I care for mercy not for sacrifice. For I have not come to call just men but sinners."
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find your souls refreshed;
Tell me, if a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays, will he not leave the ninety-nine sheep on the hills and go in search of the one that has strayed?
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A maidservant came up and said to him, "You were with Jesus the Galilean too."
Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said, that 'before the cock crows you will disown me three times.' And he went outside and wept bitterly.
"Which of you with a hundred sheep, if he loses one, does not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one till he finds it?
But the father said to his servants, 'Quick, bring the best robe and put it on him, give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet,
Welcome a man of weak faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his scruples.
But I could not discuss things with you, my brothers, as spiritual persons; I had to address you as worldlings, as mere babes in Christ.
Do not withhold sexual intercourse from one another, unless you agree to do so for a time in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again. You must not let Satan tempt you through incontinence.
If anyone considers himself a prophet or gifted with the Spirit, let him understand that what I write to you is a command of the Lord.
so that instead of censuring you should now forgive him and comfort him, in case the man is overwhelmed by excessive remorse.
I appeal to you myself by the gentleness and consideration of Christ ??the Paul who is 'humble enough to your face when he is with you, but outspoken enough when he gets away from you.'
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face. The man stood self-condemned.
Remember prisoners, as if you were in prison yourselves; remember those who are being ill-treated, since you too are in the body.
We all make many a slip, but whoever avoids slips of speech is a perfect man; he can bridle the whole of the body as well as the tongue.
Who among you is wise and learned? Let him show by his good conduct, with the modesty of wisdom, what his deeds are.
My brothers, if anyone of you goes astray from the truth and someone brings him back,
but reverence Christ as Lord in your own hearts. Always be ready with a reply for anyone who calls you to account for the hope you cherish, but answer gently and with a sense of reverence;
If anyone notices his brother committing a sin which is not deadly, he will ask and obtain life for him ??for anyone who does not commit a deadly sin. There is such a thing as deadly sin; I do not mean he is to pray for that.
Snatch some from the fire, and have mercy on the waverers,