Wherefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive in meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
in Whom ye also??fter having heard the word of the truth, the Gospel of your salvation, in Whom having also believed??ere sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
that ye put off, as to your former manner of life, the old man, who is corrupt according to the desires of deceit;
through which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I proclaimed to you, unless ye believed in vain.
It is the Spirit That giveth life; the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life.
Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast words of eternal life.
At once, therefore, I sent to you; and you did well, in coming. Now, therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things that have been commanded you by the Lord."
Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you who fear God, to us the word of this salvation was sent forth.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
But thanks be to God that, though ye were slaves of sin, ye did, however, obey from the heart that form of teaching unto which ye were delivered;
And, if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them, and became a joint-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the Olive tree;
The night was far spent, and the day has drawn near; let us, therefore, put off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Having, therefore, these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not becoming, but rather thanks-giving.
Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;
because our Gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we became toward you, for your sake.
And, for this reason, we also give thanks to God without ceasing, that, having received the word of God which ye heard from us, ye received it, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which also is working in you who believe.
and that, from a babe, you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus.
how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation; which, indeed, having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;
For, indeed, we have had the Gospel proclaimed to us, even as also they; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not having been mingled with faith on the part of those who heard.
Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
Draw nigh to God, and He wild draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly desires, which, indeed, war against the soul;