Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
In that day men will put their images of silver and of gold, which they made for worship, in the keeping of the beasts of the dark places;
And you will make unclean what is covering your pictured images of silver, and the plating of your images of gold: you will send them away as an unclean thing, saying, Be gone!
Put away all your evil-doing in which you have done sin; and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit: why are you desiring death, O children of Israel?
The night is far gone, and the day is near: so let us put off the works of the dark, arming ourselves with light,
That you are to put away, in relation to your earlier way of life, the old man, which has become evil by love of deceit;
Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods;
For this reason, as we are circled by so great a cloud of witnesses, putting off every weight, and the sin into which we come so readily, let us keep on running in the way which is marked out for us,
1 Peter 2:1
So putting away all wrongdoing, and all tricks and deceits and envies and evil talk,
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind.
And I will put clean water on you so that you may be clean: from all your unclean ways and from all your images I will make you clean.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Because God, then, will give us such rewards, dear brothers, let us make ourselves clean from all evil of flesh and spirit, and become completely holy in the fear of God.
And let there be no low behaviour, or foolish talk, or words said in sport, which are not right, but in place of them the giving of praise.
He will be an upright guide to the poor in spirit: he will make his way clear to them.
And the poor will have their joy in the Lord increased, and those in need will be glad in the Holy One of Israel.
The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;
Make search for the Lord, all you quiet ones of the earth, who have done what is right in his eyes; make search for righteousness and a quiet heart: it may be that you will be safely covered in the day of the Lord's wrath.
Happy are the gentle: for the earth will be their heritage.
So, straight away, I sent for you; and you have done well to come. And now, we are all present before God, ready to give attention to all the things which the Lord has given you to say.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
Because our good news came to you, not in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Spirit, so that you were completely certain of it; even as you saw what our behaviour to you was like from our love to you.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And for this cause we still give praise to God, that, when the word came to your ears through us, you took it, not as the word of man, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which has living power in you who have faith.
The spirit is the life giver; the flesh is of no value: the words which I have said to you are spirit and they are life.
But praise be to God that though you were the servants of sin, you have now given yourselves freely to that form of teaching under which you were placed;
And, truly, the good news came to us, even as it did to them; but the hearing of the word did them no good, because they were not united in faith with the true hearers.
My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those among you who have the fear of God, to us the word of this salvation is sent.
For I have no feeling of shame about the good news, because it is the power of God giving salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first, and then to the Greek.
1 Corinthians 15:2
By which you have salvation; that is to say, the form in which it was given to you, if it is fixed in your minds, and if your faith in it is not without effect.
In whom you, having been given the true word, the good news of your salvation, and through your faith in him, were given the sign of the Holy Spirit of hope,
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from the time when you were a child, you have had knowledge of the holy Writings, which are able to make you wise to salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men,
What will come on us, if we do not give our minds to such a great salvation? a salvation of which our fathers first had knowledge through the words of the Lord, and which was made certain to us by those to whom his words came;
1 Peter 1:9
For so you have the true end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.