It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.
So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess.”
This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.
I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me.
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
But what does it say? “ The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
but just as it is written, “ Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you— not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
For indeed circumcision is of value if you practice the Law; but if you are a transgressor of the Law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision?
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.