Also I said, What you do is not good, do you not walk in the fear of our God, that ye not be the reproach of our enemies the Gentiles?
Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but thou shalt have the fear of thy God, and thy brother shall live with thee.
However, because by this deed, thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme; the son that is born unto thee shall surely die.
And there was a strife between the pastors of Abram's cattle and the pastors of Lot's cattle; and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelt then in the land.
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
No, my sons, for it is no good report that I hear that ye cause the people of the LORD to transgress.
Hear, O our God; for we are despised; and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of their captivity.
But the former captains that had been before me had charged the people and had taken of them for bread and wine, upon forty shekels of silver; and in addition to this their servants bore rule over the people; but I did not do so because of the fear of God.
It is certainly not good to condemn the just, nor to smite princes for doing that which is upright.
To respect the person of the wicked so that the righteous loses that which is rightfully his is not good.
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
And when they entered unto the Gentiles, where they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD and are gone forth out of his land.
Then the congregations had rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria and were edified, walking in the fear of the Lord, and with the comfort of the Holy Spirit they were multiplied.
For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
I desire therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, govern the house, giving no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
to be temperate, chaste, good housekeepers, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed.
and have your honest conversation among the Gentiles, so that, in that which they murmur about you as of evildoers, having witnessed your good works, they may glorify God in the day of visitation.