That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
They have corrupted themselves, their blemish is not the blemish of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.
Having your conduct honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? bring him here to me.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
For your obedience is well known unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and innocent concerning evil.
Therefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Be not therefore partakers with them.
That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
And let these also first be tested; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of rebellion or unruly.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.
For such a high priest was befitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
Therefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.