Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things with which one may edify another.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
How is it then, brethren? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affections and mercies,
[A song of ascents. Of David.] Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace.
Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Even so you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that you may excel to the edifying of the church.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be restored, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.
Neither give heed to myths and endless genealogies, which cause questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good life his works with meekness of wisdom.
Let him turn away from evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.
Again, do you think that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.