For we ourselves were once without understanding, disobedient, deluded, enslaved to all kinds of passions and pleasures. Our minds were full of malice and envy. Men hated us and we hated one another.
You also were dead because of the offenses and sins
And you once practiced them as others do, when you lived that old earthly life.
What does this mean? Are we Jews at a disadvantage? Not at all. We have already charged Jews and Greeks all alike with being under the control of sin.
And he answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
And he said, "Take care not to be misled. For many will come under my name, and say, 'I am he,' and 'The time is at hand.' Do not follow them.
Now Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the Lord's disciples, went to the high priest,
Therefore, King Agrippa, I did not disobey that heavenly vision,
They revel in every kind of wrongdoing, wickedness, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and ill-nature.
But, thank God! though you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from your hearts to the standard of teaching that you received,
But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you get is consecration, and the final result is eternal life.
Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have any share in God's kingdom? Do not let anyone mislead you. People who are immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or given to unnatural vice
for I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I want to find you, and that you may find me not as you want to find me. I am afraid that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, bad feeling, rivalry, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder,
For if anyone thinks he is somebody when he is really nobody, he is deceiving himself.
And it has brought you, who were once estranged from him, hostile in attitude and engaged in doing wrong (though now he has reconciled you
People will be selfish, avaricious, boastful, arrogant, abusive, undutiful, ungrateful, irreverent,
If anyone thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives himself, his religious observances are of no account.
Like obedient children, do not adapt yourselves to the cravings you used to follow when you were ignorant,
Since Christ therefore has suffered in our physical nature, you must also arm yourselves with the same resolve. For he who suffers in his physical nature has done with sin,
So the great dragon, the ancient serpent who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.
It leads the inhabitants of the earth astray by the wonders it is allowed to do on behalf of the animal, telling the inhabitants of the earth to erect a statue to the animal that bears the mark of the sword-thrust and yet lives.
He cried out with a mighty voice, "She is fallen! Mighty Babylon is fallen! She has become the haunt of demons, and a dungeon for every foul spirit and every unclean and loathsome bird,