But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having any:
and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as their own; for the fashion of this world passes.
And remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, of which thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
See therefore how ye walk carefully, not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming opportunities.
So teach us to number our days, that we may acquire a wise heart.
by which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
in order that he might sanctify it, purifying it by the washing of water by the word,
Sanctify them by the truth: thy word is truth.
elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, in separating himself from them, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;
for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Wherefore also Jesus, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified by fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
laying by for themselves a good foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of what is really life.
The kingdom of the heavens is like a treasure hid in the field, which a man having found has hid, and for the joy of it goes and sells all whatever he has, and buys that field.
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;
The life is more than food, and the body than raiment.