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For this ye are knowing, that every fornicator, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
And these things were our types, that we be not eagerly desirous of evil things, as they also eagerly desired. Neither be ye idolaters, as some of them; as has been written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
For the unjust boasted upon the desire of his soul, and he blessed him plundering, despising Jehovah.
For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.
And they wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many eager desires, unwise and hurtful, which sink men into ruin and perdition. For the root of all evils is the love of money: which some striving for, have been led astray from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many pains.
He oppressing the poor one to increase for himself, he gave to the rich; also to want
Vanity and the word of falsehood remove far from me; thou wilt not give to me poverty and riches; feed me with bread of my allowance: Lest I shall be filled and I spake lies, and said, Who is Jehovah? and lest I shall be dispossessed and I stole, and I laid hold upon the name of God.
And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.
Wherefore was not this perfumed oil sold for three hundred drachmas, and given to the poor? And this he said, not that care was to him for the poor: but because he was a thief, and had the small coffer, and carried things deposited.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture.
And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness.
And by covetousness with feigned words shall trade in you: to whom judgment since a long while is not inactive, and their perdition sleeps not.
The disposition exempt from avarice; being contented with present circumstances: for he has said, I will not send thee back, nor forsake thee.
Tend the flock of God which among you, inspecting, not by force, but voluntarily; neither occupied in sordid gain, but of a ready will;
And thou shalt look out from all the people men of ability, fearing God, men of truth, men hating gain; and set thou over them chiefs of thousands, chiefs of hundreds, chiefs of fifties, and chiefs of ten.
And fornication, and all uncleanness, or overreaching, let it not be named with you, as becomes the holy;
Faithful the word, If any strive for superintendence, he eagerly desires a good work. Therefore an overseer must be irreprehensible, husband of one wife, sober, of sound mind, well arranged, hospitable, giving instruction; Not intoxicated, not a quarrelsome person, not occupied in sordid gain; but equitable, without fighting, exempt from avarice;
And this know, that in the last days difficult times shall interpose. For men shall be self-lovers, lovers of money, boastful, proud, slandering, disobedient to parents, unthankful, wicked,
Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members Ye eagerly desire, and have not: ye kill, and are zealous, and cannot succeed: ye fight and wage war, and ye have not, because ye ask not.
A king in judgment shall establish the land: and a man of presents shall overthrow it
Therefore I thought necessary to beseech the brethren that they go before to you, and prepare beforehand your praise, having been proclaimed beforehand, this same to be prepared, so as praise, and not as covetousness.
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