23 Bible Verses about Moderation
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But, if mischief follow, then shalt thou give life for life; eye for eye, tooth for tooth, - hand for hand, foot for foot, brand for brand, wound for wound, - stripe for stripe.
And, when, any man, by smiting taketh the life of any human being, he shall be surely put to death, And he that by smiting taketh away the life of a beast, shall make it good, - life for life. And, when, any man, inflicteth a blemish upon his neighbour, as he hath done, so, shall it be done to him:read more.
fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, as he inflicteth a blemish upon a human being, so, shall one be inflicted upon him. And he that killeth a beast, shall make it good,-and he that killeth a human being, shall be put to death. One rule, shall ye have, as the sojourner, so the home-born, shall be, - For, I - Yahweh, am your God.
Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou shalt say unto them, - When ye are passing over the Jordan unto the land of Canaan, then shall ye find for you, convenient cities, cities of refuge, shall they be unto you, - and the manslayer, who hath slain a person, by mistake, shall flee thither. So shall the cities serve you for places of refuge from the redeemer, - that the manslayer may not die, until he has stood before the assembly, for judgment,read more.
And as touching the cities which ye shall give six cities of refuge, shall there be unto you. Three of the cities, shall ye give, on this side the Jordan, and three of the cities, shall ye give in the land of Canaan, - cities of refuge, shall they be. For the sons of Israel and for the sojourner. and for the settler in your midst, shall these six cities serve, as places of refuge, - that any one may flee thither who hath slain a person, by mistake.
Then, did Moses set apart three cities, over the Jordan, - towards the rising of the sun: that the manslayer might flee thither who should slay his neighbour unawares, he, not having hated him, aforetime, - and might flee unto one of these cities, and live: namely Bezer, in the desert of the table-land, for the Reubenites, - and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.
When Yahweh thy God, shall cut off the nations whose land Yahweh thy God is giving thee, - and thou shalt dispossess them, and dwell in their cities and in their houses, three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee, - in the midst of thy land which Yahweh thy God is giving thee to possess. Thou shalt prepare for thee a way, and shalt divide into three parts the boundary of thy land which Yahweh thy God shall cause thee to inherit, - and it shall be that every manslayer shall flee thither.read more.
And, this, is the case of the manslayer, who shall flee thither and live, - Whoso shall smite his neighbour unwittingly, he, not having hated him aforetime; as when one entereth with his neighbour into a forest, to fell trees, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe, to cut down the tree, and the head flieth off from the handle, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die, he, shall flee into one of these cities, and live; lest the blood redeemer pursue the manslayer because his heart is hot, and overtake him because the way is long, and he smite him so as to take away his life, - he not being worthy of death, seeing that he had not been hating him aforetime. For this cause, am I commanding thee saying, - Three cities, shalt thou set apart for thee. But, if Yahweh thy God should enlarge thy heralds, as he aware unto thy fathers, - and should give thee all the land, which he spake of giving unto thy fathers; because thou dost observe all this commandment to do it which I am commanding thee to-day, to love Yahweh thy God and to walk in his paths all the days, then shalt thou add unto thee yet three cities, unto these three; that innocent blood may not be sired in the midst of thy land, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee as an inheritance, - and so shed-blood be upon thee.
Sparing of his words, is one who valueth knowledge, and, of a thoughtful spirit, is a man of intelligence.
Then lifted he up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother son of his mother, and said - Is, this, your youngest brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God, grant thee favour my son! And Joseph made haste for his compassions towards his brother were pent up, and he sought to weep, - so he went into the inner chamber and wept there, Then bathed he his face and came forth, - and restrained himself, and said Set on bread!
Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear:
But, the fruit of the Spirit, is - love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; - against such things as these, there is no law.
For the favour of God, bringing salvation for all men, hath shone forth, Putting us under discipline - in order that, - denying ourselves of ungodliness and worldly covetings, in a soberminded and righteous and godly manner, we should live, in the present age,
Again, ye have heard that it was said, to them of olden time, Thou shalt not swear falsely, - but shalt render unto the Lord, thine oaths. But, I, tell you - not to swear, at all: Neither by heaven, because it is the, throne of God, - Nor by the earth, because it is his, footstool; nor by Jerusalem, because, it is the, city, of the Great King;read more.
Nor, by thine own head, mayest thou swear, because thou art not able to make, one hair, white or black. But let your word be, Yea, yea, - Nay, nay; and, what goeth beyond these, is, of evil.
Your discourse being always with benefit, with salt, seasoned, - that ye may know how it behoveth you, unto each one, to be making answer.
And be not getting drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be getting filled in Spirit; -
Hence, then, let us not be sleeping, as the rest, but let us watch and be sober: - For, they that sleep, by night, do sleep, and, they that drink, by night, do drink: - But, we, being of the day, let us be sober, putting on a breastplate of faith and love, and, for helmet, the hope of salvation.
It is needful, then, for, the overseer, to be irreproachable, a husband, of one wife, sober, of sound mind, orderly, hospitable, apt in teaching, Not given to wine, not ready to wound, but considerate, averse to contention, not fond of money,
For it is needful that the overseer be - unaccusable, as God's steward, not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not ready to wound, not seeking gain by base means, But hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, kind, possessing self-control,
That, aged men, be, sober, grave, sober-minded, healthy in their faith, love, endurance; Aged women, in the same way, in deportment, as becometh sacred persons, not given to intrigue, nor yet, to much wine, enslaved, teachers of virtue, - That they may constrain the young women to be, lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children,read more.
soberminded, chaste, workers at home, good, submitting themselves to their own husbands, - that, the word of God, be not defamed; The younger men, in the same way, exhort thou to be sober-minded: In all things, shewing, thyself, an ensample of noble works, - in thine instruction, uncorruptness, gravity, healthful discourse that cannot be condemned, in order that, he that is of the contrary part, may relent, having nothing to say concerning us that is disparaging:
Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye tithe the mint and the anise and the cummin, - and have dismissed the weightier matters of the law - the justice, the mercy, and the faith; whereas, these, it was binding, to do, and, those, not to, dismiss. Blind guides! Straining out the gnat, but, the camel, swallowing. Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, - while, within, they are full of plunder and intemperance.read more.
Blind Pharisee! cleanse, first, the inside, of the cup and of the dish, that, the outside thereof, may become, clean.
What, then, is it, brethren? Whensoever ye are coming together, each one, hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath a translation: - let, all things, be done, unto building up. If, with a tongue, one is speaking, let it be by two, or, at the most, three, - and by turns; and let, one, be translating; But, if there be none to translate, let him keep silence in assembly, and, unto himself, be speaking, and, unto God!read more.
Prophets, moreover, let two or three speak, and let, the others, judge. If, however, unto another, a revelation be made, as he is sitting, let the first be silent; For, one by one, ye can, all, be prophesying, - that, all, may learn, and, all, be encouraged. And, spirits of prophets, unto prophets, do submit themselves; For God is not a God of confusion, but, of peace: - as in all the assemblies of the saints.
I know thy works; - that neither, cold, art thou, nor hot: I would that, cold, thou hadst been, or hot. Thus, because, lukewarm, thou art, and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit thee out of my mouth.
And, unto the messenger of the assembly, in Sardis, write: - These things, saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, - that, a name, thou hast, that thou art living, and art, dead. Become thou watchful, and strengthen the things that remain, that were about to die; for I have not found thy works fulfilled before my God.