23 Bible Verses about Moderation
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And if there shall be harm, and he gave soul for soul, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
And when a man shall smite any soul of man, dying, he shall die. And he smiting the soul of cattle, shall recompense soul for soul. And when a man shall give a blemish in his neighbor, as he did so it shall be done to him:read more.
Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he shall give a blemish in a man so it shall be given in him. And be smiting cattle shall recompense it; and he smiting man, shall die. One judgment to you; as the stranger so the native shall it be: for I Jehovah your God.
And Jehovah will speak to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When ye are passing over Jordan to the land of Canaan, And build ye to you cities; cities of refuge shall they be to you; and the slayer to flee there smiting a soul in error.read more.
And they to you the cities for refuge from the nearest relative; and the slayer shall not die till his standing before the assembly for judgment, And the cities which ye shall give, six cities of refuge shall be to you. Three cities shall ye give from beyond Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan; cities of refuge shall they be. For the sons of Israel and for the stranger, and for the sojourner in the midst of you shall be six cities: these for refuge to flee there all smiting a soul in error.
Then Moses will separate three cities in the other side of Jordan from the rising of the sun; For the slayer to flee there when he shall slay his friend without knowledge; and he hated him not yesterday the third day; and he fled to one of these cities and he lived: Bezer in the desert, in the land of the plain to the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead to the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, to the Manassites.
When Jehovah thy God shall cut off the nations which Jehovah thy God gave to thee their land, and thou didst possess and dwell in their cities, and in their houses; Three cities shalt thou separate to thee in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee to possess it. Thou shalt prepare to thee the way, and divide into three parts the boundary of thy land which Jehovah thy God causes thee to inherit; and it was for every slayer to flee there.read more.
And this the word of the slayer which shall flee there, and he lived: whoever shall strike his friend, not knowing, and he hated him not from yesterday the third day; And who shall go with his friend into the forest to cut wood, and his hand thrust out with the axe to out down the tree, and the iron slipped from the wood and found his friend, and he died; he shall flee to one of these cities, and he lived: Lest the nearest relative of blood shall pursue after the slayer when his heart shall be warm, and overtaking him, for the way shall be great, and he smote him in soul; and to him not the judgment of death for he hated him not from yesterday the third day For this I command thee, saying, Three cities thou shalt separate to thee. And if Jehovah thy God shall enlarge thy bound as he sware to thy fathers, and give to thee all the land which he spake to give to thy fathers; If thou shalt watch all this command to do it, which I command thee this day, to love Jehovah thy God and to go in his ways all the days; and thou shalt add to thee yet three cities upon these three. And innocent blood shall not be poured out in the midst of thy land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee an inheritance, and bloods were upon thee.
And he will lift up his eyes and see his brother Benjamin, the son of his mother, and he will say, This your little brother of whom ye spake to me? and he will say, God will compassionate thee my son. And Joseph will hasten; for his bowels will move to his brother: and he will seek to weep, and he will go to his store-chamber and will weep there. And he will wash his face and come forth, and will restrain himself, and will say, Place bread.
Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom.
And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such is no law.
For the grace of God who saves, was manifested to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and eager worldly desires, we should live discreetly, and justly, and religiously, in the time now;
Again, ye have heard, that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not swear a false oath, and thou shalt. return to the Lord thine oaths. But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, it is the throne of God: Neither by the earth; for it is the footstool of his feet: neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great kingsread more.
Neither shouldst thou swear by thy head, for thou cant not make one hair white or black. But let your word be Yea, yea, and No, no: but that above this is of evil.
Your word always in grace, Seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer one another.
And be not drunk with wine, in which is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit;
Therefore let us not sleep, as also the rest; but let us watch and be sober. For they sleeping sleep in the night; and they drunken are drunken in the night. And we, being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the coat of mail of faith and love; and a helmet, the hope of salvation.
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;
For a bishop must be irreproachable, as steward of God; not self-sufficient, not prone to anger, not intemperate, not a striker, not occupied in sordid gain. But hospitable, a lover of good, of sound mind, just, holy, holding firm;
The aged men to be sober, grave, of sound mind, sound in the faith, in love, in patience. The aged women likewise, becoming holy in a serene state of mind, not accusers, not slaves to much wine, teachers of good; That they render the young women discreet, to be lovers of the husband, lovers of the children,read more.
Of sound mind chaste, remaining at home, good subordinates to their own husbands, that the word of God be not defamed. The younger men likewise beseech to be of sound mind. Concerning all things hold thyself a type of good works: in doctrine, integrity, gravity, incorruptibility, The word sound, not to be condemned; that he from the opposite may be changed, having nothing bad to say of you.
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye exact tenths and dill and cummin, and ye have left the weightier things of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith: these it was necessary to do, and not to let go those. Blind guides, straining a gnat, and swallowing down a camel. 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.read more.
O blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, and side dish of sweetmeats, that also their outside might be clean.
Therefore, what is it brethren when ye come together, every one of you has a Psalms, has teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretatior. Let all things be for the building of the house. Whether any speak in a tongue, by two, or the most by three, and in part; and let one interpret. And if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.read more.
And let the prophets speak two or three, and let others decide. And if to another sitting by it be revealed, let the first be silent. For ye are all able to prophesy one by one, that all might learn, and all might be encouraged. And the spirits of the prophets are subjected to the prophets. For God is not of unsteadiness, but of peace, as in all the churches of the holy ones.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor boiling: I would thou shouldest be cold or boiling. For so thou art tepid, and neither cold nor boiling, I am about to vomit thee out of my month.
And to the messenger of the church in Sardis write: Thus says he having the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead: Be watching, and make firm the remaining things, which are about to die: For I have not found thy works perfected before God.