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You are not to follow the majority in doing wrong, and you are not to testify in a lawsuit so as to follow the majority and pervert justice.
When the people saw that Moses took a long time to come down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and told him, "Come here and make us a god who will go before us, because, as for this fellow Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him." Aaron told them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters and bring them to me." All the people tore off the gold rings that were in their ears and brought them to him. read more.
He took them from them and, using a tool, fashioned them into a molten calf. The people said, "This, Israel, is your god who brought you out of the land of Egypt." When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of it, and then he proclaimed, "Tomorrow is to be a festival to the LORD."
"When you enter the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't learn the detestable practices of those nations there. There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in fire, practices divination, interprets omens, practices sorcery, casts spells, or who is a medium, an occultist, or a necromancer. read more.
Whoever practices these things is detestable to the LORD, and the LORD your God will expel them before you because of these things. You must be completely faithful to the LORD your God, because those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to those who practice witchcraft and divination. But the LORD does not allow you to act this way."
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all. Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit.read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil. Throw your lot in with us, and all of us will have one purse." My son, do not go along with them, and keep your feet away from their paths!
Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.
A man with many friends can still be ruined, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves." All the people answered, "Let his blood be on us and our children!" Then he released Barabbas for them, but he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified.
So Pilate, wanting to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them, but he had Jesus whipped and handed over to be crucified.
But they kept pressing him with loud shouts, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their shouts began to prevail. Then Pilate pronounced his sentence that their demand should be carried out.
Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and righteous man he had not voted for their plan and action from the Jewish town of Arimathea; and he was waiting for the kingdom of God. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly wrong. Until some men arrived from James, he was in the habit of eating with the gentiles, but after those men came, he withdrew from the gentiles and would not associate with them any longer, because he was afraid of the circumcision party. The other Jews also joined him in this hypocritical behavior, to the extent that even Barnabas was caught up in their hypocrisy.
and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.