'Self' in the Bible
For the Lord made Judah low, because of Ahaz, king of Israel; for he had given up all self-control in Judah, sinning greatly against the Lord.
Strength and self-respect are her clothing; she is facing the future with a smile.
And while he was talking about righteousness and self-control and the judging which was to come, Felix had great fear and said, Go away for the present, and when the right time comes I will send for you.
Do not keep back from one another what is right, but only for a short time, and by agreement, so that you may give yourselves to prayer, and come together again; so that Satan may not get the better of you through your loss of self-control.
But if they have not self-control let them get married; for married life is better than the burning of desire.
And every man who takes part in the sports has self-control in all things. Now they do it to get a crown which is of this world, but we for an eternal crown.
Let us not be full of self-glory, making one another angry, having envy of one another.
Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself;
These things seem to have a sort of wisdom in self-ordered worship and making little of oneself, and being cruel to the body, not honouring it by giving it its natural use.
So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake.
But if they go on in faith and love and holy self-control, she will be kept safe at the time of childbirth.
The Bishop, then, is to be a man of good name, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, serious-minded, having respect for order, opening his house freely to guests, a ready teacher;
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion,
But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.
But opening his house freely to guests; a lover of what is good, serious-minded, upright, holy, self-controlled;
That old women are to be self-respecting in behaviour, not saying evil of others, not given to taking much wine, teachers of that which is good,
Clearly he is in error and a sinner, being self-judged.
And self-control to knowledge, and a quiet mind to self-control, and fear of God to a quiet mind,