• "The Flesh": 93 Citations
...(10)And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. (11)For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul...
...A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones...
...(11)The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. (12)And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. (13)Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this the whole duty of man. (14)For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil...
...(36)Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. (37)And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. (38)Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. (39)And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. (40)And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? (41)Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak...
...(35)And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. (36)And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. (37)And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
(38)Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak...
...(6)There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7)The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. (8)He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. (9)That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (10)He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
(11)He came unto his own, and his own received him not. (12)But as many as received him, even to them gave he power to become the sons of God, to them that believe on his name: (13)Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God...
...(3)Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(4)Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? (5)Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (6)That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (7)Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (8)The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit...
...(53)Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (54)Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (55)For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (56)He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. (57)As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (58)This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. (59)These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
(60)Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? (61)When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? (62)What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? (63)It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (64)But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. (65)And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
(66)From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him...
...(12)Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (13)The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. (14)Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. (15)Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. (16)And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. (17)It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. (18)I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me...
...(29)Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. (30)Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; (31)He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32)This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. (33)Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. (34)For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (35)Until I make thy foes thy footstool. (36)Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ...
...(1)Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (2)(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) (3)Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; (4)And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: (5)By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: (6)Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: (7)To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ...
...(25)For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. (26)Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? (27)And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? (28)For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: (29)But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God...
...(1)What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? (2)For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath wherewith to glory; but not before God. (3)For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
(4)Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. (5)But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (6)Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, (7)Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
(8)Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin...
Romans 7:4-6, 21-25
...(4)Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (5)For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. (6)But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter...
...(21)I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. (22)For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: (23)But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (24)O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (25)I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin...
...(1)There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
(2)For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (3)For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (4)That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (5)For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. (6)For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (7)Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (8)So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
(9)But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (10)And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (11)But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
(12)Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13)For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (14)For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. (15)For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father...
...(1)I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, (2)That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. (3)For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: (4)Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; (5)Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
(6)Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (7)Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. (8)That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. (9)For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son...
...(8)Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (9)For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (10)Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (11)And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (12)The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. (13)Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
(14)But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof...
I Corinthians 1:25-31
...(25)Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
(26)For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: (27)But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; (28)And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: (29)That no flesh should glory in his presence. (30)But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (31)That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord...
I Corinthians 5:1-5
...(1)It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. (2)And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. (3)For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, (4)In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, (5)To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus...
I Corinthians 7:25-28
...(25)Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful. (26)I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. (27)Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. (28)But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you...
I Corinthians 10:14-22
...(14)Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. (15)I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (16)The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? (17)For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (18)Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? (19)What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? (20)But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (21)Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
(22)Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?...
II Corinthians 1:12-20
...(12)For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. (13)For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; (14)As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus. (15)And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; (16)And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
(17)When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? (18)But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. (19)For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. (20)For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us...
II Corinthians 5:11-19
...(11)Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences. (12)For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. (13)For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. (14)For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: (15)And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. (16)Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. (17)Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (18)And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (19)To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation...
II Corinthians 7:1-5
...(1)Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2)Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. (3)I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. (4)Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. (5)For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears...
II Corinthians 10:1-6
...(1)Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: (2)But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. (3)For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (4)(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) (5)Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (6)And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled...
II Corinthians 11:16-21
...(16)I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. (17)That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. (18)Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. (19)For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. (20)For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. (21)I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also...
II Corinthians 12:7-10
...(7)And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. (8)For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. (9)And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
(10)Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong...
...(15)We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, (16)Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. (17)But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. (18)For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. (19)For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. (20)I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
(21)I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain...
...(1)O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
(2)This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
(3)Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? (4)Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain. (5)He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?...
...(12)Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all. (13)Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. (14)And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus. (15)Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
(16)Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
(17)They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. (18)But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
(19)My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, (20)I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. (21)Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? (22)For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. (23)But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. (24)Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. (25)For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. (26)But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (27)For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
(28)Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. (29)But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. (30)Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
(31)So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free...
...(7)Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? (8)This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. (9)A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. (10)I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be. (11)And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased. (12)I would they were even cut off which trouble you. (13)For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
(14)For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
(15)But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
(16)This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (17)For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (18)But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
(19)Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20)Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21)Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (22)But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23)Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (24)And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
(25)If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
(26)Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another...
...(4)But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. (5)For every man shall bear his own burden. (6)Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. (7)Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (8)For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (9)And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (10)As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
(11)Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. (12)As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. (13)For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. (14)But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. (15)For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature...
...(1)And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (2)Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (3)Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. (4)But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (5)Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (6)And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: (7)That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
(8)For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9)Not of works, lest any man should boast. (10)For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
(11)Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; (12)That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: (13)But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. (14)For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (15)Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; (16)And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: (17)And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
(18)For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father...
...(5)Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; (6)Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; (7)With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: (8)Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. (9)And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him...
...(21)For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
(22)But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. (23)For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: (24)Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. (25)And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; (26)That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. (27)Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; (28)And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
(29)For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; (30)Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me...
...(1)Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. (2)Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. (3)For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. (4)Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: (5)Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; (6)Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. (7)But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ...
...(1)For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; (2)That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (3)In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
(4)And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. (5)For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
(6)As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (7)Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
(8)Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (9)For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (10)And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (11)In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: (12)Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (13)And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; (14)Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (15)And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
(16)Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: (17)Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (18)Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, (19)And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
(20)Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (21)(Touch not; taste not; handle not; (22)Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? (23)Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh...
...(18)Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (19)Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (20)Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. (21)Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. (22)Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: (23)And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; (24)Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ...
I Timothy 3:16
...And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory...
...(10)I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds: (11)Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: (12)Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: (13)Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: (14)But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly. (15)For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; (16)Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?...
...(6)Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. (7)But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: (8)The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: (9)Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; (10)Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. (11)But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; (12)Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
(13)For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: (14)How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?...
I Peter 3:18-22
...(18)For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: (19)By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; (20)Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. (21)The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: (22)Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him...
I Peter 4:1-6
...(1)Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (2)That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. (3)For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: (4)Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: (5)Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
(6)For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit...
II Peter 2:9-22
...(9)The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (10)But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
(11)Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. (12)But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (13)And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; (14)Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: (15)Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (16)But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
(17)These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. (18)For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. (19)While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. (20)For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (21)For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
(22)But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire...
I John 2:15-17
...(15)Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (16)For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (17)And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever...
I John 4:1-3
...(1)Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
(2)Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: (3)And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world...
II John 7-11
...(7)For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (8)Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. (9)Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. (10)If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: (11)For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds...
Jude v.5-11, 17-23
...(5)I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. (6)And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. (7)Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. (8)Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (9)Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (10)But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (11)Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core...
...(17)But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; (18)How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. (19)These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. (20)But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, (21)Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (22)And of some have compassion, making a difference: (23)And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh...
...(16)And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
(17)And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18)That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
(19)And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
(20)And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (21)And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh...