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19 Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.[a] 20 You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood,[b] so by all means, then, use your body[c] to bring glory to God!

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  1. 6:19 Or “the in-you Holy Spirit.” The Greek word Paul uses for “temple” is actually naos, “sanctuary.” See Eph. 2:19–22; 1 Peter 2:4–5.
  2. 6:20 As translated from the Aramaic. Your soul was purchased with the bride-price of the precious blood of Christ.
  3. 6:20 The Aramaic and the Textus Receptus adds “and in your spirit.”

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