Paul Reveals His Heart

Therefore, having these promises, (A)beloved, (B)let’s cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

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Paul Reveals His Heart

Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.

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Therefore, since we have these promises,(A) dear friends,(B) let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness(C) out of reverence for God.

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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.

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22 But now having been (A)freed from sin and (B)enslaved to God, you [a]derive your [b](C)benefit, [c]resulting in sanctification, and (D)the outcome, eternal life.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 6:22 Lit have
  2. Romans 6:22 Lit fruit
  3. Romans 6:22 Lit to sanctification

22 But now since you have been set free from sin and have become [willing] slaves to God, you have your benefit, resulting in sanctification [being made holy and set apart for God’s purpose], and the outcome [of this] is eternal life.

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22 But now that you have been set free from sin(A) and have become slaves of God,(B) the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.(C)

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22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

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10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, (A)so that we may share His holiness.

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10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for only a short time as seemed best to them; but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

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10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.(A)

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10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

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14 (A)Pursue peace with all people, and the (B)holiness without which no one will (C)see the Lord.

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14 Continually pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.

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Warning and Encouragement

14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone(A) and to be holy;(B) without holiness no one will see the Lord.(C)

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14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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15 but [a](A)like the Holy One who called you, [b](B)be holy yourselves also (C)in all your behavior; 16 because it is written: “(D)You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

17 If you (E)address as Father the One who (F)impartially (G)judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves (H)in fear during the time of your (I)stay on earth;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:15 Lit according to
  2. 1 Peter 1:15 Or become

15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.”(A)

17 If you address as Father, the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in [reverent] fear [of Him] and with profound respect for Him throughout the time of your stay on earth.

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15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;(A) 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”[a](B)

17 Since you call on a Father(C) who judges each person’s work(D) impartially,(E) live out your time as foreigners(F) here in reverent fear.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:16 Lev. 11:44,45; 19:2

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

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(A)A highway will be there, (B)a roadway,
And it will be called the Highway of (C)Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it,
But it will be for the one who walks that way,
And (D)fools will not wander on it.

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