The Corinthians’ Repentance

Therefore,(A) having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the 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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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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14 (A)Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, (B)without which no one will 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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14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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15 (A)but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, (B)“Be holy, for I am holy.”

17 And if you call on the Father, who (C)without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your [a]stay here in fear;

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 1:17 sojourning, dwelling as resident aliens

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 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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For God did not call us to uncleanness, (A)but in holiness.

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For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness [to be dedicated, and set apart by behavior that pleases Him, whether in public or in private].

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For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

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