(A)Therefore put to death (B)your members which are on the earth: (C)fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, (D)which is idolatry.

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13 For (A)if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you (B)put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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19 Now (A)the works of the flesh are evident, which are: [a]adultery, [b]fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, [c]murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that (B)those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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  1. Galatians 5:19 NU omits adultery
  2. Galatians 5:19 sexual immorality
  3. Galatians 5:21 NU omits murders

24 And those who are Christ’s (A)have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. (A)Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]homosexuals, nor [b]sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 catamites, those submitting to homosexuals
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:9 male homosexuals

13 And do not present your (A)members as [a]instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but (B)present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

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  1. Romans 6:13 Or weapons

But fornication and all (A)uncleanness or (B)covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; (C)neither filthiness, nor (D)foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, (E)which are not fitting, but rather (F)giving of thanks. For [a]this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any (G)inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

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  1. Ephesians 5:5 NU know this

Living Before the World

11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts (A)which war against the soul,

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18 (A)Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins (B)against his own body.

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19 (A)who, being past feeling, (B)have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

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21 lest, when I come again, my God (A)will humble me among you, and I shall mourn for many (B)who have sinned before and have not repented of the uncleanness, (C)fornication, and lewdness which they have practiced.

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Sin’s Advantage in the Law

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, (A)I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, (B)“You shall not covet.” But (C)sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For (D)apart from the law sin was dead.

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13 (A)Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for (B)sexual immorality but (C)for the Lord, (D)and the Lord for the body.

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21 (A)For from within, out of the heart of men, (B)proceed evil thoughts, (C)adulteries, (D)fornications, murders, 22 thefts, (E)covetousness, wickedness, (F)deceit, (G)lewdness, an evil eye, (H)blasphemy, (I)pride, foolishness.

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19 (A)For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

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15 [a]But (A)outside are (B)dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

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  1. Revelation 22:15 NU, M omit But

(A)But the cowardly, [a]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in (B)the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

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  1. Revelation 21:8 M adds and sinners,

Pride Promotes Strife

Where do [a]wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure (A)that war in your members?

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  1. James 4:1 battles

23 But (A)I see another law in (B)my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

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(A)Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; (B)but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

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16 lest there be any (A)fornicator or [a]profane person like Esau, (B)who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.

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  1. Hebrews 12:16 godless