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Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

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13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 5:21 Other ancient authorities add murder

24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

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Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, 10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God.

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13 No longer present your members to sin as instruments[a] of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments[b] of righteousness.

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  1. Romans 6:13 Or weapons
  2. Romans 6:13 Or weapons

Renounce Pagan Ways

But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints. Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient.

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Live as Servants of God

11 Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.

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18 Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself.

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19 They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

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21 I fear that when I come again, my God may humble me before you, and that I may have to mourn over many who previously sinned and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and licentiousness that they have practiced.

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The Law and Sin

What then should we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet, if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing an opportunity in the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. Apart from the law sin lies dead.

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13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,”[a] and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:13 The quotation may extend to the word other

21 For it is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come: fornication, theft, murder, 22 adultery, avarice, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, folly.

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19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.

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15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

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But as for the cowardly, the faithless,[a] the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

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  1. Revelation 21:8 Or the unbelieving

Friendship with the World

Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?

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23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

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Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

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16 See to it that no one becomes like Esau, an immoral and godless person, who sold his birthright for a single meal.

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