18 But Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

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Or (A)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (B)inherit the kingdom of God? (C)Do not be deceived; (D)neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will (E)inherit the kingdom of God. 11 (F)Such were some of you; but you were (G)washed, but you were (H)sanctified, but you were (I)justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and [b]in the Spirit of our God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Two Gr words in the text, prob. submissive and dominant male homosexuals
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:11 Or by

A Thorn in the Flesh

Because of the extraordinary greatness of the (A)revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given to me a (B)thorn in the flesh, a (C)messenger of Satan to [a]torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord (D)three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for (E)power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather (F)boast [b]about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore (G)I delight in weaknesses, in [c]insults, in (H)distresses, in (I)persecutions, in (J)difficulties, (K)in behalf of Christ; for (L)when I am weak, then I am strong.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7 Lit beat
  2. 2 Corinthians 12:9 Lit in
  3. 2 Corinthians 12:10 Or mistreatment

God Is Light

(A)This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that (B)God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. (C)If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we (D)lie and (E)do not practice the truth; but if we (F)walk in the Light as (G)He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and (H)the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (I)If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the (J)truth is not in us. (K)If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and (L)cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 (M)If we say that we have not sinned, we (N)make Him a liar and (O)His word is not in us.

Christ Is Our Advocate

(P)My little children, I am (Q)writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, (R)we have an [a](S)Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is (T)the [b]propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also (U)for the sins of the whole world.

Footnotes

  1. 1 John 2:1 Or Intercessor
  2. 1 John 2:2 I.e., means of reconciliation with God by atoning for sins; or sin-offering

12 So then, my beloved, (A)just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own (B)salvation with (C)fear and trembling; 13 for it is (D)God who is at work in you, both to [a]desire and to work (E)for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without (F)complaining or arguments;

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  1. Philippians 2:13 Or be willing

But (A)whatever things were gain to me, these things I have counted as loss because of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss [a]in view of the surpassing value of [b](B)knowing (C)Christ Jesus my Lord, [c]for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them mere rubbish, so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having (D)a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, (E)the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, 10 that I may (F)know Him and (G)the power of His resurrection and [d](H)the fellowship of His sufferings, being (I)conformed to His death; 11 if somehow I may (J)attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already [e](K)grasped it all or have already (L)become perfect, but I press on if I may also (M)take hold of that [f]for which I (N)was even taken hold of by (O)Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: (P)forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I (Q)press on toward the goal for the prize of the (R)upward call of God in (S)Christ Jesus. 15 Therefore, all who are [g](T)mature, let’s have this attitude; and if in anything you have a (U)different attitude, (V)God will reveal that to you as well; 16 however, let’s keep [h](W)living by that same standard to which we have attained.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 3:8 Lit because of
  2. Philippians 3:8 Lit the knowledge of
  3. Philippians 3:8 Lit because of
  4. Philippians 3:10 Or participation in
  5. Philippians 3:12 Or obtained
  6. Philippians 3:12 Or because also
  7. Philippians 3:15 Or perfect
  8. Philippians 3:16 Lit following in line