Flee sexual immorality! “Every sin a person commits is outside of the body” 1 – but the immoral person sins against his own body.
Who ever serves in the army at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not consume its milk?
Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. 1
For there will be a time when people 1 will not tolerate sound teaching. Instead, following their own desires, 2 they will accumulate teachers for themselves, because they have an insatiable curiosity to hear new things. 3
For those who speak in such a way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.
Therefore, to sanctify the people by his own blood, Jesus also suffered outside the camp.
You must 1 observe the Sabbath 2 rather than doing anything you please on my holy day. 3 You must look forward to the Sabbath 4 and treat the Lord’s holy day with respect. 5 You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities, and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals. 6
He came 1 to us, took 2 Paul’s belt, 3 tied 4 his own hands and feet with it, 5 and said, “The Holy Spirit says this: ‘This is the way the Jews in Jerusalem will tie up the man whose belt this is, and will hand him over 6 to the Gentiles.’”
All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him. 1
But at that time they will affirm them with “I swear as surely as the Lord lives who delivered the descendants of the former nation of Israel 1 from the land of the north and from all the other lands where he had banished 2 them.” 3 At that time they will live in their own land.’”
One of their own people will be their leader. Their ruler will come from their own number. 1 I will invite him to approach me, and he will do so. 2 For no one would dare approach me on his own. 3 I, the Lord, affirm it! 4
The prince will not take away any of the people’s inheritance by oppressively removing them from their property. He will give his sons an inheritance from his own possessions so that my people will not be scattered, each from his own property.’”
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? 1 The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 2 but the Father residing in me performs 3 his miraculous deeds. 4