You, however, are not in 1 the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him.
But you who eat vegetables only – why do you judge your brother or sister? 1 And you who eat everything – why do you despise your brother or sister? 2 For we will all stand before the judgment seat 3 of God.
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. For although all things are clean, 1 it is wrong to cause anyone to stumble by what you eat.
For the one who was called in the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. In the same way, the one who was called as a free person is Christ’s slave.
In the same way, he also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, every time you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For it is written: “Rejoice, O barren woman who does not bear children; 1 break forth and shout, you who have no birth pains, because the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than those of the woman who has a husband.” 2
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him).
And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here 1 in reverence.
Tell him, ‘Your servants have taken care of cattle 1 from our youth until now, both we and our fathers,’ so that you may live in the land of Goshen, 2 for everyone who takes care of sheep is disgusting 3 to the Egyptians.”
You should not consider it difficult to let him go free, for he will have served you for six years, twice 1 the time of a hired worker; the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.
Now, assign me this hill country which the Lord promised me at that time! No doubt you heard at that time that the Anakites live there in large, fortified cities. 1 But, assuming the Lord is with me, I will conquer 2 them, as the Lord promised.”
He said to his mother, “You know 1 the eleven hundred pieces of silver which were stolen 2 from you, about which I heard you pronounce a curse? Look here, I have the silver. I stole 3 it, but now I am giving it back to you.” 4 His mother said, “May the Lord reward 5 you, my son!”
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says, ‘I really did say 1 that your house and your ancestor’s house would serve 2 me forever.’ But now the Lord says, ‘May it never be! 3 For I will honor those who honor me, but those who despise me will be cursed!
David said to the messenger, “Tell Joab, ‘Don’t let this thing upset you. 1 There is no way to anticipate whom the sword will cut down. 2 Press the battle against the city and conquer 3 it.’ Encourage him with these words.” 4
This is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to bring disaster on you 1 from inside your own household! 2 Right before your eyes I will take your wives and hand them over to your companion. 3 He will have sexual relations with 4 your wives in broad daylight! 5