and do not present your members to sin as instruments 1 to be used for unrighteousness, 2 but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments 3 to be used for righteousness.
For how 1 were you treated worse than the other churches, except that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this injustice!
However, God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” 1 and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord 2 must turn away from evil.”
And the tongue is a fire! The tongue represents 1 the world of wrongdoing among the parts of our bodies. It 2 pollutes the entire body and sets fire to the course of human existence – and is set on fire by hell. 3