And what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may eliminate any opportunity for those who want a chance to be regarded as our equals 1 in the things they boast about.
For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died. 1
So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us. 1
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. 1 For apart from the law, sin is dead.
We are not trying to commend 1 ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us, 2 so that you may be able to answer those who take pride 3 in outward appearance 4 and not in what is in the heart.
For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; 1 only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, 2 but through love serve one another. 3