“Woe to you, experts in the law 1 and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.
Even though they have the appearance of wisdom 1 with their self-imposed worship and false humility 2 achieved by an 3 unsparing treatment of the body – a wisdom with no true value – they in reality result in fleshly indulgence. 4
especially those who indulge their fleshly desires 1 and who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, 2 they are not afraid to insult 3 the glorious ones, 4
But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even 1 while she lives.
You have lived indulgently and luxuriously on the earth. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 1
So also 1 Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, 2 since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire 3 in a way similar to 4 these angels, 5 are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
One who has isolated himself 1 seeks his own desires; 2 he rejects 3 all sound judgment.
Discipline your child, for 1 there is hope, but do not set your heart 2 on causing his death. 3
And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. 1
suffering harm as the wages for their harmful ways. 1 By considering it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight, 2 they are stains and blemishes, indulging 3 in their deceitful pleasures when they feast together with you.
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
I said of partying, 1 “It is folly,” and of self-indulgent pleasure, 2 “It accomplishes nothing!” 3
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.
So they got up early on the next day and offered up burnt offerings and brought peace offerings, and the people sat down to eat and drink, 1 and they rose up to play. 2
Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to arouse its desires. 1
So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 1
Because they are callous, they have given themselves over to indecency for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 1
Deacons likewise must be dignified, 1 not two-faced, 2 not given to excessive drinking, 3 not greedy for gain,
1 When 2 Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality 3 with the daughters of Moab.
Death and life are in the power 1 of the tongue, 2 and those who love its use 3 will eat its fruit.