• Let love be without hypocrisy. 

  • Hate what is evil. Cleave to what is good. 

  • Be devoted to one another with brotherly love. 

  • Prefer one another in honor. 

  • Do not be lazy in diligence. 

  • Be fervent in spirit. 

  • Serve the Lord. 

  • Rejoice in hope. 

  • Be patient in suffering. 

  • Persevere in prayer. 

  • Contribute to the needs of the saints. 

  • Practice hospitality. 

  • Bless those who persecute you. 

  • Bless, and do not curse. 

  • Rejoice with those who rejoice. 

  • Weep with those who weep. 

  • Be of the same mind toward one another. 

  • Do not be haughty. 

  • Associate with the lowly. 

  • Do not pretend to be wiser than you are. 

  • Repay no one evil for evil. 

  • Commend what is honest in the sight of all men. 

  • If it is possible, as much as it depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 

  • Do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to God’s wrath, for it is written: “Vengeance is Mine. I will repay,” says the Lord. 

  • If your enemy is hungry, feed him. 

  • If your enemy is thirsty, give him a drink, for in doing so you will heap coals of fire on his head.

  • Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 

  • Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God. 

  • Pay taxes. 

  • Render to all what is due them: taxes to whom taxes are due, respect to whom respect is due, fear to whom fear is due, and honor to whom honor is due. 

  • Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 

  • Take off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 

  • Behave properly, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in immorality and wickedness, not in strife and envy. 

  • Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts. 

  • Do not judge your brother critically. Welcome him who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing over opinions. 

  • Do not let him who eats despise him who does not eat, and do not let him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has welcomed him. 

  • Do not make your brother stumble. Determine not to put a stumbling block or an obstacle in a brother’s way. 

  • Welcome one another just as Christ also welcomed us, for the glory of God. 

  • Please others, not yourself. 

  • Remember, each of us shall give an account of himself to God.




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