2 Peter:3:9The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways. See All...; 1 Corinthians:13:1-13 If I make use of the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am like sounding brass, or a loud-tongued bell.  And if I have a prophet's power, and have knowledge of all secret things; and if I have all faith, by which mountains may be moved from their place, but have not love, I am nothing.  And if I give all my goods to the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it is of no profit to me.  Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;  Love's ways are ever fair, it takes no thought for itself; it is not quickly made angry, it takes no account of evil;  It takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true;  Love has the power of undergoing all things, having faith in all things, hoping all things.  Though the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.  For our knowledge is only in part, and the prophet's word gives only a part of what is true:  But when that which is complete is come, then that which is in part will be no longer necessary.  When I was a child, I made use of a child's language, I had a child's feelings and a child's thoughts: now that I am a man, I have put away the things of a child.  For now we see things in a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now my knowledge is in part; then it will be complete, even as God's knowledge of me.  But now we still have faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:12:12-14 For as the body is one, and has a number of parts, and all the parts make one body, so is Christ.  For through the baptism of the one Spirit we were all formed into one body, Jews or Greeks, servants or free men, and were all made full of the same Spirit.  For the body is not one part, but a number of parts.
See All...; 1 Corinthians:12:1-31 But about the things of the spirit, my brothers, it is not right for you to be without teaching.  You are conscious that when you were Gentiles, in whatever way you were guided, you went after images without voice or power.  So it is my desire for you to be clear about this; that no one is able to say by the Spirit of God that Jesus is cursed; and no one is able to say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Spirit.  Now there are different qualities given to men, but the same Spirit.  And there are different sorts of servants, but the same Lord.  And there are different operations, but the same God, who is working all things in all.  But to every man some form of the Spirit's working is given for the common good.  For to one are given words of wisdom through the Spirit; and to another words of knowledge through the same Spirit:  To another faith in the same Spirit; and to another the power of taking away disease, by the one Spirit;  And to another the power of working wonders; and to another the prophet's word; and to another the power of testing spirits; to another different sorts of tongues; and to another the power of making clear the sense of the tongues:  But all these are the operations of the one and the same Spirit, giving to every man separately as his pleasure is.  For as the body is one, and has a number of parts, and all the parts make one body, so is Christ.  For through the baptism of the one Spirit we were all formed into one body, Jews or Greeks, servants or free men, and were all made full of the same Spirit.  For the body is not one part, but a number of parts.  If the foot says, Because I am not the hand, I am not a part of the body; it is no less a part of the body.  And if the ear says, Because I am not the eye, I am not a part of the body; it is a part of the body all the same.  If all the body was an eye, where would be the hearing? if all was hearing, where would be the smelling?  But now God has put every one of the parts in the body as it was pleasing to him.  And if they were all one part, where would the body be?  But now they are all different parts, but one body.  And the eye may not say to the hand, I have no need of you: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.  No, those parts which seem to be feeble are the more necessary;  And to those parts of the body which seem to have less honour we give all the more honour; and to those parts of the body which are a cause of shame to us we give the greater respect;  But those parts of the body which are beautiful have no need of such care: and so the body has been joined together by God in such a way as to give more honour to those parts which had need of it;  So that there might be no division in the body; but all the parts might have the same care for one another.  And if there is pain in one part of the body, all the parts will be feeling it; or if one part is honoured, all the parts will be glad.  Now you are the body of Christ, and every one of you the separate parts of it.  And God has put some in the church, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then those with wonder-working powers, then those with the power of taking away disease, helpers, wise guides, users of strange tongues.  Are all Apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? have all the power of working wonders?  Are all able to take away disease? have all the power of tongues? are all able to give their sense?  But let your desires be turned to the more important things given by the Spirit. And now I am pointing out to you an even better way.
See All...; Romans:8:3For what the law was not able to do because it was feeble through the flesh, God, sending his Son in the image of the evil flesh, and as an offering for sin, gave his decision against sin in the flesh: See All...; Luke:10:25-37 And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?  And he said to him, What does the law say, in your reading of it?  And he, answering, said, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.  And he said, You have given the right answer: do this and you will have life.  But he, desiring to put himself in the right, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?  And Jesus, answering him, said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he got into the hands of thieves, who took his clothing and gave him cruel blows, and when they went away, he was half dead.  And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he went by on the other side.  And in the same way, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, went by on the other side.  But a certain man of Samaria, journeying that way, came where he was, and when he saw him, he was moved with pity for him,  And came to him and put clean linen round his wounds, with oil and wine; and he put him on his beast and took him to a house and took care of him.  And the day after he took two pennies and gave them to the owner of the house and said, Take care of him; and if this money is not enough, when I come again I will give you whatever more is needed.  Which of these three men, in your opinion, was neighbour to the man who came into the hands of thieves?  And he said, The one who had mercy on him. And Jesus said, Go and do the same.
See All...; Luke:6:43-44 For no good tree gives bad fruit, and no bad tree gives good fruit.  For every tree is judged by its fruit. Men do not get figs from thorns, or grapes from blackberry plants.
See All...; Matthew:22:36-40 Master, which is the chief rule in the law?  And he said to him, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest rule.  And a second like it is this, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.  On these two rules all the law and the prophets are based.
See All...; Malachi:3:6For I am the Lord, I am unchanged; and so you, O sons of Jacob, have not been cut off. See All...; Amos:3:6If the horn is sounded in the town will the people not be full of fear? will evil come on a town if the Lord has not done it? See All...; Amos:1:1-15 The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa; what he saw about Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earth-shock.  And he said, The Lord will give a lion's cry from Zion, his voice will be sounding from Jerusalem; and the fields of the keepers of sheep will become dry, and the top of Carmel will be wasted away.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Damascus, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they have been crushing Gilead with iron grain-crushing instruments.  And I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, burning up the great houses of Ben-hadad.  And I will have the locks of the door of Damascus broken, and him who is seated in power cut off from the valley of Aven, and him in whose hand is the rod from the house of Eden; and the people of Aram will go away as prisoners into Kir, says the Lord.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Gaza, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they took all the people away prisoners, to give them up to Edom.  And I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, burning up its great houses:  Him who is seated in power I will have cut off from Ashdod, and him in whose hand is the rod from Ashkelon; and my hand will be turned against Ekron, and the rest of the Philistines will come to destruction, says the Lord God.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Tyre, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because they gave up all the people prisoners to Edom, without giving a thought to the brothers' agreement between them.  And I will send a fire on the wall of Tyre, burning up its great houses.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of Edom, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because his sword was turned against his brother, without pity, and his wrath was burning at all times, and he was angry for ever.  And I will send a fire on Teman, burning up the great houses of Bozrah.  These are the words of the Lord: For three crimes of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not let its fate be changed; because in Gilead they had women with child cut open, so that they might make wider the limits of their land.  And I will make a fire in the wall of Rabbah, burning up its great houses, with loud cries in the days of war, with a storm in the day of the great wind:  And their king will be made prisoner, he and his captains together, says the Lord.
See All...; Isaiah:1:1-31 The vision of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw about Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.  Give ear, O heavens, and you, O earth, to the word which the Lord has said: I have taken care of my children till they became men, but their hearts have been turned away from me.  Even the ox has knowledge of its owner, and the ass of the place where its master puts its food: but Israel has no knowledge, my people give no thought to me.  O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.  Why will you have more and more punishment? why keep on in your evil ways? Every head is tired and every heart is feeble.  The body, from head to foot, is all diseased; it is a mass of open wounds, marks of blows, and broken flesh: the flow of blood has not been stopped, and no oil has been put on the wounds.  Your country has become waste; your towns are burned with fire; as for your land, it is overturned before your eyes, made waste and overcome by men from strange lands.  And the daughter of Zion has become like a tent in a vine-garden, like a watchman's house in a field of fruit, like a town shut in by armies.  If the Lord of armies had not kept some at least of us safe, we would have been like Sodom, and the fate of Gomorrah would have been ours.  Give ear to the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; let your hearts be turned to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.  What use to me is the number of the offerings which you give me? says the Lord; your burned offerings of sheep, and the best parts of fat cattle, are a weariness to me; I take no pleasure in the blood of oxen, or of lambs, or of he-goats.  At whose request do you come before me, making my house unclean with your feet?  Give me no more false offerings; the smoke of burning flesh is disgusting to me, so are your new moons and Sabbaths and your holy meetings.  Your new moons and your regular feasts are a grief to my soul: they are a weight in my spirit; I am crushed under them.  And when your hands are stretched out to me, my eyes will be turned away from you: even though you go on making prayers, I will not give ear: your hands are full of blood.  Be washed, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; let there be an end of sinning;  Take pleasure in well-doing; let your ways be upright, keep down the cruel, give a right decision for the child who has no father, see to the cause of the widow.  Come now, and let us have an argument together, says the Lord: how may your sins which are red like blood be white as snow? how may their dark purple seem like wool?  If you will give ear to my word and do it, the good things of the land will be yours;  But if your hearts are turned against me, I will send destruction on you by the sword; so the Lord has said.  The upright town has become untrue; there was a time when her judges gave right decisions, when righteousness had a resting-place in her, but now she is full of those who take men's lives.  Your silver is no longer true metal, your wine is mixed with water.  Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.  For this reason the Lord, the Lord of armies, the Strong One of Israel, has said, I will put an end to my haters, and send punishment on those who are against me;  And my hand will again be on you, washing away what is unclean as with soap, and taking away all your false metal;  And I will give you judges again as at the first, and wise guides as in the past; then you will be named, The Town of Righteousness, the true town.  Upright acts will be the price of Zion's forgiveness, and by righteousness will men be living there.  But a common destruction will overtake sinners and evil-doers together, and those who have gone away from the Lord will be cut off.  For you will be put to shame because of the trees of your desire, and because of the gardens of your pleasure.  For you will be like a tree whose leaves have become dry, and like a garden without water.  And the strong will be as food for the fire, and his work as a flame; and they will be burned together, with no one to put out the fire.
See All...; Deuteronomy:6:5And the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. See All...; Numbers:25:4Then the Lord said to Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, hanging them up in the sun before the Lord, so that the wrath of the Lord may be turned from Israel. See All...; Leviticus:18:1-25 And the Lord said to Moses,  Say to the children of Israel, I am the Lord your God.  You may not do those things which were done in the land of Egypt where you were living; and you may not do those things which are done in the land of Canaan where I am taking you, or be guided in your behaviour by their rules.  But you are to be guided by my decisions and keep my rules, and be guided by them: I am the Lord your God.  So keep my rules and my decisions, which, if a man does them, will be life to him: I am the Lord.  You may not have sex connection with anyone who is a near relation: I am the Lord.  You may not have sex relations with your father or your mother: she is your mother, you may not take her.  And you may not have sex relations with your father's wife: she is your father's.  You may not take your sister, the daughter of your father or of your mother, wherever her birth took place, among you or in another country.  You may not have sex relations with your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, for they are part of yourself;  Or your father's wife's daughter, the child of your father, for she is your sister.  You may not have sex connection with your father's sister, for she is your father's near relation.  You may not have sex connection with your mother's sister, for she is your mother's near relation.  You may not have sex relations with the wife of your father's brother, for she is of your family;  Or with your daughter-in-law, for she is your son's wife, and you may not take her.  You may not have sex relations with your brother's wife, for she is your brother's.  You may not take as wife a woman and her daughter, or her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter, for they are of one family: it is an act of shame.  And you may not take as wife a woman and at the same time her sister, to be in competition with her in her life-time.  And you may not go near a woman or have sex relations with her when she is unclean, at her regular time.  And you may not have sex relations with your neighbour's wife, making yourself unclean with her.  And you may not make any of your children go through the fire as an offering to Molech, and you may not put shame on the name of your God: I am the Lord.  You may not have sex relations with men, as you do with women: it is a disgusting thing.  And you may not have sex relations with a beast, making yourself unclean with it; and a woman may not give herself to a beast: it is an unnatural act.  Do not make yourself unclean in any of these ways; for so have those nations whom I am driving out from before you made themselves unclean:  And the land itself has become unclean; so that I have sent on it the reward of its wrongdoing, and the land itself puts out those who are living in it.