beseech
Romans 15:30
Now I implore you, brothers, through the Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to agonize together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf:
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say the same thing, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ; certain that God is appealing through us, we plead on Christ's behalf, "Be reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with Him, we also appeal to you: "Don't receive God's grace in vain."
2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I, Paul, make a personal appeal to you by the gentleness and graciousness of Christ-- I who am humble among you in person, but bold toward you when absent.
Ephesians 4:1
I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received,
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God-- as you are doing-- do so even more.
1 Thessalonians 4:10
In fact, you are doing this toward all the brothers in the entire region of Macedonia. But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more,
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,
Hebrews 13:22
Brothers, I urge you to receive this word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.
by the
Romans 2:4
Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
Romans 9:23
And [what if] He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory--
Romans 11:30
As you once disobeyed God, but now have received mercy through their disobedience,
Romans 11:31
so they too have now disobeyed, [resulting] in mercy to you, so that they also now may receive mercy.
Psalm 116:12
How can I repay the LORD all the good He has done for me?
Luke 7:47
Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that's why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little."
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not give up.
2 Corinthians 5:14
For Christ's love compels us, since we have reached this conclusion: if One died for all, then all died.
2 Corinthians 5:15
And He died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for the One who died for them and was raised.
Ephesians 2:4-10
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But God, who is abundant in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us,
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made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. By grace you are saved!
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He also raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus,
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so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace in [His] kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
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For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God's gift--
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not from works, so that no one can boast.
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For we are His creation-- created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
Philippians 2:1-5
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If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,
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fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal.
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Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.
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Everyone should look out not [only] for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
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Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
Titus 3:4-8
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But when the goodness and love for man appeared from God our Savior,
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He saved us-- not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
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This [Spirit] He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
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so that having been justified by His grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.
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This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone.
1 Peter 2:10-12
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Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
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Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.
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Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do evil, they may, by observing your good works, glorify God in a day of visitation.
that ye
Romans 6:13
And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness.
Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of that one you obey-- either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?
Romans 6:19
I am using a human analogy because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you offered the parts of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification.
Psalm 50:13
Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?
Psalm 50:14
Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and pay your vows to the Most High.
1 Corinthians 6:13-20
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"Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods," but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
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God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
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Do you not know that your bodies are the members of Christ? So should I take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Absolutely not!
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Do you not know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For it says, The two will become one flesh.
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But anyone joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
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Flee from sexual immorality! "Every sin a person can commit is outside the body," but the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body.
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Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
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for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body.
Philippians 1:20
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
Hebrews 10:22
let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled [clean] from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.
a living
Psalm 69:30
I will praise God's name with song and exalt Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:31
That will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.
Hosea 14:2
Take words [of repentance] with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him: "Forgive all [our] sin and accept what is good, so that we may repay You with praise from our lips.
1 Corinthians 5:7
Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, since you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast, or with the yeast of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore we do not give up; even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day.
Philippians 2:17
But even if I am poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
Hebrews 10:20-22
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by the new and living way that He has inaugurated for us, through the curtain (that is, His flesh);
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and since we have a great high priest over the house of God,
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let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled [clean] from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.
Hebrews 13:15
Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.
Hebrews 13:16
Don't neglect to do good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
1 Peter 2:5
you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
acceptable
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 15:16
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God's good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
Isaiah 56:7
I will bring them to My holy mountain and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar, for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."
Jeremiah 6:20
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me.
Ephesians 5:10
discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
Philippians 4:18
But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided-- a fragrant offering, a welcome sacrifice, pleasing to God.
1 Timothy 2:3
This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn to practice their religion toward their own family first and to repay their parents, for this pleases God.
1 Peter 2:5
you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:20
For what credit is there if you endure when you sin and are beaten? But when you do good and suffer, if you endure, it brings favor with God.