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107 Bible Verses About Self-Discipline

Here are 107 Bible verses about self-discipline from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Hebrews 12:11 KJV

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

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Proverbs 25:28 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

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1 Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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1 Corinthians 9:27 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

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Proverbs 13:4 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Titus 2:11-14 KJV

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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Titus 1:8 KJV

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

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Titus 2:12 KJV

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

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Proverbs 15:32 KJV

Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

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1 Corinthians 9:25 KJV

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

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Proverbs 13:24 KJV

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

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Proverbs 13:18 KJV

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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2 Chronicles 15:7 KJV

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

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Hebrews 13:5 KJV

Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

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Proverbs 12:1 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Proverbs 29:17 KJV

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

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Ephesians 6:4 KJV

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

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Galatians 5:23 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Proverbs 29:15 KJV

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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1 Peter 4:7 KJV

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

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Romans 8:13 KJV

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

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Proverbs 18:9 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Romans 8:18 KJV

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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Proverbs 16:32 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

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Hebrews 12:1 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Proverbs 15:5 KJV

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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Revelation 3:19 KJV

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

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Galatians 5:13 KJV

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

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Proverbs 3:11-12 KJV

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

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1 Timothy 4:7 KJV

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

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Romans 12:3 KJV

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

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Proverbs 22:15 KJV

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

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Proverbs 19:18 KJV

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

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2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

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2 Peter 1:5-7 KJV

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

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Colossians 3:5 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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Romans 13:14 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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Titus 2:11-12 KJV

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

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1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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James 3:2 KJV

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

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Philippians 1:6 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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Philippians 3:12-14 KJV

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deuteronomy 29:29 KJV

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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1 Timothy 4:8 KJV

The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

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Colossians 3:12 KJV

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

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1 Peter 5:8 KJV

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

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Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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Acts 24:25 KJV

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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Proverbs 23:13 KJV

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

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James 4:7 KJV

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

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Proverbs 1:7 KJV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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Hebrews 5:14 KJV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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1 Corinthians 7:9 KJV

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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1 Peter 1:15 KJV

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

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Romans 8:7 KJV

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

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Proverbs 6:23 KJV

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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1 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

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James 1:12 KJV

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

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Titus 2:6 KJV

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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2 Timothy 3:3 KJV

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

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1 Corinthians 9:24 KJV

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

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Romans 6:12-13 KJV

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

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Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

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1 John 2:16 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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1 Peter 2:5 KJV

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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1 Thessalonians 5:6 KJV

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

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Matthew 16:25 KJV

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

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Hebrews 12:5 KJV

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Romans 5:3-5 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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1 Peter 1:13 KJV

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

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James 2:10 KJV

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

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2 Timothy 1:6-7 KJV

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

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Philippians 4:12-13 KJV

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Ephesians 4:22 KJV

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Revelation 2:10 KJV

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

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1 Peter 2:9 KJV

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

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Galatians 5:17 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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Revelation 3:11 KJV

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

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Romans 14:20-21 KJV

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

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Proverbs 10:17 KJV

For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

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2 Timothy 4:8 KJV

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

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Daniel 1:8 KJV

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

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Ephesians 4:23 KJV

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

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1 Thessalonians 2:19 KJV

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

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Mark 9:47 KJV

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

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Genesis 39:8-12 KJV

But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.

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Matthew 5:29 KJV

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

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2 Samuel 11:11-13 KJV

And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing. And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow. And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

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1 Corinthians 11:31-32 KJV

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

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Genesis 22:9-14 KJV

And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

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Philippians 3:14 KJV

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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Colossians 2:18 KJV

Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

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Galatians 5:24 KJV

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

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1 Peter 5:4 KJV

And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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1 Corinthians 8:13 KJV

Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

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