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He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth.
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently : being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin ; for his seed remaineth in him : and he cannot commit sin, because he is born of God.
Ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God.
Whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world : and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new crea. ture.
Our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Be not conformed to this world : but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ve may prove what is that good, and acceptable. and perfect will of God.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
The carnal mind is enmity against God : for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him ; neither can he know them, because they are spiritnally discerned.
Put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Being made free from sin, and become servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. • Create in mne a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.
Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away : behold, all things are become new. · Walk in the Spirit, and ye sliall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.. .
Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily, I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
REPENTANCE. Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent : for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Repent ye, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.
Řepent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; su iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Repent, and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
. God now commandeth all men every where to. repent. Except ye repent, ye shall all perish.
Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, bevinning at Jerusalem.
I kept back nothing that was profitable anto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thuş saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.
Break off thy sins by righteousness.
Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money ; come ye buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread ? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness, Incline your ear, and come unto me : hear and your soul shall live : and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
He said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto hijn that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
The spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that beareth, say, Come. And let him that is athirst, Come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Wash you, make you clean ; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes ; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason
together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as 7 . scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should (lie : saith the Lord God; and not that he should return from his ways, and live? As I live saith the Lord God, I have no pleas
ure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live : turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel ?
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed ; and make you a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel ? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves and live ye.
Now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, thus saith the Lord, behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you : return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments, and my statutes. Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you.
Turn you at my reproof; behold, I will pour out my Spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners; and purify your hearts ye double-minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter' be. turned to mourning, aud your joy to heaviness.