Genesis 4:7; Psalm 34:13; Matthew 5:48; 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 9:27

yIf you do well, will you not be accepted?1 And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. zIts desire is contrary to2 you, but you must rule over it.

13  iKeep your tongue from evil

and your lips from jspeaking deceit.

48 oYou therefore must be pperfect, qas your heavenly Father is perfect.

But if they cannot exercise self-control, ethey should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

27 But I discipline my body and ykeep it under control,1 lest after preaching to others zI myself should be adisqualified.