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.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
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.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the Lord is contemptible.