11 For consider how much diligence this very thing—this grieving as God wills—has produced in you: what a desire to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what deep longing, what zeal, what justice! In every way you showed yourselves to be pure(A) in this matter.

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For I am jealous(A) over you with a godly jealousy,(B) because I have promised you in marriage to one husband—to present a pure(C) virgin to Christ.

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22 Don’t be too quick to appoint[a](A) anyone as an elder, and don’t share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 5:22 Lit to lay hands on = to ordain

to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive(A) to their husbands, so that God’s message(B) will not be slandered.

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17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.(A)

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when they observe your pure, reverent lives.(A)

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And everyone who has this hope(A) in Him purifies himself just as He is pure.(B)

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