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But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
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.
For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.