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  • As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified. "Go away for now," he replied. "When it is more convenient, I'll call for you again." - Acts 24:25

  • He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his incredible folly. - Proverbs 5:23

  • It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city. - Proverbs 16:32

  • A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken-down walls. - Proverbs 25:28

  • So do not deprive each other of sexual relations. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer. Afterward they should come together again so that Satan won't be able to tempt them because of their lack of self-control. - 1 Corinthians 7:5

  • All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. - 1 Corinthians 9:25

  • gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. - Galatians 5:23

  • For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife.* He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home and must be able to teach.2 - 1 Timothy 3:2

  • In the same way, their wives* must be respected and must not speak evil of others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.4 - 1 Timothy 3:11

  • They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good. - 2 Timothy 3:3

  • Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have strong faith and be filled with love and patience. - Titus 2:2

  • And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God, - Titus 2:12

  • So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ. - 1 Peter 1:13

  • Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. - 2 Peter 1:6

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New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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