SPECIAL TOPIC: VICES AND VIRTUES IN THE NT

Lists of both vices and virtues are common in the NT.  Often they reflect both rabbinical and cultural (Hellenistic) lists.  The NT lists of contrasting characteristics can be seen in:

  Vices   Virtues
1. Paul Rom. 1:28-32

Rom. 13:13

1 Cor. 5:9-11

1 Cor. 6:10 

2 Cor. 12:20

Gal. 5:19-21 

Eph. 4:25-32

Eph. 5:3-5

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Col. 3:5,8

1 Tim. 1:9-10

1 Tim. 6:4-5

2 Tim. 2:22a, 23

Titus 1:7, 3:3

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Rom. 12:9-21

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1 Cor. 6:6-9

2 Cor. 6:4-10

Gal. 5:22-23

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Phil. 4:8-9

Col. 3:12-14

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2 Tim. 2:22b,24

Titus 1:8-9; 3:1-2

2. James James 3:15-16  James 3:17-18
3. Peter 1 Pet. 4:3

2 Pet. 1:9 

1 Pet. 4:7-11

2 Pet. 1:5-8

4. John Rev. 21:8; 22:15  ---

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