1 Corinthians 6:19

What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own?
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AD 400
Paul said this with the intention that we should keep our bodies uncontaminated, so that the Holy Spirit may dwell in them. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.
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Book of Steps

AD 400
The body and heart in which our Lord dwells—also because the Spirit resides there—is in truth a temple and an altar, seeing that our Lord resides there.
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Clement Of Rome

AD 99
Your fastings and prayers and perpetual watching, together with your other good works, mortify the works of the flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit. He who acts thus "is a temple of the Holy Spirit of God."
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost? They, therefore, who pollute their bodies by impurity are guilty of sacrilege, for they sin against the Holy Ghost. They do Him wrong by robbing Him of the body dedicated to Him, and120 transferring it to the demon of lust. Further, the bodies of the faithful are the temple of the Spirit of Christ, because they themselves are members of Christ, and because the faithful are one spirit with God. (See notes to vers16 , 17 , and 2 Corinthians 6:16. ) Tertullian cleverly and beautifully says (de Cultu Femin. c. i.) that the guardian and high-priestess of this temple is chastity. He says: "Since we are all the temple of God, because endowed and consecrated with the Holy Spirit, the guardian and high-priestess of His temple is chastity, who suffers nothing unclean, nothing unholy to be carried in, lest God, who inhabits it, be offended, and leave His polluted shrine." The faithful and just is therefore a temple in which by grace dwe...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Of this same thing in the first to the Corinthians: "Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body."
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Gregory The Dialogist

AD 604
And again: "What! know ye not that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God? "
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Ignatius of Antioch

AD 108
There is nothing which is hid from God, but our very secrets are near to Him. Let us therefore do all things as those who have Him dwelling in us, that we may be His temples.
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John Chrysostom

AD 407
3. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you? He did not merely say, of the Spirit, but, which is in you; which was the part of one who also was soothing. And again, explaining himself still further, he added, which you have from God. He mentioned Him that gave also, both exalting the hearer and putting him in fear, both by the magnitude of the deposit, and by the munificence of Him that made it. And you are not your own. This is not only to abash, but even to force men towards virtue. For why, says he; doest thou what you will? You are not your own master. But these things he said, not to take away free-will. For so in saying, All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient, he does not take away our liberty. And here again, writing, You are not your own; he makes no infringement upon freedom of choice, but he leads away from vice and indicates the guardian care of the Lord. And therefore he added, For you were bought with a price. ...
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Severian of Gabala

AD 425
The fornicator is also guilty of impiety, for by doing harm to his body he has corrupted the temple of the Holy Spirit. .
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Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
But in the apostle's it is "the temple of God". (in) us of the Holy Spirit, we are all "the temple of God". So far as I know, "we are not our own, but bought with a price; ". Of "temple of God". "glorify and extol the Lord in your body."
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Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
In the Platonic view, the body is a prison; in that of Paul, it is the temple of God because it is in Christ.
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The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
Ye ought to be wholly free from all sinful actions; "for you are not your own, but His that bought you"
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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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