1 Peter 2:11

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
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Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
Qu circa admirabilis quoque Petrus: "Charis Simi, inquit, obsecro vos tanquam advernas et peregrinos, abstinete vos a carnal bus desideriis, quae militant ad versus animam, conversationem vest ram inter gentes habentes bonam: quoniam sic est voluntas Dei, ut bene facientes obmutescere faciatis imprudentium hominum ignorant am; quasi liberi, et non quasi velamen habentes malitiae libertatem, sed ut servi Dei." ...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
And similarly Peter exhorts: "As strangers "says he, "and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify the Lord."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
I beseech you to refrain from all unlawful and disorderly passions, that the Gentiles not yet converted may have nothing to blame in your lives and conversation, but may be edified and induced to praise God. (Witham)

Polycarp of Smyrna

AD 155
The lusts that are in the world, since "every lust warreth against the spirit; "

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
Avoid not the persons, but the sentiments, of the wicked. "Abstain from fleshly and worldly lusts."

The Didache

AD 100
4. Abstain thou from fleshly and worldly lusts.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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