Take the Levites out from among the children of Israel and make them clean.
Say to the children of Israel, If a man or a woman takes an oath to keep himself separate and give himself to the Lord;
If then you take me to be your friend and brother, take him in as myself.
Philemon 1:17 BBE
Be wise in your behaviour to those who are outside, making good use of the time.
Colossians 4:5 BBE
I then, the prisoner in the Lord, make this request from my heart, that you will see that your behaviour is a credit to the position which God’s purpose has given you,
1Co 9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
Am I not free? am I not an Apostle? have I not seen Jesus our Lord? are you not my work in the Lord?
If to others I am not an Apostle, at least I am one to you: for the fact that you are Christians is the sign that I am an Apostle.
My answer to those who are judging me is this.
Have we no right to take food and drink?
Have we no right to take about with us a Christian wife, like the rest of the Apostles, and the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?
Even so did the Lord give orders that the preachers of the good news might get their living from the good news.
For though I was free from all men, I made myself a servant to all, so that more might have salvation.