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  • You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

  • And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men

  • who will be able to teach others also.

  • Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

  • No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks

  • to please the recruiter.

  • Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according

  • to the rules.

  • The hardworking farmer ought to be the first to get a share of the crops.

  • Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

  • Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David.

  • This is according to my gospel.

  • I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God's message is not

  • bound.

  • This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which

  • is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

  • This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him;

  • if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;

  • if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

  • Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this

  • is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

  • Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn't need to be ashamed,

  • correctly teaching the word of truth.

  • But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.

  • And their word will spread like gangrene; Hymenaeus and Philetus are among them.

  • They have deviated from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place,

  • and are overturning the faith of some.

  • Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription: The Lord knows

  • those who are His, and Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from unrighteousness.

  • Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver bowls, but also those of wood and

  • clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.

  • So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument,

  • set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

  • Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who

  • call on the Lord from a pure heart.

  • But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.

  • The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and

  • patientinstructing his opponents with gentleness.

  • Perhaps God will grant them repentance leading them to the knowledge of the truth.

  • Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil's trap, having been captured by

  • him to do his will.

You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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