We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing over differences of opinion.
In every way I showed you that by working hard like this we should help the weak and remember the words that the Lord Jesus himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.
to proclaim the message. Be ready to do this whether or not the time is convenient. Refute, warn, and encourage with the utmost patience when you teach.
Strengthen the feeble hands, and support the stumbling knees.
"Comfort! Yes, comfort my people," says your God.
Like a shepherd, he tends his flock. He gathers the lambs in his arms, carries them close to his heart, and gently leads the mother sheep."
In all their distress he wasn't distressed, but the angel of his presence saved them; in his acts of love and in his acts of pity he redeemed them; he carried them and lifted them up all the days of old.
Their houses will be turned over to others their fields and wives together when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land," declares the LORD.
"Son of Man," he said, "I've appointed you to be a watchman over the house of Israel. Therefore when you hear a message that comes from me, you are to warn them for me.
and if he notices that violence is approaching and sounds an alarm to warn the people,
"I'm going to seek both the lost as well as the scattered, and bring them both back so their broken bones can be set and the sick can be healed. But in righteousness I'll exterminate the fat and the stiff-necked.'"
He will not snap off a broken reed or snuff out a smoldering wick until he has brought justice through to victory.
but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail. When you have come back, you must strengthen your brothers."
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs."
So be alert! Remember that for three years, night and day, I never stopped tearfully warning each of you.
I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.
Now we who are strong ought to be patient with the weaknesses of those who are not strong and must stop pleasing ourselves.
I'm not writing this to make you feel ashamed, but to warn you as my dear children.
Love is always patient; love is always kind; love is never envious or arrogant with pride. Nor is she conceited,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well.
demonstrating all expressions of humility, gentleness, and patience, accepting one another in love.
And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.
It is he whom we proclaim as we admonish and wisely teach everyone, so that we may present everyone mature in the Messiah.
Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children.
We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working you are busy interfering in other people's lives!
He must not drink excessively or be a violent person, but instead be gentle. He must not be argumentative or love money.
But you, man of God, must flee from all these things. Instead, you must pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, endurance, and gentleness.
A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
An elder must be blameless. He must be the husband of one wife and have children who are believers and who are not accused of having wild lifestyles or of being rebellious.
For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.
He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself is subject to weakness.