Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,
nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also am.
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.
Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,