In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
For I give you sound teaching;
Do not abandon my instruction.
Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.
And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”
So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me.
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God,
Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church.
who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses,
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.
however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified,
like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.
This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,
Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.
Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.