If thou lay these things before the brethren, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, as one brought up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.
Therefore every teacher, who has been thus instructed in the knowledge of the kingdom of heaven, is like a master of a family, who brings forth out of his store things new and old.
Jesus answered them and said, The doctrine that I teach is not mine, but his that sent me.
Watch therefore, remembering that for the space of three years I ceased not by night and by day to warn every one with tears.
I have shewed you in all things, that by labouring thus ye ought to support the infirm; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, who said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
However, I have written to you, brethren, somewhat the more freely, in reminding you of your duty; because of the favor bestowed upon me by God,
Let a man so account of us, as the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
For this end have I sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved son and faithful in the Lord, who will bring to your remembrance my ways in Christ, how I teach every where in every church.
Who hath also fitted us to be ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.
but in every thing approving ourselves as the ministers of God; by much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
but holding the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him, who is the head, even Christ:
But that ye also may know my affairs, and what I am doing here, Tychicus a beloved brother, and a faithful minister in the Lord, shall make all known to you: whom I have sent to you,
But in what we have attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
and not adhering to the head, from which all the body, being supplied and held together as by joints and bands, increaseth with the increase of God.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another by psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude singing in your hearts to the Lord.
All things concerning me will Tychicus make known to you, who is a beloved brother, and faithful minister, and fellow-servant in the Lord:
and sent Timothy our brother, and a minister of God, and our fellow-labourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you concerning your faith;
Take heed to thyself, and to thy doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this, thou wilt both save thyself and those that hear thee.
These things teach and exhort. If any one teach otherwise, and adhere not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine which is according to godliness;
for which cause I remind thee to stir up the gift of God which is in thee through the imposition of my hands.
These things remind them of, charging them before the Lord not to contend about words, which is profitable for nothing, and tends to the subversion of the hearers.
But thou art well acquainted with my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions,
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learnt, and been assured of, knowing from whom thou hast learned them;
For the time will come, when they will not bear sound doctrine; but having itching ears, will heap up to themselves teachers after their own hearts:
in all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works, with uncorruptness in teaching, gravity, sound doctrine that cannot be condemned;
and envies, and all evil-speakings, as new-born babes desire that rational milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby:
Wherefore I will not neglect to put you always in mind of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth.
This second epistle, my beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your sincere mind in remembrance,
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God: but he, that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, hath both the Father and the Son.