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.
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.
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.
And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
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.
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.
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,
You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness,
for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever:
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,