And what thou hast heard from me by many witnesses, these things lay by for faithful men, who will be sufficient to teach others also.
This proclamation I set before thee, child Timothy, according to the gifts of prophecy led before upon thee, that thou in them mightest war the good warfare;
Contend earnestly the good contest of faith, take hold upon eternal life, into which thou wert also called, and hast confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
And I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, having strengthened me, for he deemed me faithful, having set me in the service;
Not so my servant Moses; he was faithful in all my house.
And I raised up to me a faithful priest, as in my heart and in my soul he shall do: and I built to him a faithful house; and he went before my Messiah all the days.
For Ezra prepared his heart to seek the law of Jehovah, and to do, and to teach in Israel the law and judgment.
And thou Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God that is in thy hand, appoint judges and tribunals to be judging for all the people that are beyond the river, to all knowing the laws of thy God; and those not knowing ye shall cause to know.
And I shall command Hanani my brother, and Hananiah chief of the fortress, over Jerusalem, for he is as a man of truth, and fearing God above many.
Mine eyes are upon the faithful of the earth, to dwell with me: he walking in a blameless way, he shall serve me.
The unjust messenger shall fall into evil: and a messenger of faithfulness is healing.
The prophet whom with him a dream, he will recount a dream; and whom my word with him, he will speak my word in truth. What to the straw with the grain? says Jehovah.
For the lips of the priest shall watch knowledge, and they shall seek the law from his mouth: for he is the messenger of Jehovah of armies.
And he said to them, Therefore every scribe, having been a disciple in the kingdom of the heavens, is like to a man, master of a house, who casts out from his treasure new things and old.
Behold, I have told you beforehand.
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, which the Lord will set over his household, to give the allowance of wheat in due time?
He faithful in the least, is also faithful in much: and he unjust in the least, is also unjust in much.
And besides it is sought in stewards, that any one be found faithful.
As also ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellowservant, who is a faithful servant of Christ for you;
Therefore an overseer must be irreprehensible, husband of one wife, sober, of sound mind, well arranged, hospitable, giving instruction;
These having laid down to the brethren, thou shalt be a good servant of Jesus Christ, brought up in the words of faith and good doctrine, which thou bast closely followed.
Neglect not the power which in thee, which was given thee by the gift of prophecy, with the putting on of hands of the council of elders.
Hold the model of sound words, which thou didst hear of me, in the faith and love which in Christ Jesus.
And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all, giving instruction, enduring evil,
And thou hast closely followed my doctrine, mode of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience,
And remain thou in what things thou bast learned and hast been convinced of, knowing of whom thou hast learned;
For this I left thee in Crete, that thou shouldest rectify things left behind, and set elders in the city, as I directed thee:
Wherefore in all things it was necessary to be made like to the brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful chief priest in things towards God, in order to propitiate for the sin of the people.
Faithful to him having made him, as also Moses in his whole house.
Neither be afraid of what things thou art about to suffer: behold, the accuser is about to cast of you into prison, that ye might be tried; and ye shall have pressure ten days: be thou faithful until death, and I will give thee the crown of life.