holding fast the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in the healthful doctrine, and to convict those who contradict.
for fornicators, for sodomites, for man-stealers, for liars, for false swearers; and whatever else is contrary to healthful teaching;
So, then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the instructions which ye were taught, whether through speech, or through letter of ours.
If anyone teaches otherwise, and consents not to healthful words, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the teaching according to godliness,
Hold the pattern of healthful words which you heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief;
for powerfully was he refuting the Jews publicly, showing by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.
But, if all prophesy, and there come in one who is unbelieving or unlearned, he is convicted by all, he is judged by all:
but prove all things, hold fast that which is good.
holding faith, and a good conscience, which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith;
And the things which you heard from me, through many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who will be competent to teach others also.
in meekness correcting those opposing themselves, if peradventure God should give them repentance to a full knowledge of the truth,
For there will be a time when they will not endure the healthful teaching; but, having itching ears, they will for themselves heap up teachers according to their own desires;
whom it is needful to reduce to silence: who, indeed, are overthrowing whole houses, teaching what they ought not, for the sake of base gain.
in all things showing yourself an example of good works; in teaching, showing incorruptness, gravity,
Beloved, while giving all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, I was constrained to write to you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
nevertheless, that which ye have, hold fast till I come.
Remember, therefore, how you have received, and did hear; and keep it, and repent. If, therefore, you do not watch, I will come as a thief, and you shall not know at what hour I will come upon you.
I am coming speedily; hold fast that which you have, that no one take your crown.