holding fast the faithful word, according as he hath been taught, that he may be able both to instruct in sound doctrine, and to convince gainsayers.
parricides, murderers, whoremongers, sodomites, kidnappers, liars, false-swearers, and if there be any thing else contrary to that sound doctrine,
Therefore, brethren, be steady, and hold fast the traditions, which ye have been taught, whether by word or by our letter.
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;
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
It is a truth highly to be believed, and worthy to be received by all, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners:---of whom I am one of the chief.
For he disputed vehemently with the Jews in public, proving by the scriptures, that Jesus was the Christ.
But if all prophesy, and there come in an unbeliever, or one unlearned, he is convinced by all, he is judged by all.
yet try all things, and hold fast that which is good.
having faith and a good conscience, which some putting away have made shipwreck concerning the faith:
and the things which thou hast heard from me, before many witnesses, these commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
with meekness instructing those of different sentiments, not knowing but God may give them repentance to the acknowledgement of the truth;
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;
Beloved, having an earnest desire to write to you concerning the common salvation, I was under a necessity of writing to exhort you that ye would strive earnestly for the faith which was once delivered to the saints.
but what ye have hold fast till I come.
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent: for if thou be not watchful, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come upon thee.
Behold, I come quickly; hold fast what thou hast, that no one may take thy crown.