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with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
Then He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel."
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.