Instructions for Ministry

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech,(A) in conduct,(B) in love,[a](C) in faith, and in purity.(D) 13 Until I come,(E) give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. 14 Don’t neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy,(F) with the laying on of hands(G) by the council of elders. 15 Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for in doing this you will save(H) both yourself and your hearers.(I)

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  1. 4:12 Other mss add in spirit,

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