An Unashamed Worker

14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly (A)exhort them in the presence of God not to (B)dispute about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the listeners. 15 Be diligent to (C)present yourself approved to God as a worker who [a]does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling (D)the word of truth. 16 But (E)avoid (F)worldly and empty chatter, for [b]it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their [c]talk will spread like [d]gangrene. Among them are (G)Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 men who have gone astray from the truth, claiming that (H)the resurrection has already taken place; and they are jeopardizing (I)the faith of some.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:15 Or has no reason to
  2. 2 Timothy 2:16 Lit they will make further progress in ungodliness
  3. 2 Timothy 2:17 Lit word
  4. 2 Timothy 2:17 Or cancer

24 (A)The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, (B)skillful in teaching, patient when wronged,

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