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13 Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.(A) 14 Guard this rich trust with the help of the holy Spirit that dwells within us.(B)

Paul’s Suffering. 15 [a](C)You know that everyone in Asia deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:15 Keen disappointment is expressed, here and later (2 Tm 4:16), that the Christians of the province of Asia, especially Phygelus and Hermogenes, should have abandoned the writer and done nothing to defend his case in court.

13 What you heard from me,(A) keep(B) as the pattern(C) of sound teaching,(D) with faith and love in Christ Jesus.(E) 14 Guard(F) the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.(G)

Examples of Disloyalty and Loyalty

15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia(H) has deserted me,(I) including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

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