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13-14 So keep my words in your mind as the pattern of sound teaching, given to you in the faith and love of Jesus Christ. Take the greatest care of the good things which were entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who lives within us.

Deserters—and a friend

15-18 You will know, I expect, that all those who were in Asia have turned against me, Phygelus and Hermogenes among them. But may the Lord have mercy on the household of Onesiphorus. Many times did that man put fresh heart into me, and he was not in the least ashamed of my being a prisoner in chains. Indeed, when he was in Rome he went to a great deal of trouble to find me—may the Lord grant he finds his mercy in that day!—and you well know in how many ways he helped me at Ephesus as well.

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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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