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17 Their evil teaching will spread like a sickness inside the body. Hymenaeus and Philetus are men like that. 18 They have left the true teaching. They say that the rising from death of all men has already taken place. And those two men are destroying the faith of some people. 19 But God’s strong foundation continues to stand. These words are written on that foundation: “The Lord knows those who belong to him.”[a] And also these words are written on that foundation, “Everyone who says that he believes in the Lord must stop doing wrong.”

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  1. 2:19 “The Lord . . . him.” Quotation from Numbers 16:5.

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