16 All Scripture is God-breathed(A) and is useful for teaching,(B) rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,(C) 17 so that the servant of God[a](D) may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.(E)

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,

19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable,(A) and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light(B) shining in a dark place, until the day dawns(C) and the morning star(D) rises in your hearts.(E) 20 Above all, you must understand(F) that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God(G) as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.(H)

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18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll:(A) If anyone adds anything to them,(B) God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll.(C) 19 And if anyone takes words away(D) from this scroll of prophecy,(E) God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life(F) and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

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