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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11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica,(A) for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures(B) every day to see if what Paul said was true.(C)

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20 Consult God’s instruction(A) and the testimony of warning.(B) If anyone does not speak according to this word, they have no light(C) of dawn.

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