12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame,(A) because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard(B) what I have entrusted to him until that day.(C)

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

Examples of Disloyalty and Loyalty

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

16 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus,(M) because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed(N) of my chains.(O) 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 18 May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day!(P) You know very well in how many ways he helped me(Q) in Ephesus.(R)

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