For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,(A) but gives us power,(B) love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed(C) of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner.(D) Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel,(E) by the power of God. He has saved(F) us and called(G) us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done(H) but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed(I) through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus,(J) who has destroyed death(K) and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel(L) I was appointed(M) a herald and an apostle and a teacher.(N) 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame,(O) because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard(P) what I have entrusted to him until that day.(Q)

13 What you heard from me,(R) keep(S) as the pattern(T) of sound teaching,(U) with faith and love in Christ Jesus.(V) 14 Guard(W) the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.(X)

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