24 And (A)the Lord's servant[a] must not be quarrelsome but (B)kind to everyone, (C)able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents (D)with gentleness. God (E)may perhaps grant them repentance (F)leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from (G)the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:24 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

22 But (A)the fruit of the Spirit is (B)love, joy, peace, patience, (C)kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 (D)gentleness, (E)self-control; (F)against such things there is no law.

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Bear One Another's Burdens

Brothers,[a] (A)if anyone is caught in any transgression, (B)you who are spiritual should restore him in (C)a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

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Footnotes

  1. Galatians 6:1 Or Brothers and sisters; also verse 18

(A)Love is patient and (B)kind; love (C)does not envy or boast; it (D)is not arrogant or rude. It (E)does not insist on its own way; it (F)is not irritable or resentful;[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 13:5 Greek irritable and does not count up wrongdoing

Paul Defends His Ministry

10 (A)I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the (B)meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away!—

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12 (A)Put on then, as (B)God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, (C)compassionate hearts, (D)kindness, (E)humility, meekness, and patience,

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Fight the Good Fight of Faith

11 But as for you, (A)O man of God, (B)flee these things. (C)Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

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