Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead,(A) descended from David.(B) This is my gospel,(C) for which I am suffering(D) even to the point of being chained(E) like a criminal. But God’s word(F) is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure everything(G) for the sake of the elect,(H) that they too may obtain the salvation(I) that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.(J)

11 Here is a trustworthy saying:(K)

If we died with him,
    we will also live with him;(L)
12 if we endure,
    we will also reign with him.(M)
If we disown him,
    he will also disown us;(N)
13 if we are faithless,
    he remains faithful,(O)
    for he cannot disown himself.

Dealing With False Teachers

14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words;(P) it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.(Q)

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