12 Indeed, all who desire to (A)live a godly life in Christ Jesus (B)will be persecuted, 13 while (C)evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and (D)being deceived. 14 But as for you, (E)continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it 15 and how (F)from childhood you have been acquainted with (G)the sacred writings, (H)which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 (I)All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that (J)the man of God[b] may be complete, (K)equipped (L)for every good work.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:14 The Greek for whom is plural
  2. 2 Timothy 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression)

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