14 You, however, (A)continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that (B)from childhood you have known (C)the sacred writings which are able to (D)give you the wisdom that leads to (E)salvation through faith which is in (F)Christ Jesus. 16 (G)All Scripture is [a]inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for [b]rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that (H)the man or woman of God may be [c]fully capable, (I)equipped for every good work.

Preach the Word

(J)I solemnly exhort you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to (K)judge the living and the dead, and by His (L)appearing and His kingdom: preach (M)the word; be ready [d]in season and out of season; (N)correct, rebuke, and [e]exhort, with [f]great (O)patience and instruction. For (P)the time will come when they will not tolerate (Q)sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they (R)will turn their ears away from the truth and (S)will turn aside to myths.


  1. 2 Timothy 3:16 Lit God-breathed
  2. 2 Timothy 3:16 Or reprimand
  3. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or proficient
  4. 2 Timothy 4:2 I.e., whether it is convenient or not
  5. 2 Timothy 4:2 Or encourage
  6. 2 Timothy 4:2 Lit all

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