15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm(A) and hold fast to the teachings[a] we passed on to you,(B) whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,(C) who loved us(D) and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage(E) your hearts and strengthen(F) you in every good deed and word.

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  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 Or traditions