15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[a] a worker (A)who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 2:15 That is, one approved after being tested

16 (A)All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that (B)the man of God[a] may be complete, (C)equipped (D)for every good work.

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression)

17 (A)Sanctify them[a] in the truth; (B)your word is truth.

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  1. John 17:17 Greek Set them apart (for holy service to God)

12 (A)I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

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Final Instructions and Greetings

17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles (A)contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; (B)avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but (C)their own appetites,[a] and (D)by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

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  1. Romans 16:18 Greek their own belly

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, (A)does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching (B)has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, (C)do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, 11 for whoever greets him (D)takes part in his wicked works.

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The Temple of the Living God

14 (A)Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For (B)what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or (C)what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 (D)What accord has Christ with Belial?[a] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For (E)we are the temple of the living God; as God said,

(F)“I will make my dwelling among them and (G)walk among them,
    and (H)I will be their God,
    and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore (I)go out from their midst,
    and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
    then I will welcome you,
18 (J)and I will be a father to you,
    and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:15 Greek Beliar

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