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Jude 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Occasion of the Letter

Beloved, while eagerly preparing to write to you about the salvation we share, I find it necessary to write and appeal to you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

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1 Timothy 6:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made[a] the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 6:12 Gk confessed
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Philippians 1:27 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

27 Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel,

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Revelation 12:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not cling to life even in the face of death.

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Jude 20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit;

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Hebrews 13:22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Final Exhortation and Greetings

22 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 13:22 Gk brothers
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Titus 1:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

To Titus, my loyal child in the faith we share:

Grace[a] and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Footnotes:

  1. Titus 1:4 Other ancient authorities read Grace, mercy,
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2 Timothy 4:7-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

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1 Timothy 1:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 I am giving you these instructions, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies made earlier about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight,

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Acts 13:46-47 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

46 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you reject it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,

‘I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles,
    so that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

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Revelation 2:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Beware, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

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Galatians 2:5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

we did not submit to them even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might always remain with you.

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Acts 4:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”

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Isaiah 45:22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Turn to me and be saved,
    all the ends of the earth!
    For I am God, and there is no other.

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Deuteronomy 9:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 And the Lord gave me the two stone tablets written with the finger of God; on them were all the words that the Lord had spoken to you at the mountain out of the fire on the day of the assembly.

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Jude 17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Warnings and Exhortations

17 But you, beloved, must remember the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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2 Peter 3:1-2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Promise of the Lord’s Coming

This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you; in them I am trying to arouse your sincere intention by reminding you that you should remember the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets, and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken through your apostles.

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2 Peter 1:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Salutation

Simeon[a] Peter, a servant[b] and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received a faith as precious as ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:[c]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Other ancient authorities read Simon
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 Gk slave
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 Or of our God and the Savior Jesus Christ
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1 Peter 5:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Final Greetings and Benediction

12 Through Silvanus, whom I consider a faithful brother, I have written this short letter to encourage you and to testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.

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2 Timothy 1:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

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1 Thessalonians 2:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.

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Colossians 1:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters[a] in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:2 Gk brothers
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