Likewise, urge (A)the younger men to be self-controlled.

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Remember Your Creator in Your Youth

12 Remember also your Creator in (A)the days of your youth, before (B)the evil days come and the years draw near of which (C)you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;

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13 I am writing to you, fathers,
    because you know (A)him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
    because (B)you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, children,
    because (C)you know the Father.

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Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. (A)Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for (B)“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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Instructions for the Church

(A)Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, (B)younger men as brothers,

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(A)Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. (B)Walk in the ways of your heart and (C)the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things (D)God will bring you into judgment.

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The Lord Will Pour Out His Spirit

28 [a] (A)“And it shall come to pass afterward,
    that (B)I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
(C)your sons and (D)your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:28 Ch 3:1 in Hebrew

12 Young men and maidens together,
    old men and children!

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the young men saw me and withdrew,
    and the aged rose and stood;

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