If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.122
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love2 and peace, along with those who call on the Lord 3 out of a pure heart.423
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.524
And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.625
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,726
and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil,8 who has taken them captive to do his will.