persecutions, sufferings--what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch,1 Iconium2 and Lystra,3 the persecutions I endured.4 Yet the Lord rescued5 me from all of them.612
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,713
while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse,8 deceiving and being deceived.914
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,1015
and how from infancy11 you have known the holy Scriptures,12 which are able to make you wise13 for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is God-breathed14 and is useful for teaching,15 rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,1617
so that the man of God17 may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.18