2 Timothy 2:11-21 NIV

11 Here is a trustworthy saying:1 If we died with him, we will also live with him;2

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12 if we endure, we will also reign with him.3 If we disown him, he will also disown us;4

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13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful,5 for he cannot disown himself.

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A Workman Approved by God

14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words;6 it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

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15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.7

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16 Avoid godless chatter,8 because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

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17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus9 and Philetus,

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18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place,10 and they destroy the faith of some.11

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19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm,12 sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his,"a13 and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord 14 must turn away from wickedness."

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    • a 2:19 - Num. 16:5 (see Septuagint)
      20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.15

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      21 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.16

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