2 Timothy 2:14-24 NAS

An Unashamed Workman

14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly 1charge them in the presence of God not to 2wrangle about words, which is useless * and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

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15 Be diligent to 3present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling 4the word of truth.

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16 But 5avoid 6worldly and empty chatter, for ait will lead to further ungodliness,

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    • q 2:16 - Lit "they will make further progress in ungodliness"
      17 and their btalk will spread like cgangrene. Among them are 7Hymenaeus and Philetus,

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        • r 2:17 - Lit "word"
        • s 2:17 - Or "cancer"
          18 men who have gone astray from the truth saying that 8the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset 9the faith of some.

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          19 Nevertheless, the 10firm foundation of God stands, having this 11seal, "12The Lord knows those who are His," and, "13Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."

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          20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and 14some to honor and some to dishonor.

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          21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from 15these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, 16prepared for every good work.

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          22 Now 17flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, 18faith, love and peace, with those who 19call on the Lord 20from a pure heart.

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          23 But refuse foolish and ignorant 21speculations, knowing that they 22produce dquarrels.

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          24 23The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, 24able to teach, patient when wronged,

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