wherein I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even unto bonds. But the Word of God is not bound.
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him;
if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us;
if we believe not, yet He abideth faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit but to the subverting of the hearers.
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
But shun profane and vain babblings, for they will increase unto more ungodliness,
and their word will eat as doth a canker -- among whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrowing the faith of some.
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal: "The Lord knoweth those who are His," and, "Let every one who nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."