If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot be untrue to himself.
Remind believers about these things, and warn them in the sight of God not to quarrel over words. Quarreling doesn't do any good but only destroys those who are listening.
Do your best to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker who isn't ashamed to teach the word of truth correctly.
Avoid pointless discussions. People who [pay attention to these pointless discussions] will become more ungodly,
and what they say will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.
They have abandoned the truth. They are destroying the faith of others by saying that people who have died have already come back to life.
In spite of all that, God's [people] have a solid foundation. These words are engraved on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Whoever worships the Lord must give up doing wrong."
In a large house there are not only objects made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some objects are honored when they are used; others aren't.
Those who stop associating with dishonorable people will be honored. They will be set apart for the master's use, prepared to do good things.
Stay away from lusts which tempt young people. Pursue what has God's approval. Pursue faith, love, and peace together with those who worship the Lord with a pure heart.
Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments. You know they cause quarrels.