12 2Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 3love, faith and purity, show yourself 4an example of those who believe.
13 5Until I come, give attention to the public 6reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through 7prophetic utterance with 8the laying on of hands by the 9presbytery.
15 Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
16 10Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will 11ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.