But you have intimately known my teaching, life, aims, faith, patience, love, resignation,
and the persecutions and sufferings which I have endured; the things which happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra. You know the persecutions I endured, and how the Lord delivered me out of them all.
And indeed every one who is determined to live a godly life as a follower of Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
But bad men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, misleading and being misled.
But you must cling to the things which you have learnt and have been taught to believe, knowing who your teachers were,
and that from infancy you have known the sacred writings which are able to make you wise to obtain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Every Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for convincing, for correction of error, and for instruction in right doing;
so that the man of God may himself be complete and may be perfectly equipped for every good work.