These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness.
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men,] apt to teach, patient,
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All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him,] being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
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And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
But unto the Son [he saith,] Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.
But to which of the angels said he at any times, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things [pertaining] to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
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But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
This [is] the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
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Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
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Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
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Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
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Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
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According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
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As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
(For the life was manifested, and we have seen [it,] and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
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My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, [then] have we confidence toward God.
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And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
If any man see his brother sin a sin [which is] not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
Having many things to write unto you, I would not [write] with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full.
But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace [be] to thee. [Our] friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it,] and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.
Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.