Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing those from whom you learned,
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.
Maintain [your] competence and discretion. My son, don't lose sight of them.
he taught me and said: "Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live.
Get wisdom, get understanding; don't forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.
Don't abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you; love her, and she will guard you.
Wisdom is supreme-- so get wisdom. And whatever else you get, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her, she will honor you.
Buy-- and do not sell-- truth, wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
Just one thing: live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith of the gospel,
but test all things. Hold on to what is good.
holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it.
But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household, whose household we are if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope.
Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens-- Jesus the Son of God-- let us hold fast to the confession.
Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all.
But hold on to what you have until I come.
Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.
I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one takes your crown.
I possess good advice and competence; I have understanding and strength.
an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of the immature, having in the law the full expression of knowledge and truth--
But thank God that, although you used to be slaves of sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,
for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching
If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness,
But you must speak what is consistent with sound teaching.
Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints
and the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.