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Thou therefore, my sonne, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Iesus.
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And what things thou hast heard of me, by many witnesses, ye same deliuer to faithfull men, which shalbe able to teache other also.
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Thou therefore suffer affliction as a good souldier of Iesus Christ.
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No man that warreth, entangleth himselfe with the affaires of this life, because he woulde please him that hath chosen him to be a souldier.
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And if any man also striue for a Masterie, he is not crowned, except he striue as he ought to doe.
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The husbandman must labour before he receiue the fruites.
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Consider what I say: and the Lord giue thee vnderstanding in all things:
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Remember that Iesus Christ, made of the seede of Dauid, was raysed againe from the dead according to my Gospel,
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Wherein I suffer trouble as an euill doer, euen vnto bondes: but the worde of God is not bounde.
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Therefore I suffer all things, for the elects sake, that they might also obtaine the saluation which is in Christ Iesus, with eternall glorie.
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It is a true saying, For if we be dead together with him, we also shall liue together with him.
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If we suffer, we shall also reigne together with him: if we denie him, he also will denie vs.
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If we beleeue not, yet abideth he faithfull: he cannot denie himselfe.
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Of these things put them in remembrance, and protest before the Lord, that they striue not about wordes, which is to no profit, but to the peruerting of the hearers.
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Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workeman that needeth not to be ashamed, diuiding the worde of trueth aright.
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Stay prophane, and vaine babblings: for they shall encrease vnto more vngodlinesse.
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And their worde shall fret as a canker: of which sort is Hymeneus and Philetus,
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Which as concerning ye trueth haue erred from the marke, saying that the resurrection is past alreadie, and do destroy the faith of certaine.
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But the foundation of God remaineth sure, and hath this seale, The Lord knoweth who are his: and, Let euery one that calleth on the Name of Christ, depart from iniquitie.
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Notwithstanding in a great house are not onely vessels of gold & of siluer, but also of wood and of earth, and some for honour, and some vnto dishonour.
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If any man therefore purge him selfe from these, he shalbe a vessell vnto honour, sanctified, and meete for the Lord, and prepared vnto euery good worke.
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Flee also from the lustes of youth, and follow after righteousnes, faith, loue, and peace, with them that call on the Lorde with pure heart,
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And put away foolish and vnlearned questions, knowing that they ingender strife.
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But the seruant of ye Lord must not striue, but must be gentle toward all men, apt to teache, suffering the euill,
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Instructing them with meekenesse that are contrary minded, prouing if God at any time will giue them repentance, that they may acknowledge the trueth,
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And come to amendement out of that snare of the deuil, of whom they are taken prisoners, to doe his will.