Final Instructions and Greetings
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles x contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; y avoid them.
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but z their own appetites, and a by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
For b your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you c to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil.
d The God of peace e will soon crush Satan under your feet. f The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
g Timothy, my fellow worker, greets you; so do Lucius and Jason and Sosipater, my kinsmen.
I Tertius, h who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord.
i Gaius, who is host to me and to the whole church, greets you. Erastus, the city treasurer, and our brother Quartus, greet you.
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1 Timothy 1:3
As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine.
1 Timothy 6:3
If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness.
2 John 1:10
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting.
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
2 Timothy 3:4
Treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
"For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise' - in doing evil! But how to do good they know not."
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
Luke 10:17 - 19
The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
1 Corinthians 16:23
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.
1 Corinthians 16:21
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand.
1 Corinthians 1:14
I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius.
So the city was filled with the confusion, and they rushed together into the theater, dragging with them Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians who were Paul's companions in travel.
Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus.
3 John 1:1
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.