But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.
And so 1 you know what holds him back, 2 so that he will be revealed in his own time.
And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.
I praise you 1 because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I passed them on to you.
and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.
as sorrowful, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
For the hidden power of lawlessness 1 is already at work. However, the one who holds him back 2 will do so until he is taken out of the way,
I wanted to keep him so that he could serve me in your place 1 during 2 my imprisonment for the sake of the gospel. 3
For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence 1 firm until the end.
But as for the seed that landed on good soil, these are the ones who, after hearing 1 the word, cling to it 2 with an honest and good 3 heart, and bear fruit with steadfast endurance. 4
So 1 the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place.’ Then, ashamed, 2 you will begin to move to the least important 3 place.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people 1 who suppress the truth by their 2 unrighteousness, 3
But now we have been released from the law, because we have died 1 to what controlled us, so that we may serve in the new life of the Spirit and not under the old written code. 2
those with tears like those not weeping, those who rejoice like those not rejoicing, those who buy like those without possessions,
The next morning 1 Jesus 2 departed and went to a deserted place. Yet 3 the crowds were seeking him, and they came to him and tried to keep him from leaving them.
So they slipped 1 the anchors 2 and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the linkage 3 that bound the steering oars 4 together. Then they hoisted 5 the foresail 6 to the wind and steered toward 7 the beach.
But Christ 1 is faithful as a son over God’s 2 house. We are of his house, 3 if in fact we hold firmly 4 to our confidence and the hope we take pride in. 5