Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.