"Every one, therefore, who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
All Scripture is divinely inspired and is useful for teaching, for proof, for correction of error, for education in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
The elders who preside well should be thought worthy of double salary, especially those who labor in speaking and teaching.
For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox while he is treading out the grain," and the workman deserves his wages.
The message of Christ must dwell in you richly, as you teach in all wisdom and admonish one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs and sing with grace in your hearts to God.
All that was written of old was written for our instruction, in order that by patience and by the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope.
But shun profane and empty talk. It will grow into greater impiety,
and its teachings will spread like a gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort.
Every one who goes forward and does not remain in the teaching of Christ is without God. He who remains in the teaching, he has the Father and the Son.
14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the Temple courts and began teaching.
15 The Jews were astonished and said, "How does this man know books when he has never been educated?"
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17 Jesus answered them, "If any one wills to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God or I am speaking out of my own mind.
18 One who speaks out of his own mind is seeking his own glory. He who seeks the glory of him who sent him \'97 he is true, and wickedness is not in him.