»Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
For the scripture says, »You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,« and, »The laborer deserves his wages.«
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
Avoid godless chatter, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
Anyone who runs ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ does not have God; he who abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, »How did this man get such learning, having never studied?«
16 Jesus answered them, »My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
17 If anyone is willing to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I speak on my own authority.
18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.