9 This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. o 10 In fact, we labor and strive p for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, q who is the Savior r of everyone, s especially of those who believe.
11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, t in conduct, u in love, v w in faith, in purity. x 13 Until I come, y give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, z with the laying on of hands a by the council of elders. 15 Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all.
4:10 Other * read and suffer reproach
4:12 Other * add in spirit
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