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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:13 reading. As interim pastor of the church at Ephesus, it was important for Timothy both to do and to encourage much reading (both of the Scriptures and of other worthwhile books), to exhort the congregation to stronger Christian living, and to teach them sound doctrine. This is good counsel for all Christian leaders today as well. The admonition to “give attendance” is the same in the Greek as “continue steadfastly” (Acts 2:42).

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