CEBCommon English Bible
20In a mansion, there aren’t just gold and silver bowls but also some bowls that are made of wood and clay. Some are meant for special uses, some for garbage.#Or dishonorable purposes 21So if anyone washes filth off themselves, they will be set apart as a "special bowl." They will be useful to the owner of the mansion for every sort of good work.
Avoid conflict with opponents
22Run away from adolescent cravings. Instead, pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace together with those who confess the Lord with a clean heart. 23Avoid foolish and thoughtless discussions, since you know that they produce conflicts. 24God’s slave shouldn’t be argumentative but should be kind toward all people, able to teach, patient, 25and should correct opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will change their mind and give them a knowledge of the truth. 26They may come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap that holds them captive to do his will.
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