And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end:…
But what are the great educators of the world — those who insensibly mould us, or to which we resort for influence upon our own or others' lives? Are they moral maxims, wise sayings, proverbs, and " saws"? Is it not rather example? These axioms and maxims, proverbs and precepts, are but the instruments by which we clench the truths which example has driven into the mind. They are the labels which we affix to the illustrated lessons — the pictures and the models. At all events, we none of us begin to live by principles. These may come afterwards to be our sufficient instructors, but I much doubt whether one in a hundred men has ever adopted a principle of life until some signal example of it has convinced him of its worth.
(G. W. Conder.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: