2 Timothy Chapter 2

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 2

1-7 You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard about me from many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who will also teach others. You, therefore, endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life that he may please him who enlisted him to be a soldier. If a man competes in sports, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The husbandman who labors must be first to partake of the harvest. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

8-10 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, in which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to bondage; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11-13 It is a faithful saying: For if we died with him, we should also live with him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us. If we do not believe, he remains faithful; He cannot deny himself.

14-19 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord that they do not strive about words to no profit but to undermine the hearers. Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman who needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun vain and profane babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. And their message would spread like cancer, as with Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already passed, and they overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those who are his, and, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

20-26 But in a great house, there are vessels of gold and silver and wood and clay, some for honor, and some for dishonor. Therefore, if a man purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and useful for the master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, charity, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But avoid foolish and ignorant questions, knowing that they generate strife. And the servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all men, able to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those who are in opposition, if God perhaps would give them repentance, that they may acknowledge the truth, and that they may come to their senses and break free from the snare of the devil, who were taken captive by him to do his will.

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