1 Thessalonians Chapter 1

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 1

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2-5 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of our God and Father, knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance, as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

6-10 And you became followers of the Lord, and of us, having received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Ghost, so that you were examples to all who believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you, the word of the Lord sounded out not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has spread abroad so that we do not need to say anything. For they themselves show to us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2

1 Thessalonians Chapter 2

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 2

1-3 For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. But even after we had suffered before and were shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God with many conflicts. For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in trickery.

4-9 But as we were allowed by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so, we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts. For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from men, neither from you nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, even as a nursing mother cherishes her children. So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls, because you were dear to us. For you remember, brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, because we would not be burdensome to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

10-12 You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe, as you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children, that you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

13-16 For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you who believe. For you, brethren became followers of the churches of God, which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus. For you also have suffered the same things by your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us; and they did not please God, and are contrary to all men, forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their measure of continuous sins, for wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

17-20 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire. Therefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again, but Satan hindered us. For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For you are our glory and joy.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 3

1-5 Therefore when we could no longer endure, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone and sent Timothy, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow-laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith, that no man should be moved by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. For truly, when we were with you we told you before that we would suffer tribulation, just as it came to pass, as you know. For this reason, when I could no longer endure, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor be in vain.

6-8 But now that Timothy from you came to us, and brought us the good news of your faith and charity, and that you always have good remembrance of us, desiring greatly to see us, as we are to see you. Therefore, brethren, we were comforted in all our affliction and distress by your faith. For we now live if you stand fast in the Lord.

9-10 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God, night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

11-13 Now our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you, to the end that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

1 Thessalonians Chapter 4

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 4

1-2 Furthermore we urge you then brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more. For you know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

3-8 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication, that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the lust of strong sexual desire, like the Gentiles who know not God; that no man should take advantage of or defraud his brother in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness. Therefore, he that despises this does not despise man, but God, who has also given to us his Holy Spirit.

9-12 But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that I write to you, for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another, and indeed you do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; and that you learn to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk honestly toward those who are without, and that you may lack nothing.

13-14 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those who also sleepin Jesus God will also bring with him.

15-18 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will not precede those who are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall ever be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians Chapter 5

1 Thessalonians Chapter 5

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 5

1-10 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. When they shall say, Peace and safety: then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief. You are all children of light and the children of the day. We are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others, but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night, and those who are drunk are drunk in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

11 Therefore comfort one another, and edify one another, just as you also do.

12-13 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

14-15 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, and be patient toward all men. See that none render evil for evil to any man, but always follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

19-22 Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from all appearances of evil.

23-24 And may the very God of peace sanctify you completely, and I pray that your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is faithful who called you, who also will do it.

25 Brethren, pray for us.

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle is read to all the holy brethren.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 1

2 Thessalonians Chapter 1

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 1

1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3-10 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other abounds; so that we ourselves glory in you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer, seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who trouble you, and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them who know not God, and that do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; when he comes to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired on that day by all those who believe (because our testimony among you was believed).

11-12 Therefore we also pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 2

1-4 Now we urge you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together to him, that you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by a letter from us, as though the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, unless there comes a falling away first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

5-12 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. And then shall the wicked one be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. Even he, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception in those who perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, that they all might be damned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13-15 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16-17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3

2 Thessalonians Chapter 3

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 3

1-2 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men, for not all men have faith.

3-4 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things which we command you.

5 And may the Lord direct your hearts in the love of God, and in the patient waiting for Christ.

6-9 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; neither did we eat another man's bread for nothing, but with labor and toil we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we have no power, but to show ourselves an example for you to follow us.

10-12 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you disorderly, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13-15 But you, brethren, be not weary in well-doing. And if any man does not obey our word in this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now the Lord of peace himself will always give you peace by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17 This salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle, so I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

1 Timothy Chapter 1

1 Timothy Chapter 1

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 1

1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our hope, to Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace and mercy and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

3-7 As I urged you to remain in Ephesus when I went to Macedonia, that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which causes confusion, rather than godly edification which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of sincere faith, from which some having strayed have turned aside to vain babblings, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor the things they affirm.

8-11 But we know that the law is good if a man uses it lawfully, knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

12-17 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formally a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a dangerous man. But I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. However, for this reason, I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who should hereafter believe in him for everlasting life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

18-20 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which were made concerning you, that by them you may wage a good warfare, having faith, and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning faith have become shipwreck, of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy Chapter 2

1 Timothy Chapter 2

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 2

1-7 Therefore I exhort, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and humility. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ and do not lie;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

8-15 I desire therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath or doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or expensive clothing, but proper for women professing godliness with good works. Let the woman learn in silence with all submission, as I do not allow a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived fell into transgression. Nevertheless, she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with steadiness.

1 Timothy Chapter 3

1 Timothy Chapter 3

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 3

1-7 This is a true saying, If a man desires the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, able to teach, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he falls into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he falls into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8-13 Likewise, the deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given too much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them serve in the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be reverent, not slanderers, sober, and faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served the office of a deacon well obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

14-16 These things I write to you, hoping to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy Chapter 4

1 Timothy Chapter 4

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 4

1-5 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

6-11 If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and the good doctrine you have acquired. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise yourself rather to godliness. For bodily exercise profits little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. Therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially those who believe. These things command and teach.

12-16 Let no man despise your youth, but you be an example to the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may appear to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you shall save both yourself and those who hear you.

1 Timothy Chapter 5

1 Timothy Chapter 5

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 5

1-2 Do not rebuke an elder, but exhort him as a father, and the younger men as brethren; the older women as mothers, the younger women as sisters, with all purity.

3-8 Honor widows who are indeed widows. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety at home and repay their parents, for that is good and acceptable before God. Now she who is indeed a widow, and desolate, trusts in God, continues in prayers and supplications night and day. But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives. And these things command that they may be blameless. But if anyone does not provide for his own, especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.

9-10 Do not let a widow under sixty years old be taken into the number, having been the wife of one man, well reported of for good works; if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.

11-16 But the younger widows refuse; for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry, having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith. And besides, they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. Therefore, I wish that the younger women marry, bear children, manage the house, and give the adversary no occasion to speak reproachfully. For some have already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman who believes has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who truly are widows.

17-20 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle the ox that treads out the corn, and, The laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not receive an accusation against an elder without two or three witnesses. Those who sin rebuke before all that others may also fear.

21-22 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins; keep yourself pure.

23 No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.

24-25 Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding some to judgment, and some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest now, and they that are otherwise cannot be hidden.

1 Timothy Chapter 6

1 Timothy Chapter 6

New Testament / First Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 6

1-2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine not be blasphemed. And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather serve them, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.

3-5 If any man teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, whereby comes envy, strife, railings, evil suspicions, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that godliness is a means of gain, from such withdraw yourself.

6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, let us be content. But those who are rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which some coveted after and have strayed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11-16 But you, O man of God, flee these things and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called, and have professed a good confession before many witnesses. I give you charge in the sight of God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in his own time he shall manifest, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach; whom no man has seen, nor can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

17-19 Charge those who are rich in this world that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they become rich in good works, ready to share, willing to give, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

20-21 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and contradictions of what is falsely called science, which some professing have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy Chapter 1

2 Timothy Chapter 1

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 1

1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3-7 I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did with a pure conscience, that without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy; when I call to remembrance the authentic faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that is in you also. Therefore I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

8-12 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but be a partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but has now been made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, whereby I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to him until that day.

13-14 Holdfast the form of sound words, which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you kept by the Holy Ghost which dwells in us.

15-18 This you know, that those in Asia all turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain, but when he was in Rome, he very diligently sought me out, and found me. The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day, and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.

2 Timothy Chapter 2

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 shall 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 has chosen 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 fruit. 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 evil doer, 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 by 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 of silver, but also of wood and of earth, 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's use, and 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.

2 Timothy Chapter 3

2 Timothy Chapter 3

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 3

1-9 But know this that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of those who are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof: from such people turn away. For of this sort are those who creep into houses and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away with various lusts, ever learning but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall progress no further, for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.

10-15 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, and afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured. But out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall become worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you continue in the things you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy Chapter 4

2 Timothy Chapter 4

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 4

1-5 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Admonish, exhort, and rebuke with all longsuffering and doctrine. But the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts they shall heap up for themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn their ears away from the truth, and will be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. From now on, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me on that day, not to me only, but also to all those who love his appearing.

9-13 Do your utmost to come to me shortly. For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is beneficial to me in the ministry. And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.

14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me muc evil. May the Lord reward him according to his works. You also be aware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

16 At my first defense no man stood with me, but all forsook me. I pray that God will not lay it to their charge.

17-18 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that through me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion, and the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will preserve me for his heavenly kingdom: to him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

19-20 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus stayed at Corinth, but Trophimus I have left sick at Miletum.

21 Do your utmost to come before winter. Eubulus greets you and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace, be with you. Amen.

Titus Chapter 1

Titus Chapter 1

New Testament / Epistle to Titus / Chapter 1

1-3 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began, but has in due time manifested his word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

5-9 For this cause I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I have appointed you. If any be blameless, the husband of one wife and having faithful children not accused of being unruly or insubordinate. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not given to filthy lucre, but hospitable, a lover of good things, sober, just, holy, and temperate, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince those who contradict the word.

10-16 For there are many unruly and idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of filthy lucre. One of them, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, and lazy gluttons. This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving there is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and a reprobate for every good work.

Titus Chapter 2

Titus Chapter 2

New Testament / Epistle to Titus / Chapter 2

1-5 But as for you, speak the things which lead to sound doctrine: That the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, and in patience. Likewise, the older women, that they are reverent in behavior, as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, and obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6-8 Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded. In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing incorruptibility, reverence, sincerity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, that he who is contrary to sound doctrine may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say about you.

9-10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters and be well-pleasing to them in all things, not answering back, not pilfering but showing loyalty, that all may adorn the good doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and our Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a special people, zealous for good works.

15 Speak these things, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Titus Chapter 3