2 Timothy 2

Be Strong

1You therefore, my
Or child
b  son c  be strong in the grace that is in d  Christ Jesus.
2The things e  which you have heard from me in the presence of f  many witnesses, g  entrust these to h  faithful men who will be i  able to teach others also. 3 j  Suffer hardship with me, as a good k  soldier of l  Christ Jesus. 4No soldier in active service m  entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 5Also if anyone n  competes as an athlete, he
Lit is not crowned
does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
6 p  The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. 7Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

8Remember Jesus Christ q  risen from the dead r  descendant of David s  according to my gospel, 9
Lit in which
for which I u  suffer hardship even to v  imprisonment as a w  criminal; but x  the word of God y  is not imprisoned.
10For this reason z  I endure all things for aa  the sake of those who are chosen ab  so that they also may obtain the ac  salvation which is in ad  Christ Jesus and with it ae  eternal glory. 11 af  It is a trustworthy statement: For ag  if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;
12If we endure ah  we will also reign with Him;
If we
Lit will deny
aj  deny Him, He also will deny us;
13If we are faithless ak  He remains faithful, for al  He cannot deny Himself.

An Unashamed Workman

14Remind them of these things, and solemnly am  charge them in the presence of God not to an  wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15Be diligent to ao  present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling ap  the word of truth. 16But aq  avoid ar  worldly and empty chatter, for
Lit they will make further progress in ungodliness
it will lead to further ungodliness,
17and their
Lit word
talk will spread like
Or cancer
gangrene. Among them are av  Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18men who have gone astray from the truth saying that aw  the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset ax  the faith of some. 19Nevertheless, the ay  firm foundation of God stands, having this az  seal ba  The Lord knows those who are His,” and, bb  Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

20Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and bc  some to honor and some to dishonor. 21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from bd  these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master be  prepared for every good work. 22Now bf  flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness bg  faith, love and peace, with those who bh  call on the Lord bi  from a pure heart. 23But refuse foolish and ignorant bj  speculations, knowing that they bk  produce
Lit fightings
24 bm  The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all bn  able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 bo  with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition bp  if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to bq  the knowledge of the truth, 26and they may come to their senses and escape from br  the snare of the devil, having been bs  held captive
Or by him, to do His will
by him to do his will.
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