2 Timothy


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    1 Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus through God’s will, according to promise of the life :in Christ Jesus, 2 to Timothy, beloved child: grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Lord.
    3 I thank :God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my :remembrance of thee in my :supplications night and day 4 longing to see thee, remembering thy :tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 having been reminded of the unfeigned faith in thee; which dwelt first in thy :grandmother Lōis, and thy :mother Eunicē; and, I am persuaded that in thee also. 6 For which cause I remind thee to stir into flame the gift of :God, which is in thee through the laying on of my :hands. 7 For :God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and sobering. 8 Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our :Lord, nor of me his :prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to God’s power; 9 who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our :works, but according to his own purpose and grace :given us in Christ Jesus before age times, 10 but hath now been manifested through the appearing of our :Savior Christ Jesus, who nullified :death, and brought life and incorruption to light through the gospel, 11 whereunto I was appointed preacher, and apostle, and teacher. 12 For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard my :deposit against that :day. 13 Hold a pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 The good deposit guard through the Holy Spirit who dwelleth in us. 15 This thou knowest, that all they in :Asia turned away from me; of whom is Phygelus and Hermogenēs. 16 The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onēsiphorus: because he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my :chain; 17 but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me 18 (the Lord grant him to find mercy of the Lord in that :day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowest quite well.

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    1 Thou therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And what things thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of :life; so as to please him who enrolled him as a soldier. 5 And if also one contend in games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully. 6 The toiling husbandman must be first to partake of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of David’s seed, according to my :gospel: 9 wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as an evildoer; but the word of :God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 Faithful the saying: for if we died together, we shall also live together: 12 if we endure, we shall also reign together: if we shall deny him, he also shall deny us; 13 if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself. 14 Of these things remind them, charging before :God not to strive about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear. 15 Give diligence to present thyself approved to :God, a workman that needeth not to be shamed, rightly dividing the word of the truth. 16 But shun the profane babblings :for they will proceed further in ungodliness, 17 and their word will †eat as a gangrene: of whom is Hymenæus and Philētus 18 who have deviated from the truth, saying that a resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Howbeit :God’s firm foundation standeth, having this :seal. The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one naming the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness. 20 Now in a great house are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honor, and some unto dishonor. 21 If one therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master’s use, prepared unto every good work. 22 But flee the youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with all that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But the foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes. 24 And the Lord’s bondman must not strive, but be gentle toward all, apt to teach, forbearing, 25 in meekness correcting the opposers; if haply :God give them repentance unto a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may sober up from the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto that one’s will.

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    1 But know this, that in the last days grievous seasons shall come. 2 For :men shall be self-lovers, money-lovers, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without selfcontrol, fierce, no lovers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, pleasure-lovers rather than God-lovers; 5 having a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away. 6 For of these are they that creep into :houses, and capture small women laden with sins, led by diverse lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to a knowledge of truth. 8 And in the same manner as Jannēs and Jambrēs withstood Moses, so these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in :mind, disapproved concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their :folly shall be evident unto all, as :theirs also came to be. 10 But thou didst follow my :teaching, :conduct, :purpose, :faith, :longsuffering, :love, :patience, 11 :persecutions, :sufferings; such as befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; such persecutions as I endured: and out of all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors shall wax :worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But thou, abide in what things thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of what persons thou hast learned; 15 and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which can make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 Every scripture is God breathed, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for discipline which is :in righteousness: 17 that the man of :God be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

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    1 I charge before God and Christ Jesus, who †shall judge the living and dead, and by his :appearing and his :kingdom: 2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. 3 For a season will be when they will not endure the sound teaching; but, having itching †:ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts; 4 and will turn away their †ears from the truth, and turn aside unto the fables. 5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill thy :ministry. 6 For I am already being offered, and the season of my :departure is come. 7 The good fight I have fought, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept: 8 For the rest, the crown of :righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that :day; and not to me only, but also to all that have loved his :appearing.

    9 Give diligence to come shortly unto me: 10 for Demas forsook me, having loved the present age, and went to Thessalonica; Crēscēs to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for ministry. 12 But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus. 13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the booklets, especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith displayed toward me many evil things: the Lord will render to him according to his :works: 15 of whom beware THOU also for he greatly withstood our :words. 16 At my first :defense no one took my part, but all forsook me: be it not laid to their account. 17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the proclamation might be thoroughly made, and all the nations might hear: and I was delivered out of the lion’s mouth. 18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly :kingdom: to whom be the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
    19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick. 21 Give diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudēs, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.