The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
1 – Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus:
2 – And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men, who shall be fit to teach others also.
3 – Labour as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 – No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular businesses; that he may please him to whom he hath engaged himself.
5 – For he also that striveth for the mastery, is not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 – The husbandman, that laboureth, must first partake of the fruits.
7 – Understand what I say: for the Lord will give thee in all things understanding.
8 – Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel.
9 – Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer; but the word of God is not bound.
10 – Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.
11 – A faithful saying: for if we be dead with him, we shall live also with him.
12 – If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.
13 – If we believe not, he continueth faithful, he can not deny himself.
14 – Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord. Contend not in words, for it is to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 – Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
16 – But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards ungodliness.
17 – And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus:
18 – Who have erred from the truth, saying, that the resurrection is past already, and have subverted the faith of some.
19 – But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal: the Lord knoweth who are his; and let every one depart from iniquity who nameth the name of the Lord.
20 – But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and earth: and some indeed unto honour, but some unto dishonour.
21 – If any man therefore shall cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and profitable to the Lord, prepared unto every good work.
22 – But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity, and peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 – And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget strifes.
24 – But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild towards all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 – With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth,
26 – And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil, by whom they are held captive at his will.
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