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2 Timothy 1
1 From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, with a pure conscience whom I serve, just as my forefathers did, when day and night I constantly remember you in my prayers.
4 I long to see you, remembering your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.
5 I am reminded of your genuine faith; which first lived in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and, I am convinced, is now in you too.
6 Because of this I remind you that you fan into flames the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
7 For God did not give us not a spirit of fear; but of power, love and self-control.
8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me, his prisoner, but suffer hardship for the gospel by to the power of God.
9 He saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not because of our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time begin.
10 But it has now been made visible by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. He has destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
11 For this Good News I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher.
12 Because of this I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him until that day.
13 Hold to the standard sound teaching which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 Guard that good deposit which was entrusted unto you through the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
15 You know, that everyone in the province of Asia deserted me; including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16 May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains.
17 But, when he was in Rome, he vigorously searched for and found me.
18 May the Lord grant that he find mercy from the Lord on that day. Now you know full well how much he helped me at Ephesus.
2 Timothy 2
1 You then, my dear child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things which you have heard me say in front of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
3 Receive your share of suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No soldier in military service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who recruited him.
5 Anyone who competes as an athlete is not crowned, unless he follows the rules.
6 The farmer that works hard should be the first one to receive his share of the crops.
7 Think about what I am saying; for the Lord will give you understanding in all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendent of David—this is my gospel,
9 for which I suffer hardship even to the point of being bound with chains as a criminal; but the word of God is not bound.
10 So I endure all things for the sake of the chosen, that they too may obtain salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 This saying is trustworthy: “For if we died with him, we shall also live with him.
12 If we endure, we shall also reign with him, if we deny him, he will also deny us,
13 if we are unfaithful, he will remain faithful; because he cannot deny himself.”
14 Remind them these things, warn them in the sight of the Lord, not to quarrel over words. It is worthless and only ruins those who listen.
15 Do your best to present yourself approved to God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
16 But avoid profane babblings, for it will only lead one further into ungodliness.
17 Their talk will spread like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are examples of this.
18 They have strayed from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened, and the faith of some has been destroyed.
19 However, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this seal inscribed, “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who confesses the name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.”
20 Now in an expensive house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay; and some are for honorable uses, and others are for ignoble.
21 If anyone purge himself of these, he will be a vessel of honor, special, fit for the master's use, prepared for every good work.
22 But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
23 But reject foolish and ignorant questions, knowing that they only breed strife.
24 The Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome, but gentle towards all, apt to teach, patient,
25 in meekness correcting opponents, if there is a chance that God may grant them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth,
26 that they may rescue themselves from of the trap of the devil, having been held captive by him in order to do his will.
2 Timothy 3
1 But know this, that in the last days distressing times will come.
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, savage, not lovers of good,
4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
5 They maintain an outward form of godliness, but have denied its power. Avoid these kind of people.
6 For these are the kind that creep into houses, and take captive vulnerable women overwhelmed with sins, led astray by all kinds of passions.
7 Such women are always following some new teaching but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Just as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these men also withstand the truth. They have warped minds and are disqualified concerning the faith.
9 But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be obvious to everyone, just like it was for those two men.
10 But you have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
11 persecutions, sufferings, that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured. And the Lord delivered me from them all.
12 Yes, and all who would live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves.
14 But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and are convinced of, knowing from whom you learned them.
15 And that from early childhood have known the Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.
17 So that the man of God may be competent, completely equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 4
1 I solemnly charge you in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
2 Preach the word; be ready in season and out; reprove, rebuke, exhort with total patience and good teaching.
3 For there will come a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. But, they will heap up for themselves teachers compatible with their own lusts, having itching ears.
4 And they will turn their ears away from the truth, turning instead to myths.
5 But be self-controlled in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time of my departure is come.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
8 Now there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who long for his appearing.
9 Do your best to come to me soon.
10 For Demas deserted me, having loved this present world. He went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you; for he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 Now I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, and the scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great evil. The Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
15 You must beware of him also; for he greatly opposed our words.
16 At my first defense no one took my side, but they all deserted me, may they not be held accountable for it.
17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed for all the Gentiles to hear. And I was delivered out of the lion’s mouth.
18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil attack, and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the family of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus stayed at Corinth. I left Trophimus sick at Miletus.
21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers sent their greetings.
22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.