2 Timothy 2
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to
faithful men who will also be able to teach others.
3 You therefore endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No one serving military duty entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may
please him who enlisted him.
5 And also if anyone competes, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully.
6 The hard-working farmer should rightfully be first to partake of the crops.
7 Consider what I say, and the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead
according to my gospel,
9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of bonds; 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 eternal glory.
11 This is a faithful saying: 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 also will deny us.
13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to argue with
empty words to no good, to the destruction of the hearers.
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will proceed to more ungodliness.
17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already come;
and they overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: The Lord
knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood
and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from these, he will be a vessel unto honor,
sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
22 But flee youthful lusts; and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who
call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But avoid foolish and unlearned questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
24 Besides, a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach,
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them
repentance unto a full true knowledge of the truth,
26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been
taken captive by him to do his will.