2 Timothy 2:10-20 NIV

10 Therefore I endure everything1 for the sake of the elect,2 that they too may obtain the salvation3 that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.4

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11 Here is a trustworthy saying:5 If we died with him, we will also live with him;6

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12 if we endure, we will also reign with him.7 If we disown him, he will also disown us;8

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13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful,9 for he cannot disown himself.

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A Workman Approved by God

14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words;10 it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

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15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.11

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16 Avoid godless chatter,12 because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

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17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus13 and Philetus,

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18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place,14 and they destroy the faith of some.15

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19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm,16 sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his,"a17 and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord 18 must turn away from wickedness."

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    • a 2:19 - Num. 16:5 (see Septuagint)
      20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.19

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