But you, Timothy, belong to God; so run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and good. Pursue a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.
Fight the good fight for what we believe. Hold tightly to the eternal life that God has given you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses.
And I command you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate,
that you obey his commands with all purity. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
For at the right time Christ will be revealed from heaven by the blessed and only almighty God, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No one has ever seen him, nor ever will. To him be honor and power forever. Amen.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)