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2 Timothy 2 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thou therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
3 Suffer hardship with [me], as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully. 5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.
6 The husbandmen that laboreth must be the first to partake of the fruits. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my gospel: 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound. 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 Faithful is the saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with him: 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall deny him, he also will deny us: 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging [them] in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear. 14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
15 Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling aright the word of truth. 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.
16 But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness, 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: or whom is Hymenaeus an Philetus; 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some. 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.
19 Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his: and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness. 19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
20 Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto honor, and some unto dishonor. 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.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every good work. 21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
22 after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing, 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 in meekness correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge of the truth, 25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
26 and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him unto his will. 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.