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2 Timothy 2 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So then, you, my son, be empowered by the grace that comes from the Messiah Yeshua. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things you heard from me, which were supported by many witnesses, these things commit to faithful people, such as will be competent 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 Accept your share in suffering disgrace as a good soldier of the Messiah Yeshua. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No soldier on duty gets involved with civilian affairs, since he has to please his commanding officer. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 Also an athlete can't win a contest unless he competes according to the rules. 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 farmer who has done the hard work should be the first to receive a share of the harvest. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Think about what I am saying, for the Lord will enable you to understand everything. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Yeshua the Messiah, who was raised from the dead, who was a descendant of David. This is the Good News I proclaim, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 and for which I am suffering to the point of being bound in chains - but the Word of God is not bound in chains! 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
10 Why do I persevere through it all? For the sake of those who have been chosen, so that they too may obtain the deliverance that comes through the Messiah Yeshua, 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 Here is a statement you can trust: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;
12 If we persevere, we will also rule with him If we disown him, he will also disown 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 remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Keep reminding people of this, and charge them solemnly before the Lord not to engage in word-battles. They accomplish nothing useful and are a catastrophe for the hearers! 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 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the 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 keep away from godless babbling, for those who engage in it will only become more ungodly, 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and their teaching will eat away at people like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are among these; 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 they have missed the mark, as far as the truth is concerned, by saying that our resurrection has already taken place; and they are overturning some people's faith. 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 Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, stamped with these words: "The Lord knows his own," and, "Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord stand apart from wrongdoing." 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 In a large house there are dishes and pots not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. That is, some are meant for honorable use and some for dishonorable. 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 person keeps himself free of defilement by the latter, he will be a vessel set aside for honorable use by the master of the house and ready for every kind of 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 So, flee the passions of youth; and, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love and peace. 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 stay away from stupid and ignorant controversies - you know that they lead to fights, 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 and a slave of the Lord shouldn't fight. On the contrary, he should be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and not resentful when mistreated. 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 Also he should be gentle as he corrects his opponents. For God may perhaps grant them the opportunity to turn from their sins, acquire full 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 come to their senses and escape the trap of the Adversary, after having been captured alive by him to do 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.