2 Timothy 2 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which [is] in Christ Jesus. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct 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 Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted 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 any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend 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 husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Think of what I say, for the Lord will 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 raised from among [the] dead, of [the] seed of David, according to my glad tidings, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: 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 For this cause 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. 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 The word [is] faithful; for if we have died together with [him], we shall also live together; 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 together; if we deny, *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 unfaithful, *he* abides 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 in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of 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 Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line 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 profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety, 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 [men] who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place 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 Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity. 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 But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 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 therefore one shall have purified himself from these, [in separating himself from them], he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for 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 But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call upon 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 senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, 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 setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment 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 that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for *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.