2 Timothy 2 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You therefore, my son, be strong 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 that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will 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 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who 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 also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned 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 hard-working farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 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 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 This is a faithful 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 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 remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin 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 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing 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 and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they 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 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart 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 vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for 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 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for 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 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who 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 avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know 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 come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive 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.