2 Timothy 2 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore thou, my son, be comforted in grace that is in Christ Jesus. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And what things thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, betake thou these to faithful men, which shall be able also to teach other men. 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 Travail thou as a good knight of Christ Jesus. [Travail thou as a good knight of Jesus Christ.] 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No man holding knighthood to God, wrappeth himself [enwrappeth himself] with worldly needs, that he please to him, to whom he hath proved himself. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 For he that fighteth in a battle [For why and he that striveth in a battle], shall not be crowned, but he fight 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 It behooveth an earth-tiller to receive first of the fruits. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Understand thou what things I say [Understand what things I say]. For the Lord shall give to thee understanding in all things. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Be thou mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ of the seed of David hath risen again from death [from dead], after my gospel, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 in which I travail unto bonds, as working evil [as evil working], 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 suffer all things [Therefore I sustain all things] for the chosen, that also they get the health, that is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly 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 A true word [is this that I say], that if we be dead together [to the world], also we shall live together [in bliss]; 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we suffer, [and] we shall reign together [with Christ]; if we deny [him], [and] he shall deny us; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
13 if we believe not, he dwelleth faithful, he may not deny himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Teach thou these things [Forsooth these things I admonish], witnessing before God. Do not thou strive in words; for to nothing it is profitable, but to the subverting of men 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 Busily keep [Busily care, or keep,] to give thyself an approved, praiseable workman to God, without shame, rightly treating 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 eschew thou unholy and vain speeches, for why those profit much to unfaithfulness, [Forsooth shun thou unholy and vain speeches, soothly they profit much to unpiety,] 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and the word of them creepeth as a canker. Of whom Philetus is, and Hymenaeus, 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 which felled down [the which fell down] from the truth, saying that the rising again is now done, and they subverted the faith of some men [and turned upside-down the faith of some men]. 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 But the firm foundament of God standeth, having this mark [having this mark, either signet], The Lord knoweth which be his, and, Each man that nameth the name of the Lord, departeth from wickedness [depart from wickedness]. 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 be not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of tree and of earth; and so some be into honour, and some into despite. 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 any man cleanseth himself from these [Therefore if any man shall cleanse himself from these], he shall be a vessel hallowed into honour, and profitable to the Lord, ready to all good work [ready into all 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 And flee thou [the] desires of youth, but follow thou rightwiseness, faith, charity, peace, with them that inwardly call the Lord [that in-call the Lord] of a clean 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 And eschew thou foolish questions, and without knowing [Forsooth shun thou foolish questions, and without discipline], witting that those gender chidings. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 But it behooveth the servant of the Lord to chide not [to not chide]; but to be mild to all men, 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 with temperance reproving them that against-stand the truth, that sometime God give to them repenting, that they know the truth [that sometime God give them penance to 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 rise again from the snares of the devil, of whom they be held prisoners at his will [of whom they be holden captive at 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.