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2 Timothy 2 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So, my child, draw your strength from the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Take the things you heard me say in front of many other witnesses and pass them on to faithful people who are also capable of teaching others. 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 of suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 Nobody who serves in the military gets tied up with civilian matters, so that they can please the one who recruited them. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 Also in the same way, athletes don't win unless they follow 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 A hardworking farmer should get the first share of the crop. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Think about what I'm saying; the Lord will give you understanding about everything. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and descended from David. This is my good news. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 This is the reason I'm suffering to the point that I'm in prison like a common criminal. But God's word cannot be imprisoned. 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
10 This is why I endure everything for the sake of those who are chosen by God so that they too may experience salvation 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 saying is reliable: "If we have died together, we will 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 will also rule together. If we deny him, he will also 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 disloyal, he stays faithful" because he can't be anything else than what he is. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Remind them of these things and warn them in the sight of God not to engage in battles over words that aren't helpful and only destroy those who hear them. 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 Make an effort to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker, who doesn't need to be ashamed but is one who interprets the message of truth correctly. 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 Avoid their godless discussions, because they will lead many people into ungodly behavior, 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and their ideas will spread like an infection. This includes Hymenaeus and Philetus, 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 who have deviated from the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already happened. This has undermined 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 God's solid foundation is still standing with this sign: The Lord knows the people who belong to him, and Everyone who confesses the Lord's name must avoid 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 In a mansion, there aren't just gold and silver bowls but also some bowls that are made of wood and clay. Some are meant for special uses, some for garbage. 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 So if anyone washes filth off themselves, they will be set apart as a "special bowl." They will be useful to the owner of the mansion for every sort 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 Run away from adolescent cravings. Instead, pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace together with those who confess the Lord with 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 Avoid foolish and thoughtless discussions, since you know that they produce conflicts. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 God's slave shouldn't be argumentative but should be kind toward all people, 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 and should correct opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will change their mind and give them a 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 They may come to their senses and escape from the devil's trap that holds them captive 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.