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2 Timothy 2 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My child, find your source of strength in the kindness of Christ Jesus. 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 You've heard my message, and it's been confirmed by many witnesses. Entrust this message to faithful individuals who will be competent to teach 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 Join me in suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 Whoever serves in the military doesn't get mixed up in non-military activities. This pleases his commanding officer. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 Whoever enters an athletic competition wins the prize only when playing by 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 hard-working farmer should have the first share of the crops. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Understand what I'm saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Always think about Jesus Christ. He was brought back to life and is a descendant of David. This is the Good News that I tell others. 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 I'm suffering disgrace for spreading this Good News. I have even been put into prison like a criminal. However, God's word is not 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 For that reason, I endure everything for the sake of those who have been chosen so that they, too, may receive salvation from Christ Jesus with glory that lasts forever. 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 statement that can be trusted: If we have died with him, we will 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 will rule with him. If we disown him, he will 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 unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot be untrue to himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Remind believers about these things, and warn them in the sight of God not to quarrel over words. Quarreling doesn't do any good but only destroys those who are listening. 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 your best to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker who isn't ashamed to teach the word 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 pointless discussions. People who [pay attention to these pointless discussions] will become more ungodly, 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 and what they say will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 They have abandoned the truth. They are destroying the faith of others by saying that people who have died have already come back to life. 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 In spite of all that, God's [people] have a solid foundation. These words are engraved on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Whoever worships the Lord must give up doing wrong." 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 not only objects made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some objects are honored when they are used; others aren't. 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 Those who stop associating with dishonorable people will be honored. They will be set apart for the master's use, prepared to do good things. 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 Stay away from lusts which tempt young people. Pursue what has God's approval. Pursue faith, love, and peace together with those who worship the Lord with 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 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments. You know they cause quarrels. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel. Instead, he must be kind to everyone. He must be a good teacher. He must be willing to suffer wrong. 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 He must be gentle in correcting those who oppose the Good News. Maybe God will allow them to change the way they think and act and lead them 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 Then they might come back to their senses and God will free them from the devil's snare so that they can 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.