2 Timothy 2 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
The Webster Bible (WBT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Thou 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 thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall 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 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 And if a man also striveth for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he striveth 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 that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord 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 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 In which I suffer trouble, as an evil-doer, [even] to bonds; 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 endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they may also 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 [It is] a faithful saying: For if we are dead 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 suffer, 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 believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
14 Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they contend not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting 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 Study to show thyself approved to God, a workman that needeth not 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 vain 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 word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus; 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past 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 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth 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 of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to 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 If a man therefore will cleanse himself from these, he will be a vessel to honor, sanctified and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared to 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 follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that 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 foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they gender contentions. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all [men], apt 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 meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging 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 recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him 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.