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2 Timothy 2:1-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You then, 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 what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust 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 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
5 An athlete 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 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. 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 everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its 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 The saying is sure: If we have 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--for he cannot deny himself. 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.