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2 Timothy 2

NLT 1 Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. NIV 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. NLT 2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. NIV 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. NLT 3 Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. NIV 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. NLT 4 Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. NIV 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer. NLT 5 And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. NIV 5 Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. NLT 6 And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. NIV 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. NLT 7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. NIV 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. NLT 8 Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. NIV 8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, NLT 9 And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. NIV 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained. NLT 10 So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen. NIV 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. NLT 11 This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him. NIV 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; NLT 12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. NIV 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; NLT 13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is. NIV 13 if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. NLT 14 Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them. NIV 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. NLT 15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. NIV 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. NLT 16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. NIV 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. NLT 17 This kind of talk spreads like cancer, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. NIV 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, NLT 18 They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith. NIV 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. NLT 19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the must turn away from evil.” NIV 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." NLT 20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. NIV 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. NLT 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. NIV 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. NLT 22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. NIV 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. NLT 23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. NIV 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. NLT 24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. NIV 24 And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. NLT 25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. NIV 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, NLT 26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants. NIV 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.