2 Timothy 2
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.1As for you, my child, be strong by the grace that is in the Messiah Jesus.
2The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.2What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.
3Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.3Join me in suffering like a good soldier of the Messiah Jesus.
4No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.4No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.
5Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.5Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize unless he competes according to the rules.
6The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.6Furthermore, it is the hard working farmer who should have the first share of the crops.
7Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.7Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you to understand all these things.
8Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,8Meditate on Jesus, the Messiah, who was raised from the dead and is a descendant of David. This is the gospel I tell others.
9for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.9Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, God's word is not chained.
10For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.10For that reason, I endure everything for the sake of those who have been chosen so that they, too, may receive the salvation that is in the Messiah Jesus, along with eternal glory.
11It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;11This saying is trustworthy: In dying with the Messiah, true life we gain.
12If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us;12Enduring, we with him will reign. Who him denies, he will disclaim.
13If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.13Our faith may fail, his never wanes— That's who he is, he cannot change!
14Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.14Remind others about these things, and warn them before God not to argue over words. Arguing does not do any good but only destroys those who are listening.
15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.15Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.
16But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,16However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
17and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,17and what they say will spread everywhere like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.
18men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.18They have abandoned the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and so they destroy the faith of others.
19Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."19However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."
20Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.20In a large house there are not only utensils made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some are for special use, while others are for ordinary use.
21Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.21Therefore, if anyone stops associating with these people, he will become a special utensil, set apart for the owner's use, prepared for every good action.
22Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.22Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
23But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.23Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
24The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,24A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
25with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,25and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,
26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.26so that they might escape from the devil's snare, even though they've been held captive by him to do his will.
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