Chapter 2

2TI.2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2TI.2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
2TI.2:3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2TI.2:4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
2TI.2:5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
2TI.2:6 The hard-working farmer must be first to partake of the crops.
2TI.2:7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
2TI.2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,
2TI.2:9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.
2TI.2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2TI.2:11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him.
2TI.2:12 If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
2TI.2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
2TI.2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.
2TI.2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2TI.2:16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
2TI.2:17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
2TI.2:18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.
2TI.2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
2TI.2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
2TI.2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
2TI.2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2TI.2:23 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
2TI.2:24 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,
2TI.2:25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
2TI.2:26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

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