2 Timothy 2
He is exhorted again to constancy and perseverance, and to do the duty of a faithful servant of the Lord in dividing the Word aright, and staying profane and vain babblings.
2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:4 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. 2 Timothy 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, [yet] is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 2 Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 2 Timothy 2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, [even] unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:11 [It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him], we shall also live with [him]: 2 Timothy 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us: 2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put [them] in remembrance, charging [them] before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, [but] to the subverting of the hearers. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Of Hymenaeus and Philetus.
2 Timothy 2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
The foundation of the Lord is sure.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:20 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 honour, and some to dishonour. 2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work.
He is taught whereof to beware, and what to follow after, and in what sort the servant of the Lord ought to behave himself.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, 2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2 Timothy 2:26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.