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 therfore my sonne, be stronge in the grace (that is thorow Christ Iesu) 2 Timothy 2:2 and in the thynges that thou hast hearde of me by many wytnesses. The same commytte thou to faythfull men, which shalbe apte to teach other also. 2 Timothy 2:3 Thou therfore suffre afflyccyons as a good soudier of Iesu Chryst. 2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth, entanglyth hym selfe wyth worldly busynes, and that because he maye please hym, whych hath chosen hym to be a soudier. 2 Timothy 2:5 And though a man stryue for a mastery, yet is he not crowned, except he stryue laufully 2 Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth, must fyrst receaue of the frutes. 2 Timothy 2:7 Consyder what I saye. The Lorde geue the vnderstandynge in all thynges. 2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Iesus Christ of the sede of Dauid, rose agayne from deeth according to my Gospell, 2 Timothy 2:9 wherin I suffre trouble as an euyll doar, euen vnto bondes. But þe worde of God was not bounde. 2 Timothy 2:10 Therfore I suffre all thynges, for the electes sakes, that they myght also obtayne þe saluacion, which is in Christ Iesu, with eternall glory. 2 Timothy 2:11 It is a true sayinge for yf we be deed wt hym, we shall also lyue wyth hym. 2 Timothy 2:12 If we be pacient, we shall also raygne wyth hym. If we denye hym, he also shall denye vs. 2 Timothy 2:13 If we beleue not, yet abydeth he faythfull. He cannot denye hym selfe. 2 Timothy 2:14 Of these thinges put them in remembraunce, and testifye before the Lorde, that they folowe no contencyous wordes: which are to no profet, but to the peruertynge of the hearers. 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shewe thy selfe laudable vnto God, a workman þt nedeth not to be a shamed distributynge the worde of trueth iustly. 2 Timothy 2:16 As for vngoostly vanyties of voyces, passe thou ouer them. For they wyll encreace vnto greater vngodlynes,
Of Hymenaeus and Philetus.
2 Timothy 2:17 & theyr wordes shall fret euen as doeth the disease of a cancre: of whose nombre is. Hymeneus and Philetus, 2 Timothy 2:18 whych (as concernynge the trueth) haue erred, sayinge, that the resurreccyon is past all redy, and do destroye the fayth of some.
The foundation of the Lord is sure.
2 Timothy 2:19 But þe sure grounde of God standeth still, and hath this seale: þe Lorde knoweth them that are hys. And let euery man that calleth on the name of Christ, departe from iniquite. 2 Timothy 2:20 Not wythstandynge in a greate house are not onely vesseles of golde and of syluer: but also of wood and of erthe: some for honoure, and some vnto dyshonoure. 2 Timothy 2:21 Yf a man therfore pourge him selfe from such men, he shalbe a vessel sanctifyed vnto honoure, mete for the vses of the Lorde, and prepared vnto all good workes.
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 Lustes of youth auoyde, but folowe ryghtwesnes, fayth, loue and peace, with them that call on the Lorde with a pure herte. 2 Timothy 2:23 Folysshe and vnlearned questions put from the, knowinge, þt they do but gendre stryfe. 2 Timothy 2:24 The seruaunt of the Lorde must not stryue: but be gentle vnto all men apte to teach, and one that can suffre 2 Timothy 2:25 the euyll with meaknes, and can informe them that resyst yf that God at eny tyme wyll geue them repentaunce, for to knowe þe trueth: 2 Timothy 2:26 and that they maye come to them selues agayne out of the snare of the deuyll, which are holden captiue of hym at hys wyll.