2 Timothy 2 (PKJV)

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  • 1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
   2   And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
   3   You therefore endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
   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.
   5   And likewise if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
   6   The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.
   7   Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
   8   Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel,
   9   for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not bound.
   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.
   11   This is a faithful saying: because if we died with Him, we will also live with Him.
   12   If we suffer, we will also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
   13   If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
   14   Remind them of these things, commanding them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.
   15   Study to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
   16   But shun profane and vain babblings, because they will increase to more ungodliness.
   17   And their word will eat like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
   18   who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some.
   19   Nevertheless the foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
   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.
   21   Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, and prepared for every good work.
   22   Flee youthful lusts also; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
   23   But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife.
   24   And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all people, able to teach, patient,
   25   in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,
   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.

(King James Version 2016 Edition, 2016)

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