2 Timothy 21599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
2 2 The better to set out perseverance in the Christian warfare, 3 he taketh similitudes, 4 from soldiers, 6 and from husbandmen. 10 He showeth that his bonds are for the profit of the Saints: 15 Then he warneth Timothy to divide the word of truth aright, 17 to beware of the examples of the wicked, 22 and to do all things modestly.
1 Thou [a]therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And what things thou hast heard of me, by [b]many witnesses, the same deliver to faithful men, which shall be able to teach others also.
3 [c]Thou therefore suffer affliction as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of [d]this life, because he would please him that hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5 [e]And if any man also strive for a mastery, he is not crowned, except he strive as he ought to do.
6 [f]The husbandman must labor before he receive the fruits.
7 [g]Consider what I say: and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 [h]Remember that Jesus Christ, made of the seed of David, was raised again from the dead according to my Gospel,
9 [i]Wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds: but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I suffer all things for the elect’s sake, that they might also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign together with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.
13 If we believe not, yet abideth he faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, and [l]protest before the Lord, that they strive not about words, which is to no profit, but to the perverting of the hearers.
17 And their word shall fret as a canker: of which sort is Hymenaeus and Philetus.
18 Which as concerning the truth have erred from the mark, saying that the resurrection is past already, and do destroy the faith of certain.
20 [s]Notwithstanding in a great house are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some for honor, and some unto dishonor.
21 If any man therefore [t]purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Lord, and prepared unto every good work.
23 And put away foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they engender strife.
24 But the servant of the Lord must not strive, but must be gentle toward all men, apt to teach, [w]suffering the evil,
25 Instructing them with meekness that are [x]contrary minded, proving if God at any time will give them repentance, that they may acknowledge the truth,
26 And come to amendment out of that snare of the devil, of whom they are taken prisoners, to do his will.
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