2 Timothy 2 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
2 ¶ Thou, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
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.
3 Thou, therefore, work hard as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And also if anyone contends in public contest, he is not crowned, except he contends legitimately.
6 The husbandman, in order to receive the fruits, must first work hard.
7 Understand what I say, that the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.
8 ¶ Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead, according to my gospel,
9 in which I suffer trouble, like unto an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore, I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they may also obtain the saving health which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 This is a faithful word: That if we are dead with him, we shall also live with him;
12 if we suffer, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 if we are unfaithful, yet he remains faithful; he cannot deny himself.
14 ¶ Counsel these things, charging them before the Lord. Strive not in words that profit nothing, but rather subvert the hearers.
15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that has nothing to be ashamed of, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But avoid profane and vain wordiness, for it will develop into ungodliness.
17 And that word will eat away as gangrene, of whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 who have erred from the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past and have overthrown the faith of some.
19 ¶ Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay, and likewise some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 ¶ Flee also youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with those that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unwise questions refuse, knowing that they do beget contentions.
24 That the slave of the Lord should not be contentious, but be meek unto everyone, apt to teach, patient,
25 that with meekness they might teach those that resist, if God peradventure will grant unto them that they might repent and know the truth,
26 and that they may become converted out of the snare of the devil, in which they are captive to do his will.
2 Timothy 2 New International Version (NIV)
The Appeal Renewed
2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 Here is a trustworthy saying:
If we died with him,
Dealing With False Teachers
14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.