1 Therefore, my child, be thou filled up with dynamite in the grace which is in Christ Jesus, 2 and whatsoever things thou hast heard with me through many witnesses, commit thou the same to faithful men, who will be able also to teach others.
3 Suffer affliction, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one operating as a soldier is entangled with the affairs of life; in order that he may please his commander. 5 But if indeed any one may fight, he is not crowned unless he may fight lawfully. 6 It behooves the toiling farmer first to partake of the fruits. 7 Know what I say; for the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, who is risen from the dead, from the seed of David, according to my gospel: 9 in whom I suffer affliction as an evil-doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 10 On account of this I endure all things for the sake of the elect, in order that they may also have the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we die along with him, we will also live with him: 12 if we endure, we will truly reign with him: if we shall deny him, he will also deny us: 13 if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful; for he is not able to deny himself.
14 Remember these things, testifying before God, that they shall not fight with words, profitable unto nothing, for the overturning of those who hear. 15 Study to present yourself to God approved, a workman not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But reject the unsanctified empty talks: for they will proceed unto more of ungodliness, 17 and their word like gangrene will have eating. Of whom are Hymenaeus and Phyletus; 18 who have made shipwreck concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already come, and they overturn the faith of some. 19 The foundation of God stands solid indeed, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his: and; Let every one naming the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wood and stone, the former truly indeed unto honor, but the latter unto dishonor. 21 Therefore if any one may cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, having been sanctified, well pleasing to the Lord, having been prepared unto every good work.
22 But fly from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, divine love, peace, with those who call upon the Lord out of a clean heart. 23 But reject foolish and undisciplinary questions, knowing that they gender strife. 24 But it does not behoove the servant of the Lord to strive, but to be gentle toward all, competent to teach, enduring evil, 25 in meekness correcting the adversaries; if peradventure God may grant unto them repentance into the perfect knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may escape from the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him (the Lord's servant) according to his will.