1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
1 As for you, my child, be strong by the grace that is in the Messiah Jesus.
2 And the things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
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.
2 What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.
3 Share in hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
3 Join me in suffering like a good soldier of the Messiah Jesus.
4 No soldier in active service gets entangled in civilian affairs, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the recruiter.
4 No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.
5 Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
5 Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
5 Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize unless he competes according to the rules.
6 The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
6 Furthermore, it is the hard working farmer who should have the first share of the crops.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you to understand all these things.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David according to my gospel,
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
8 Meditate on Jesus, the Messiah, who was raised from the dead and is a descendant of David. This is the gospel I tell others.
9 for which I am suffering even to the point of wearing chains like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
9 I suffer for it to the point of being bound like a criminal, but God’s message is not bound.
9 Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, 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.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
10 For that reason, I endure everything for the sake of those who have been chosen so that they, too, may receive the salvation that is in the Messiah Jesus, along with eternal glory.
11 Here is a trustworthy saying: if we died with him, we will also live with him;
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
11 This saying is trustworthy: In dying with the Messiah, true life we gain.
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
12 Enduring, we with him will reign. Who him denies, he will disclaim.
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful,for He cannot deny Himself.
13 Our faith may fail, his never wanes That's who he is, he cannot change!
14 Remind them of these things, and charge them in the presence of God to avoid disputing about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
14 Remind others about these things, and warn them before God not to argue over words. Arguing does not do any good but only destroys those who are listening.
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.
16 Avoid godless chatter, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
16 However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,
17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
17 and what they say will spread everywhere like gangrene. Hymenaeus and Philetus are like that.
18 who have gone astray from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and upset the faith of some.
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
18 They have abandoned the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and so they destroy the faith of others.
19 Nevertheless, God's firm foundation stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription:(S)The Lord knows those who are His,(T)(b) andEveryone who names the name(U) of the Lordmust turn away from unrighteousness.(V)
19 However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."
20 In a large house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and earthenware, and some for noble use, some for ignoble.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
20 In a large house there are not only utensils made of gold and silver, but also those made of wood and clay. Some are for special use, while others are for ordinary use.
21 If anyone cleanses himself from what is ignoble, he will be a vessel for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
21 Therefore, if anyone stops associating with these people, he will become a special utensil, set apart for the owner's use, prepared for every good action.
22 Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
22 Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know that they produce quarrels.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
23 But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.
23 Do not have anything to do with foolish and stupid discussions, because you know they breed arguments.
24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome, but he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, patient when wronged,
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
24 A servant of the Lord must not argue. Instead, he must be kind to everyone, teachable, willing to suffer wrong,
25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God will grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
25 and gentle when refuting opponents. After all, maybe God will allow them to repent and to come to a full knowledge of the truth,
26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
26 so that they might escape from the Devil's snare, even though they've been held captive by him to do his will.
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