1 Thou, therefore, my child, be empowering thyself in the favour 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 which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same, entrust thou unto faithful men, such as shall be, competent, 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 Take thy part in suffering hardship, as a brave 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 one that is serving as a soldier, entangleth himself with the matters of his livelihood, that he may please him that hath summoned him to serve 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 If, moreover, any man, contend even in the games, he is not crowned, unless, lawfully, he contend;
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 toiling husbandman, ought, first, of the fruits, to partake:
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 Think, as to what I am speaking; for the Lord will give thee discernment in all things.
7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
7 Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you to understand all these things.
8 Keep in mind Jesus Christ - raised from among the dead, of the seed of David, - according to my joyful message:
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 In which I am suffering hardship, even unto bonds, as an evil-doer; but, the word of God, is not bound.
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 For this cause, am I enduring, all things, for the sake of the chosen, in order that, they also, may obtain, the salvation, which is in Christ Jesus along with glory age-abiding.
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 Faithful, the saying - for, If we have died together, we shall also live together,
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 shall also reign together; If we shall deny, 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, faithful, abideth, - for, deny himself, he cannot!
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 Of these things, be putting them in remembrance, adjuring them before God not to be waging word-battles, - useful, for nothing, occasioning a subversion of them that hearken.
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 Give diligence, thyself, approved, to present unto God, - a workman not to be put to shame, skillfully 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 But, the profane pratings, shun; for, unto more ungodliness, will they force themselves on;
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 discourse, as a gangrene, will eat its way; - of whom 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 Men who, concerning the truth, have erred, affirming, a resurrection, already, to have taken place, and are overthrowing 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 Howbeit, the firm foundation of God, standeth, having this seal - The Lord hath acknowledged them who are his, and, Let every one that nameth the name of the Lord stand aloof from unrighteousness.
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 But, in a great house, there are not only gold and silver vessels, but, also wooden and earthen: and, some, indeed, for honour, while, some, are for dishonour:
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, therefore, anyone will, for pureness, sever himself from these, he shall be a vessel for honour, hallowed, meet for the Master's use, for every good work, prepared.
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 But, from the youthful covetings, flee! and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, along with them who call upon the Lord out of 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 But, from the foolish and undisciplined questionings, excuse thyself, knowing that they gender strifes;
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, a servant of the Lord, ought not to strive, but to be, gentle, towards all, apt in teaching, ready to endure malice, -
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 In meekness, bringing under discipline them that oppose themselves, lest at any time God should give them repentance unto a personal knowledge of 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 should wake up to sobriety out of, the adversary's, snare, - though they have been taken alive by him for, that one's, 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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