2 Timothy 1
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life
which is in Christ Jesus,
2 to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ
Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, how without
ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,
4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,
5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your
grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on
of my hands.
7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound
8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but
partake in the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God,
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but
according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the
beginning of time,
10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has
deprived death of its power and brought life and incorruptibility to light through the
11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know
whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep safe what I have
committed to Him until that Day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love
which are in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed to you, guard it by the Holy Spirit who dwells
15 This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are
Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me,
and was not ashamed of my chain;
17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very diligently and found me.
18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day; and you
know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.
2 Timothy 2
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to
faithful men who will also be able to teach others.
3 You therefore endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No one serving military duty entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may
please him who enlisted him.
5 And also if anyone competes, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully.
6 The hard-working farmer should rightfully be first to partake of the crops.
7 Consider what I say, and the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead
according to my gospel,
9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of bonds; but the Word of
God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the
salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.
12 If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to argue with
empty words to no good, to the destruction of the hearers.
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will proceed to more ungodliness.
17 And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,
18 who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already come;
and they overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: The Lord
knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood
and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.
21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from these, he will be a vessel unto honor,
sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
22 But flee youthful lusts; and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who
call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But avoid foolish and unlearned questionings, knowing that they generate strife.
24 Besides, a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach,
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them
repentance unto a full true knowledge of the truth,
26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been
taken captive by him to do his will.
2 Timothy 3
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 without natural affection, unyielding, slanderers, without self-control, savage, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away.
6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible
women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7 always learning, but never able to come to the full true knowledge of the truth.
8 But as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith;
9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith,
longsuffering, love, perseverance,
11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra;
what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and pretenders will grow worse and worse, leading astray and being led astray.
14 But you continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing
from whom you have learned them,
15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make
you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is breathed by God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 4
1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the
living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
2 Preach the Word. Be ready in season and out of season. Convict, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to
their own lusts, desiring to hear pleasant things, they will heap up for themselves
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths.
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
8 Hereafter, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all the ones
loving His appearing.
9 Endeavor to come to me quickly;
10 for Demas has deserted me, having loved this present world, and has departed for
Thessalonica; Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for
12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come; and the books,
especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil. The Lord render to him according to
15 You also be on guard against him, for he has greatly opposed our words.
16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all deserted me. May it not be
reckoned against them.
17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the preaching of the
message might be fulfilled through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. And I was
delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and keep me safe for His Heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.
21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus,
Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.