2nd. Timothy 1
1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according
to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy,
my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God
the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3I thank God, whom I serve
from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I
have remembrance of you in my prayers night and day; 4Greatly
desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with
joy; 5When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in
you, which dwelled first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice;
and I am persuaded that in you also.
6Therefore I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift
of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands. 7For God
has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound
mind. 8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
nor of me his prisoner: but be a partaker of the afflictions of the gospel
according to the power of God; 9Who 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 world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of
our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and has brought life and
immortality to light through the gospel: 11To which I am appointed
a preacher and an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12For
which cause 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 that
which I have committed to him against that day. 13Hold fast the
form of sound words, which you have heard from me, in faith and love which
is in Christ Jesus. 14That good thing which was committed to you
keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
15This you know, that all those who are in Asia are turned away
from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16The Lord give
mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he often refreshed me and was not
ashamed of my chain: 17But, when he was in Rome, he very diligently
sought me out and found me. 18The Lord grant to him that
he may find mercy from the Lord in that day: and you know very well in how
many things he ministered to me at Ephesus,.
1You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ
Jesus. 2And the things that you have heard from me among many
witnesses, you commit the same to faithful men, who shall be able to teach
others also. 3You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier
of Jesus Christ. 4No man who wars entangles himself with the affairs
of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a
soldier. 5And also if a man strives for masteries in the
games, he is not crowned, unless he strives lawfully. 6The
husbandman who labors must be the first partaker of the fruits.
7Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all
8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from
the dead according to my gospel: 9For which I suffer trouble,
as an evil doer, even to bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they
may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with
him, we shall also live with him: 12If we suffer,
we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will
deny us: 13If we do not believe, yet he abides faithful:
he cannot deny himself.
14Put them in remembrance of these things, charging
them before the Lord that they do not strive about words to no profit,
to the subverting of the hearers. 15Study to show yourself approved
to God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word
of truth. 16But shun profane and vain babblings: for
they will increase to more ungodliness. 17And their word will
eat as a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18Who concerning
the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow
the faith of some.
19Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this
seal, The Lord knows those who are his. And, Let every one who names the
name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there
are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth;
and some to honor and some to dishonor. 21If a man therefore purges
himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honor, sanctified and fit for
the master's use, and prepared to every good work.
22Also flee youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, love,
peace, with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23But
foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they gender strife.
24And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to
all men, apt to teach, and patient, 25In meekness
instructing those who oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance
to the acknowledging of the truth; 26And that those who
are taken captive by him at his will may recover themselves out of the snare
of the devil, .
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those who are good, 4Traitors,
heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it: from
such turn away. 6For of this sort are those who creep into houses
and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts,
7Ever learning and never able to come to
the knowledge of the truth. 8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood
Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate
concerning the faith. 9But they shall proceed no further: for
their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
10But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose,
faith, longsuffering, love, patience, 11Persecutions, afflictions,
which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured:
but the Lord delivered me out of them all. 12Yes and
all who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse, deceiving
and being deceived. 14But you continue in the things which you
have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned
them; 15And that from a child you have known the holy
scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which
is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture given by inspiration of God,
is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction
in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly
furnished to all good works.
1I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus
Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3For the time
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but they shall heap to
themselves teachers after their own lusts , having itching ears;
4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth and
shall be turned to fables. 5But watch in all things, endure
afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.
6For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure
is at hand. 7I have fought a good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith: 8From now on there
is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all those also
who love his appearing.
9Do your diligence to come to me shortly: 10For Demas
has forsaken me, having loved this present world and is departed to Thessalonica;
Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me.
Take Mark and bring him with you: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13The cloke
that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring it with you when you come,
and the books, and especially the parchments. 14Alexander
the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
15Of whom you beware also; for he has greatly withstood our words.
16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men
forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me; so that by me
the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might
hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18And
the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will preserve me
to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19Salute Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.
20Erastus stayed at Corinth: but I have left Trophimus sick at
Miletum. 21Do your diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greets
you and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers. 22The
Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
[The second epistle to Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church
of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero
the second time. KJV] The KJV note is in error. Timothy was not a bishop.
He held the office of evangelist.