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Book 62 2 Timothy
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO TIMOTHY
In this Epistle, the Apostle again instructs and admonishes Timothy in
2 Timothy Chapter 1
He admonishes him to stir up the grace he received by his ordination and
1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, according to
1:2. To Timothy, my dearly beloved son. Grace, mercy and peace, from God
1:3. I give thanks to God, whom I serve from my forefathers, with a pure
1:4. Desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be
1:5. Calling to mind that faith which is in thee unfeigned, which also
1:6. For which cause I admonish thee that thou stir up the grace of God
1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power and of
1:8. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of
1:9. Who hath delivered us and called us by his holy calling, not
1:10. But is now made manifest by the illumination of our Saviour Jesus
By the illumination... That is, by the bright coming and appearing of
1:11. Wherein I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and teacher of
1:12. For which cause, I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed.
1:13. Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith
1:14. Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost who
1:15. Thou knowest this, that all they who are in Asia are turned away
1:16. The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: because he hath
1:17. But when he was come to Rome, he carefully sought me and found me.
1:18. The Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day. And
2 Timothy Chapter 2
He exhorts him to diligence in his office and patience in suffering. The
2:1. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in Christ Jesus:
2:2. And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the
2:3. Labour as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2:4. No man, being a soldier to God, entangleth himself with secular
2:5. For he also that striveth for the mastery is not crowned, except he
2:6. The husbandman that laboureth must first partake of the fruits.
2:7. Understand what I say: for the Lord will give thee in all things
2:8. Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ is risen again from the dead,
2:9. Wherein I labour even unto bands, as an evildoer. But the word of
2:10. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they
2:11. A faithful saying: for if we be dead with him, we shall live also
2:12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he
2:13. If we believe not, he continueth faithful, he cannot deny himself.
2:14. Of these things put them in mind, charging them before the Lord.
2:15. Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman
2:16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they grow much towards
2:17. And their speech spreadeth like a canker: of whom are Hymeneus and
2:18. Who have erred from the truth, saying that the resurrection is
2:19. But the sure foundation of God standeth firm, having this seal:
2:20. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of
2:21. If any man therefore shall cleanse himself from these, he shall be
2:22. But flee thou youthful desires, and pursue justice, faith, charity
2:23. And avoid foolish and unlearned questions, knowing that they beget
2:24. But the servant of the Lord must not wrangle: but be mild toward
2:25. With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if
2:26. And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by
2 Timothy Chapter 3
The character of heretics of latter days. He exhorts Timothy to
3:1. Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times.
3:2. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud,
3:3. Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent,
3:4. Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasure more than of
3:5. Having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power
3:6. For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive
3:7. Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8. Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the
Jannes and Mambres... The magicians of king Pharao.
3:9. But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be
3:10. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose,
3:11. Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at
3:12. And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
3:13. But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and
3:14. But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned and
3:15. And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures
3:16. All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to
All scripture,... Every part of divine scripture is certainly profitable
3:17. That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.
2 Timothy Chapter 4
His charge to Timothy. He tells him of his approaching death and desires
4:1. I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the
4:2. Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove,
4:3. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine
4:4. And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be
4:5. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an
An evangelist... a diligent preacher of the gospel.
4:6. For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my
4:7. I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept
4:8. As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which
4:9. For Demas hath left me, loving this world, and is gone to
4:10. Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.
4:11. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee: for he is
4:12. But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
4:13. The cloak that I left at Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest,
4:14. Alexander the coppersmith hath done me much evil: the Lord will
4:15. Whom do thou also avoid: for he hath greatly withstood our words.
4:16. At my first answer, no man stood with me: but all forsook me. May
4:17. But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, that by me the
4:18. The Lord hath delivered me from every evil work and will preserve
4:19. Salute Prisca, and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20. Erastus remained at Corinth. And Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
4:21. Make haste to come before winter. Eubulus and Pudens and Linus and
4:22. The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
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