2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Defenders Notes >>
2:2 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. Defenders Notes >>
2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Defenders Notes >> Defenders Notes >>
2:4 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. Defenders Notes >>
2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. Defenders Notes >>
2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Defenders Notes >>
2:10 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. Defenders Notes >>
2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: Defenders Notes >>
2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. Defenders Notes >>
2:14 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.
2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Defenders Notes >> Defenders Notes >> Defenders Notes >>
2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. Defenders Notes >>
2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; Defenders Notes >>
2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Defenders Notes >>
2:19 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. Defenders Notes >>
2:20 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. Defenders Notes >>
2:21 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. Defenders Notes >> Defenders Notes >>
2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, Defenders Notes >>
2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; Defenders Notes >>
2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. Defenders Notes >>