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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE

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11) PAUL, an apostle of Christ Jesus 1 by the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ (2 Jesus, "to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of thee in my supplications, night and day "longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with (5 "joy; "having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in thee also. 6 "For the which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the (7) laying on of my hands. "For God gave us not a spirit of (8) fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.

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"Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel (9 according to the power of God; "who 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 (10) us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, "but hath now been manifested by the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and incor(II ruption to light through the gospel, "whereunto I was 1 Gr. through. 2 Or, joy in being reminded 3 Gr. stir into flame. 4 Gr. sobering.

A. V. CH. I. 2 (dearly). . son. .(and); 3 with.. that without ceasing I have..prayers; 4 Greatly desiring..being mindful of; 5 (When I) | call to remembrance |..(that); 6 Wherefore..by.. putting; 7 hath.. given..the.. fear.. (of).. (of) a sound mind; 8 (thou).. be (thou) partaker of the afflictions of; 9 (hath)..an..the world began; 10 is..made manifest.. (hath).. (hath).. immortality; 11 am.

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appointed a 'preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher. "For the which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I (13 have committed unto him against that day. "Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the 5 Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

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(15 This thou knowest, that all that are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 "The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my (17 chain; "but, when he was in Rome, he sought me dili(18 gently, and found me "(the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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Thou therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. "And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 6 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. "No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who en(5) rolled him as a soldier. "And if also a man contend in the games, he is not crowned, except he have contended 6 lawfully. "The husbandman that laboureth must be the 7 first to partake of the fruits. "Consider what I say; for (8) the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things. "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of

1 Gr. herald.

2 Or, that which he hath committed unto me
4 Gr. The good deposit. Or, Holy Spirit

3 Gr. healthful.
part in suffering hardship, as &c.

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Gr. my deposit. 6 Or, Take thy

A. V.-[of the Gentiles]; 12 nevertheless. keep; 13 (fast).. form. . of; 14 keep by ; 15 (they) which..(be).. | Phygellus |; 16 give; 17 (out) | very | ; 18 that he may..(unto me). -CH. II. I son.. strong; 2 that.. of; 3 [Thou therefore] | endure hardness; 4 man that warreth.. with.. hath chosen..to be; 5 strive for masteries, (yet).. strive; 6 partaker; 7 and; 8 (that).. was raised.

(9) David, according to my gospel: "wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God 10) is not bound. "Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which (11) is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. "Faithful is the 1saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with 12 him: "if we endure, we shall also reign with him if we shall deny him, he also will deny us: "if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself.

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Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they strive not about words, to no profit, to the subverting of them that hear. "Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, handling (16 aright the word of truth. "But shun profane babblings: 17 for they will proceed further in ungodliness, "and their word will eat as doth a gangrene: of whom is Hy18 menæus and Philetus; "men who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and overthrow the faith of some. "Howbeit the firm foundation of God standeth, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his : and, Let every one that nameth 20 the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness. "Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some unto (21 honour, and some unto dishonour. "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, meet for the master's use, prepared unto every 22 good work. "But flee youthful lusts, and follow after righteousness, faith, love, peace, with them that call on

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1 Or, saying; for if &c. Many ancient authorities read God. 3 Or, holding a straight course in the word of truth Or, rightly dividing the word of truth 4 Or, spread 5 Gr. missed the mark. 6 Some ancient authorities read a

resurrection.

A. V.-9 trouble..an evil doer, (even); 10 sakes; II (It)..a..be dead; 12 suffer; 13 believe not, (yet); 14 before. . (but)..the hearers; 15 Study.. shew..|| rightly dividing ; 16 (and vain)..increase unto more; 17 canker.. Hymeneus; 19 Nevertheless..sure.. | Christ .. iniquity; 20 But..to..to; 21 [and]..(and); 22 also..but..charity.

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"But foolish and ignorant questionings refuse, knowing that they gender strifes. (24) "And the Lord's 'servant must not strive, but be gen25) tle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing, "in meekness 2 correcting them that oppose themselves; if peradventure God may give them repentance unto the knowledge (26 of the truth, "and they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive 5 by the Lord's servant unto the will of God.

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But know this, that in the last days grievous times. shall come. "For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, (3 unthankful, unholy, "without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, "traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather 5 than lovers of God; "holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn. 6 away. "For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, "ever learning, and never able to come to the 8 knowledge of the truth. "And like as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the 9 faith. "But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be evident unto all men, as theirs also came to be. "But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, II faith, longsuffering, love, patience, "persecutions, sufferings; what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: and out of them

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1 Gr. bondservant.
alive.

2 Or, instructing

3 Gr. return to soberness. 4 Gr. taken

5 Or, by the devil, unto the will of God Gr. by him, unto the will of him. In the Greek the two pronouns are different.

A. V.-23 unlearned questions avoid.. (do); 24 (the) .. of.. Lord.. unto.. (men) .. patient; 25 || instructing || those.. | will..to.. acknowledging; 26 (that).. (who) are.. him at his.. -CH. III. I also.. perilous; 2 their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers; 3 trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent. . despisers. . (those that are); heady, highminded. . pleasures more; 5 Having.. denying..such; 6 this sort. . which .. | lead |.. with; 8 Now.. resist.. of corrupt minds; 9 manifest.. was; 10 | hast fully known ..doctrine, manner of life. . charity; II afflictions, which came unto..but.

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all the Lord delivered me. "Yea, and all that would live 13 godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. "But evil men and impostors shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. "But abide thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of 1 whom thou hast learned them; "and that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in (16 Christ Jesus. Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for in17 struction which is in righteousness: "that the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good

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4(1) I charge thee in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the quick and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom; "preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long(3) suffering and teaching. "For the time will come when they will not endure the sound 7 doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts; "and will turn away their ears from the truth, and 5 turn aside unto fables. "But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy 6 ministry. "For I am already being offered, and the time 7 of my departure is come. 'I have fought the good fight, 8) I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: "henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day and not only to me, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.

1 Gr. what persons.
discipline

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2 Or, Every scripture is inspired of God, and profitable

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4 Or, I testify, in the sight... dead, both of his appearing &c. 8 Gr. poured

5 Or, bring to the proof

out as a drink-offering.

6 Gr. healthful.

Or, teaching

A. V.-12 will; 13 seducers; 14 continue; 15 child.. holy scriptures; 16 All.. (is) given by inspiration..|| and |.. doctrine; 17 perfect, throughly..all.. works.

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1 [therefore] before.. [the Lord].. | at |; 2 doctrine; 3 shall (they); 4 (they) shall..shall be turned; 5 watch.. endure afflictions.. make full proof of; 6 now ready to be.. at hand; 7 a..my; 8 a..unto.. love.

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