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Book 55        2 Timothy

55:001:001 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according
           to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

55:001:002 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace,
           from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

55:001:003 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure
           conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in
           my prayers night and day;

55:001:004 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that
           I may be filled with joy;

55:001:005 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in
           thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy
           mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

55:001:006 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift
           of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

55:001:007 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
           and of love, and of a sound mind.

55:001:008 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,
           nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the
           afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

55:001:009 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not
           according to our works, but according to his own purpose and
           grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world
           began,

55:001:010 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
           Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and
           immortality to light through the gospel:

55:001:011 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a
           teacher of the Gentiles.

55:001:012 For the 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
           unto him against that day.

55:001:013 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of
           me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

55:001:014 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy
           Ghost which dwelleth in us.

55:001:015 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned
           away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

55:001:016 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft
           refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

55:001:017 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently,
           and found me.

55:001:018 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in
           that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at
           Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

55:002:001 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in
           Christ Jesus.

55:002:002 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.

55:002:003 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
           Christ.

55:002:004 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.

55:002:005 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
           except he strive lawfully.

55:002:006 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
           fruits.

55:002:007 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in
           all things.

55:002:008 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
           from the dead according to my gospel:

55:002:009 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds;
           but the word of God is not bound.

55:002:010 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.

55:002:011 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall
           also live with him:

55:002:012 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he
           also will deny us:

55:002:013 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
           himself.

55:002:014 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.

55:002:015 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
           needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

55:002:016 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase
           unto more ungodliness.

55:002:017 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus
           and Philetus;

55:002:018 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the
           resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

55:002:019 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.

55:002:020 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.

55:002:021 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.

55:002:022 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
           charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure
           heart.

55:002:023 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they
           do gender strifes.

55:002:024 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle
           unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

55:002:025 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
           peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of
           the truth;

55:002:026 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
           devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

55:003:001 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
           come.

55:003:002 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
           boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
           unthankful, unholy,

55:003:003 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
           incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

55:003:004 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than
           lovers of God;

55:003:005 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:
           from such turn away.

55:003:006 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead
           captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers
           lusts,

55:003:007 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the
           truth.

55:003:008 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also
           resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning
           the faith.

55:003:009 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be
           manifest unto all men, as their's also was.

55:003:010 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life,
           purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

55:003:011 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at
           Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of
           them all the Lord delivered me.

55:003:012 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
           persecution.

55:003:013 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,
           deceiving, and being deceived.

55:003:014 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and
           hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

55:003:015 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
           which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith
           which is in Christ Jesus.

55:003:016 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
           profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for
           instruction in righteousness:

55:003:017 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto
           all good works.

55:004:001 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ,
           who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and
           his kingdom;

55:004:002 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,
           rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

55:004:003 For the time will come when they will not endure sound
           doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to
           themselves teachers, having itching ears;

55:004:004 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall
           be turned unto fables.

55:004:005 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work
           of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

55:004:006 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure
           is at hand.

55:004:007 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
           kept the faith:

55:004:008 Henceforth 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 unto all them also that love his
           appearing.

55:004:009 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

55:004:010 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
           and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus
           unto Dalmatia.

55:004:011 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for
           he is profitable to me for the ministry.

55:004:012 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

55:004:013 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest,
           bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

55:004:014 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward
           him according to his works:

55:004:015 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our
           words.

55:004:016 At 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.

55:004:017 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me;
           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.

55:004:018 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will
           preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for
           ever and ever. Amen.

55:004:019 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

55:004:020 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum
           sick.

55:004:021 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee,
           and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

55:004:022 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.
           Amen.

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