THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
1:1: Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the
will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ
1:2: To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace,
mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3: 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;
1:4: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful
of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
1:5: 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.
1:6: 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.
1:7: For God hath not given us the spirit of
fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1:8: 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;
1:9: 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,
1:10: 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:
1:11: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and
an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
1:12: 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.
1:13: Hold fast the form of sound words, which
thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:14: That good thing which was committed unto
thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
1:15: This thou knowest, that all they which
are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and
1:16: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus;
for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
1:17: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me
out very diligently, and found me.
1:18: 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.
2:1: Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the
grace that is in Christ Jesus.
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.
2:3: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ.
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.
2:5: And if a man also strive for masteries,
yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
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.
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.
2:11: It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead
with him, we shall also live with him:
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.
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.
2:16: But shun profane and vain babblings: for
they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2:17: And their word will eat as doth a canker:
of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2:18: Who concerning the truth have erred, saying
that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith
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.
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.
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.
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,
2:25: In meekness instructing those that oppose
themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the
acknowledging of the truth;
2:26: And that they may recover themselves out
of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his
3:1: This know also, that in the last days perilous
times shall come.
3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers,
false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are
3:4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures
more than lovers of God;
3:5: Having a form of godliness, but denying
the power thereof: from such turn away.
3:6: For of this sort are they which creep into
houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away
with divers lusts,
3:7: Ever learning, and never able to come to
the knowledge of the truth.
3:8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses,
so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate
concerning the faith.
3:9: But they shall proceed no further: for their
folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
3:10: But thou hast fully known my doctrine,
manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
3:11: 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.
3:12: Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ
Jesus shall suffer persecution.
3:13: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse
and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
3:14: But continue thou in the things which thou
hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast
3:15: 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.
3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:
3:17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly
furnished unto all good works.
4:1: 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;
4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out
of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and
4:3: 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;
4:4: And they shall turn away their ears from
the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
4:5: But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions,
do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
4:6: For I am now ready to be offered, and the
time of my departure is at hand.
4:7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished
my course, I have kept the faith:
4:8: 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.
4:9: Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
4:10: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved
this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens
to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
4:11: Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring
him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
4:12: And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
4:13: The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus,
when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially
4:14: Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil:
the Lord reward him according to his works:
4:15: Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath
greatly withstood our words.
4:16: At my first answer no man stood with me,
but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to
4:17: 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.
4:18: 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.
4:19: Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household
4:20: Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus
have I left at Miletum sick.
4:21: Do thy diligence to come before winter.
Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and
all the brethren.
4:22: The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit.
Grace be with you. Amen.