1. Therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, these
things commit to faithful men, such as will be competent to teach others also.
3. You, therefore, endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4. No one who is serving as a soldier becomes involved in civilian pursuits, so
that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
5. Also, if anyone strives to win in the athletic games, he is not crowned unless he has competed lawfully.
6. Moreover, it is necessary for the husbandman to labor before partaking of the fruits.
7. Give careful consideration to the things that I am telling you, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
8. Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from among the dead according to my gospel;
9. For which I am suffering hardship, even to the point of being imprisoned like a criminal; but the Word of God has not been chained.
10. Because of this, I endure all things for the sake of the elect in order that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11. This is a faithful saying: If we have died together with Him, we shall also live together with Him;
12. If we endure, we shall also reign together with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
13. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful—He cannot deny Himself.
14. See that they remain mindful of these things, earnestly charging them in the sight of the Lord not to argue over words that are not profitable in any way, but which lead to the subverting of those who hear.
15. Diligently study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of the truth;
16. But avoid profane and vain babblings because they will only give rise to more ungodliness,
17. And their words will eat away at the body like gangrene; of whom are Hymeneus and Philetus,
18. Who have gone astray from the truth, claiming that the resurrection has already taken place, and are destroying the faith of some.
19. Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who calls upon the name of Christ depart from unrighteousness.”
20. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; and some are for honor; and some are for dishonor.
21. Therefore, if anyone has purged himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, having been sanctified and made serviceable to the Master, and having been prepared for every good work.
22. But flee youthful lusts; and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace with those who are calling on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23. But foolish and ignorant speculations reject, knowing that they engender arguments.
24. Now it is obligatory that a servant of the Lord not be argumentative, but gentle toward all, competent to teach, forbearing,
25. In meekness correcting those who set themselves in opposition; if perhaps God may grant them repentance unto acknowledging of the truth,
26. And that they may wake up and escape from the devil’s snare, who have been taken captive by him to do his will.
CONJthe things thatG3739
R-APNyou have heardG191
A-NSMwho is serving as a soldierG4754
V-AAS-3Shim who enlisted him as a soldier.G4758
X-NSMstrives to win in the athletic games,G118
V-PAS-3She is notG3756
PRT-Nhe has competedG118
Moreover, it isG1163
Give careful considerationG3539
V-PAM-2Sto the things thatG3739
R-ASNI am tellingG3004
PREPamong the deadG3498
R-DSNI am suffering hardship,G2553
V-PAI-1Seven to the point ofG3360
A-APNfor the sake ofG1223
A-APMin order thatG2443
T-NSMis a faithfulG4103
CONJwe have died together with Him,G4880
V-2AAI-1Pwe shall alsoG2532
CONJlive together with Him;G4800
V-PAI-1Pwe shall alsoG2532
CONJreign together with Him;G4821
CONJwe deny Him,G720
V-FDI-3SHe will alsoG2548
CONJwe are unfaithful,G569
See that they remain mindfulG5279
V-PAM-2Sof these things,G5023
V-PNP-NSMthem in the sightG1799
PRT-Nto argue over wordsG3054
A-ASNin any way, but whichG3588
N-DSFof those who hear.G191
N-ASMwho does not need to be ashamed,G422
A-APFand vain babblingsG2757
CONJthey will only give riseG4298
N-NSMwill eat awayG2192
N-ASFat the body likeG5613
R-NPMhave gone astrayG795
D-GPNhe will beG2071
N-ASFhaving been sanctifiedG37
N-DSMand having been preparedG2090
T-GPMare calling onG1941
CONJit is obligatoryG1163
V-PQI-3Sthat a servantG1401
N-ASMof the LordG2962
A-APMcompetent to teach,G1317
T-APMset themselves in opposition;G475
N-ASFof the truth,G225
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