2 Timothy 2
He is exhorted again to constancy and perseverance, and to do the duty of a faithful servant of the Lord in dividing the Word aright, and staying profane and vain babblings.
2 Timothy 2:1 Thou therfor my sonne, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Iesus. 2 Timothy 2:2 And what thynges thou hast hearde of me, manye bearyng wytnes, the same delyuer to faythfull men, whiche are apte to teache other. 2 Timothy 2:3 Thou therfore suffer affliccyon as a good souldyer of Iesu Christe. 2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth hym selfe with worldye busynes, and that because he woulde please hym that hath chosen hym to be a souldyer. 2 Timothy 2:5 And though a man stryue for a masterye, yet is he not crouned, except he stryue lawfullye. 2 Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must fyrste receyue of the frutes. 2 Timothy 2:7 Consyder what I saye. The Lorde geueth vnderstandynge in all thinges. 2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Iesus Christe beynge of the sede of Dauid, rose agayne from death accordynge to my Gospell, 2 Timothy 2:9 wherein I suffer trouble as an euyll doar, euen vnto bondes. But the worde of God was not bounde. 2 Timothy 2:10 Here fore I suffre all thynges, for the electes sakes, that they myghte also obtayne the saluacyon, which is in Christe Iesus, with eternal glory. 2 Timothy 2:11 It is a true saiyng, yf we be deade wt hym we also shall lyue with hym. 2 Timothy 2:12 Yf we be pacyente, we shal also raygne with hym. Yf we denye hym, he also shall denye vs 2 Timothy 2:13 Yf we beleue not yet abydeth he faythfull. He can not deny hym selfe. 2 Timothy 2:14 Of these thynges put them in remembraunce, and testifye before the Lorde, þt they stryue not aboute wordes: which is to no profyte, but to peruerte the hearers. 2 Timothy 2:15 Studye to shewe thy selfe laudable vnto God a workeman that nedeth not to be ashamed dyuydynge the worde of truste iustelye. 2 Timothy 2:16 Vnghostly and vayne voices passe ouer. For they shall encreace vnto greater vngodlynes,
Of Hymenaeus and Philetus.
2 Timothy 2:17 and theyr wordes shall frete euen as doeth a cancre: of whose number is Himeneos & Phyletos: 2 Timothy 2:18 which as concernyng the truethe haue erred, saiynge that the resurreccyon is past alredy, and do destroye the fayth of diuers persons.
The foundation of the Lord is sure.
2 Timothy 2:19 But the sure grounde of God remayneth, and hath thys seale: the Lord knoweth them þt are his, & let euerye man that calleth on the name of Christe departe from iniquitie. 2 Timothy 2:20 Notwtstandyng in a greate house are not onelye vessels of golde and of syluer: but also of woode and of earthe, some for honoure, and some vnto dyshonoure. 2 Timothy 2:21 But yf a man purge hym self from suche felowes, he shalbe a vessell sanctyfyed vnto honoure, mete for the Lorde, & prepared vnto all good workes.
He is taught whereof to beware, and what to follow after, and in what sort the servant of the Lord ought to behave himself.
2 Timothy 2:22 Lustes of youth auoyde, and folow ryghtuousnes, fayth, loue, & peace, with them that call on the Lorde with pure herte. 2 Timothy 2:23 Folyshe & vnlearned questions put from the, remembring that they do, but gendre stryfe. 2 Timothy 2:24 But the seruaunt of the Lorde must not stryue, but must be peasable to all men, and apte to teache, and one that can suffre 2 Timothy 2:25 the euyll in meakenes, and can informe them that resiste: yf that God at any tyme wyll geue them repentaunce for to know the trueth, 2 Timothy 2:26 that they may come to them selues agayne out of the snare of the deuyll, whiche are nowe taken of hym at hys wyll.