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