1: Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which [is] in Christ Jesus. 2: And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also. 3: Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4: No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier. 5: And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully. 6: The husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits. 7: Think of what I say, for the Lord will give thee understanding in all things. 8: Remember Jesus Christ raised from among [the] dead, of [the] seed of David, according to my glad tidings, 9: in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound. 10: For this cause I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which [is] in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11: The word [is] faithful; for if we have died together with [him], we shall also live together; 12: if we endure, we shall also reign together; if we deny, he also will deny us; 13: if we are unfaithful, he abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself. 14: Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers. 15: Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth. 16: But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety, 17: and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18: [men] who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19: Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity. 20: But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21: If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, [in separating himself from them], he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work. 22: But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call upon the Lord out of a pure heart. 23: But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions. 24: And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing; 25: in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of [the] truth, 26: and that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for his will.