1: Thou, therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that [is] in Christ Jesus, 2: and the things that thou didst hear from me through many witnesses, these things be committing to stedfast men, who shall be sufficient also others to teach; 3: thou, therefore, suffer evil as a good soldier of Jesus Christ; 4: no one serving as a soldier did entangle himself with the affairs of life, that him who did enlist him he may please; 5: and if also any one may strive, he is not crowned, except he may strive lawfully; 6: the labouring husbandman it behoveth first of the fruits to partake; 7: be considering what things I say, for the Lord give to thee understanding in all things. 8: Remember Jesus Christ, raised out of the dead, of the seed of David, according to my good news, 9: in which I suffer evil -- unto bonds, as an evil-doer, but the word of God hath not been bound; 10: because of this all things do I endure, because of the choice ones, that they also salvation may obtain that [is] in Christ Jesus, with glory age-during. 11: Stedfast [is] the word: For if we died together -- we also shall live together; 12: if we do endure together -- we shall also reign together; if we deny [him], he also shall deny us; 13: if we are not stedfast, he remaineth stedfast; to deny himself he is not able. 14: These things remind [them] of, testifying fully before the Lord -- not to strive about words to nothing profitable, but to the subversion of those hearing; 15: be diligent to present thyself approved to God -- a workman irreproachable, rightly dividing the word of the truth; 16: and the profane vain talkings stand aloof from, for to more impiety they will advance, 17: and their word as a gangrene will have pasture, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18: who concerning the truth did swerve, saying the rising again to have already been, and do overthrow the faith of some; 19: sure, nevertheless, hath the foundation of God stood, having this seal, 'The Lord hath known those who are His,' and 'Let him depart from unrighteousness -- every one who is naming the name of Christ.' 20: And 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: 21: if, then, any one may cleanse himself from these, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified and profitable to the master -- to every good work having been prepared, 22: and the youthful lusts flee thou, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those calling upon the Lord out of a pure heart; 23: and the foolish and uninstructed questions be avoiding, having known that they beget strife, 24: and a servant of the Lord it behoveth not to strive, but to be gentle unto all, apt to teach, patient under evil, 25: in meekness instructing those opposing -- if perhaps God may give to them repentance to an acknowledging of the truth, 26: and they may awake out of the devil's snare, having been caught by him at his will.