Modern Literal Version
[2 Timothy 2]

     2:1 You therefore, my child, be empowered in the grace which is in Christ Jesus. 2:2 And the things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, consign these to faithful men, who will also be competent to teach others. 2:3 Therefore suffer evil treatment as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2:4 No active soldier entangles himself in the {F} tradeoffs of this life, in order that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 2:5 And if anyone also contends in the games, he is not crowned, if he has not contended lawfully. 2:6 It is essential that the farmer who labors to receive of the fruits first. 2:7 Perceive the things I am saying; for* the Lord may give you intelligence in all things. 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, who has been raised from the dead, was born out of the seed of David, according to my good-news; 2:9 in which I am suffering evil treatment, even as far as bonds, like a criminal, but the word of God has not been bound. 2:10Because of this, I endure all things, because of the chosen, in order that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with everlasting glory. 2:11 Faithful is the word: for* if we died together with him, we will also be living together with him: 2:12 if we endure, we will also be reigning together with him; if we are denying him, he will also be denying us; 2:13 if we are unfaithful, that one is remaining faithful; he is not able to deny himself.

     2:14 Remind them of these things, thoroughly testifying in the sight of the Lord, that they arenot to quarrel over words, which is useful in nothing, ending in catastrophe of those who hear. 2:15Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed worker, {F} cutting-straight the word of truth. 2:16 But avoid profane empty-talks; for* they will progress on to more ungodliness,2:17 and their word will hold an eating-away like gangrene; of whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus.2:18 They have deviated concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has happened already and are perverting the faith of some.

     2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal, 'The Lord knows those who are his,' {Num 16:5} and 'Let everyone who names the name of the Lord withdraw away from unrighteousness.' {Isa 26:13}

     2:20 Now vessels are not only golden and silver in a great house, but also wooden and clay, and indeed the things to honor and the things to dishonor. 2:21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel *for honor, having been made holy and is useful to the master, having been prepared *for every good work. 2:22 But flee the youthful lusts; pursue righteousness, faith, love*, and peace, with those who are calling upon the Lord out of a clean heart. 2:23 But renounce foolish and non-instructive debates, knowing that they give-birth to quarrels. 2:24 But it is essential for the Lord's bondservant to not quarrel, but to be mild toward all, skilled in teaching, tolerating it when being mistreated, 2:25 in meekness {F} educating those who are placing themselves in opposition; if maybe God might give them repentance to come to the full knowledge of the truth, 2:26 and they might sober up out of the snare of the devil, having been caught live by him to that man's will.

     {Footnotes: 2Ti 2:4, or: occupations of civilian life. 2Ti 2:15, or: handling correctly. 1Ti 2:25, an all inclusive word to describe what parents do for their children: disciplining, correcting, training.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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