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2 Timothy 2

2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2:2 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.
2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: (2:8) "Jesus Christ of the seed of David"
Was Joseph the father of Jesus?
2:9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: (2:12-18)

(2:12) "If we deny him, he also will deny us." (Fair is fair!)

(2:16) "Shun profane and vain babblings."
Shun non-believers and other profane babblers.
Should believers discuss their faith with non-believers?

(2:17-18) Hymenaeus and Philetus are condemned for disagreeing with "Paul" about the timing of the resurrection. (See 1 Tim.1:20 and 2 Tim.4:14-15)

(2:17) "Their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;"

(2:18) "Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some."

(2:19) "The Lord knoweth them that are his."
This verse was used by the Catholic Church during the inquisition to justify killing those suspected of heresy. ("Kill them all, for `the Lord knows them that are His'.")

2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
2:14 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.
2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
2:19 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.
2:20 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 to dishonour.
2:21 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.
2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2:24) "Be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient."

(2:26)
"The devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."
The devil can take us captive any time he pleases.
Can the devil capture us at will?

2:23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Hold fast to the words of the author of Second Timothy.
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. 2:2
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 2:7
Of these things put them in remembrance. 2:14

Endure hardness.
Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2:3
Remember that Jesus of David's seed was raised from the dead.
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel. 2:8

Study to show that you are approved by God.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2:15

Avoid profane and vain babblings.
Shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2:16

Don't try to satisfy your lusts.
Flee also youthful lusts. 2:22a

Follow righteousness.
Follow righteousness. 2:22b

Keep the faith.
Follow ... faith. 2:22c

Do everything with charity.
Follow ... charity. 2:22d

Follow peace.
Follow ... peace. 2:22e

Avoid foolish and unlearned questions.
Foolish and unlearned questions avoid. 2:23

Don't argue.
The servant of the Lord must not strive. 2:24a

Be gentle with everyone.
>Be gentle unto all men. 2:24b

Be patient with everybody.
Be ... patient. 2:24c

Meekly instruct those that oppose themselves.
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2:25-26

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