1 Thou therefore, my sonne, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Iesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of mee among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithfull men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 Thou therefore indure hardnesse, as a good souldier of Iesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth, intangleth himselfe with the affaires of this life, that hee may please him who hath chosen him to be a souldier.
5 And if a man also striue for masteries, yet is hee not crowned except hee striue lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth, must bee first partaker of the fruites.
7 Consider what I say, and the Lord giue thee vnderstanding in all things.
8 Remember that Iesus Christ of the seede of Dauid, was raised from the dead, according to my Gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an euill doer, euen vnto bonds: but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I indure all things for the elects sakes, that they may also obtaine the saluation which is in Christ Iesus, with eternall glory.
11 It is a faithfull saying: for if we bee dead with him, wee shall also liue with him.
12 If we suffer, we shall also reigne with him: if wee denie him, hee also will denie vs.
13 If we beleeue not, yet he abideth faithfull, he cannot denie himselfe.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord, that they striue not about words to no profite, but to the subuerting of the hearers.
15 Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diuiding the word of trueth.
16 But shun profane and vaine bablings, for they will increase vnto more vngodlinesse.
17 And their word will eate as doth a canker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus.
18 Who concerning the trueth haue erred, saying that the resurrection is past alreadie, and ouerthrow the faith of some.
19 Neuerthelesse the foundation of God standeth sure, hauing the seale, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let euery one that nameth the Name of Christ, depart from iniquitie.
20 But in a great house, there are not onely vessels of gold, and of siluer, but also a wood, & of earth: and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himselfe from these, he shal be a vessell vnto honour, sanctified, and meete for the Masters vse, and prepared vnto euery good worke.
22 Flie also youthfull lusts: but follow righteousnesse, faith, charitie, peace with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and vnlearned questions auoid, knowing that they doe gender strifes.
24 And the seruant of the Lord must not striue: but bee gentle vnto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekenesse instructing those that oppose themselues, if God peraduenture will giue them repentance to the acknowledging of the trueth.
26 And that they may recouer themselues out of the snare of the deuill, who are taken captiue by him at his will.