1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
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 a others also.
3 Thou therefore endure a, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
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.
5 And if a man also a for b, yet is he not c, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first a of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was a from the dead according to my b:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
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.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be a with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we a, we shall also b with him: if we c him, he also will deny us:
13 If we a, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot b himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they a to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 a to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, b the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and a: for they will increase unto more b.
17 And their a will eat as doth a canker: of whom is b and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have a, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
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.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of a; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a a unto honour, b, and c for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful a: but follow b, faith, charity, c, with them that call on the Lord out of a d heart.
23 But a and unlearned b avoid, knowing that they do gender c.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not a; but be gentle unto all men, apt to b, patient,
25 In a b those that oppose themselves; if God c will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken a by him at his will.