Modern Literal Version
2 Timothy 1]

     1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus. 1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

     1:3 I have gratitude to God, to whom I am giving-divine service from my ancestors in a clean conscience, as I have constant remembrance concerning you in my supplications, night and day. 1:4 I am longing to see you, having been reminded of your tears, in order that I may be filled from your joy; 1:5 receiving a reminder of the non-pretended faith, which is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I also have confidence it is in you. 1:6 Because of which case, I am reminding you to rekindle the gift* of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 1:7 For* God did not give to us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and love* and self-discipline. 1:8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor me, his prisoner, but suffer-hardship together with the good-news according to the power of God, 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times everlasting. 1:10 But now it was manifested through the appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who indeed did-away-with death and illuminated both life and incorruption through the good-news, 1:11 to which I was appointed* a preacher and an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles. 1:12 Because of which case, I also am suffering these things too, but I am not ashamed; for* I know the one whom I have believed and I have confidence that he is able to guard my deposit consigned to him *for that day. 1:13 Hold to the pattern of sound* words which you heard from me, in faith and love* in Christ Jesus. 1:14 Guard the good deposit consigned to you through the Holy Spirit who is dwelling in us.

     1:15 You know this, that all who are in Asia turned themselves away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 1:16 May the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain; 1:17 but, after he happened to be in Rome, he diligently sought me and found me, 1:18 (may the Lord give to him to find mercy from the Lord in that day), and how-much he served me in Ephesus, you know this quite-well.

[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 heard from me through many witnesses, consign these to faithful men, who will also be competent to teach others. 2:3 Therefore you, suffer evil treatment as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2:4 No active soldier entangles himself in the tradeoffs of this life {Or: occupations of civilian 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 did not contend 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. 2:10 Because 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 are not to quarrel over words, which is useful in nothing, ending in catastrophe of those who hear. 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, an unashamed worker, cutting-straight {or: handling correctly} 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 who deviated concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is to have happened already and are perverting the faith of some.

     2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal, 'The Lord knew 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 there are not only golden and silver vessels 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: 1Ti 2:25, an all inclusive word to describe what parents do for their children: disciplining, correcting, training.}

[2 Timothy 3]

     3:1 But know this, that grievous times will be present in the last days. 3:2 For* men will be lovers of themselves, money-lovers, braggarts, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3 cold-hearted, implacable, slanderers, with no self-control, untamed, not lovers of good, 3:4 betrayers, rash, having been puffed up, loving sensual-delights rather than loving God; 3:5 holding to a form of devoutness, but having denied its power. Now turn yourself away from these people. 3:6 For* out of these people are those who are sneaking into houses and capturing the immature women, who have been piled up with sins and are led away by various lusts, 3:7 always learning and never being able to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 3:8 Now in the manner that Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses so also, are these standing against the truth. Men having been utterly corrupted in their mind, unapproved concerning the faith. 3:9 But they will be progressing no more-than this. For* their mindlessness will be obvious to all people, as that of those men also became.

     3:10 But you have followed closely my teaching, my lead, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love*, my endurance, 3:11 my persecutions and my sufferings, such-as happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, and in Lystra. I underwent many persecutions such-as these, and the Lord rescued me out of all of them. 3:12 But even all who wish to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 3:13 But evil men and impostors will be progressing from bad on to worse, misleading and being misled. 3:14 But you, abide in the things which you learned and were entrusted with, knowing from whom you learned them. 3:15 And you have known, that from a baby, the sacred Scriptures which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

     3:16 All Scripture is God breathed and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for education which is in righteousness, 3:17 in order that the man of God may be equipped, having been utterly equipped for every good work.

[2 Timothy 4]

     4:1 Therefore, I am thoroughly testifying in the sight of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge the living and the dead according to his appearing and his kingdom. 4:2 Preach the word. Stand-ready opportunely and inopportunely. Reprove, rebuke and encourage in all patience and teaching. 4:3 For* the time will be coming when they will not be tolerating the sound* teaching, but having itchy ears, they will be piling up for themselves teachers according to their own lusts; 4:4 and will indeed turn their ears away from the truth and their ears will be turned aside to fables. 4:5 But you, be sober in all things, suffer evil treatment, do* the work of an evangelist, fully assure your service.

     4:6 For* I am already a drink-offering and the time of my departure stands-ready. 4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have completed the course. I have kept the faith. 4:8 Furthermore the crown of righteousness is laying up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will be giving to me in that day, and not only to me, but also to all those who have loved* his appearing.

     4:9 Be diligent to come to me shortly; 4:10 for* Demas forsook me and traveled to Thessalonica, having loved* this current age; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Having taken Mark, bring* him with yourself; for* he is useful to me *for service. 4:12 But Tychicus I sent forth to Ephesus. 4:13 Bring the coat that I left in Troas with Carpus when you come, bring it and the books, especially the parchments. 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith showed toward me many evil things. May the Lord repay to him according to his works; 4:15 whom you also, guard yourself against; for* he is exceedingly standing against our words. 4:16 No one came* together in my first defense, but all forsook me; may it not be counted against them. 4:17 But the Lord stood beside me and empowered me; in order that the preaching might be fully assured through me and in order that all the Gentiles might hear and I was rescued out of the mouth of the lion. 4:18 The Lord will be rescuing me from every evil work and will save me *for his heavenly kingdom: in whom is the glory, forevermore. Amen.

     4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila and the house of Onesiphorus. 4:20 Erastus remained in Corinth, but I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 4:21 Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus greets you and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.

     4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ, is with your spirit. Grace is with you*. Amen.

     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

    {Paul's martyrdom at Rome. 66 AD.}

{{ Introduction to Titus 63-64 AD

    This letter was written after Paul was released from his first two-year imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28:30, 31). It was written to provide instructions and encouragement to Titus and to all men who preach the Good-news and to set in order things that are lacking in any congregation of Christ as well as to give some qualifications of elders (1Tim. 3 also). He also points out the importance of exhorting and convicting false teachers. He is stressing the necessity of teaching and preaching sound doctrine as well as to bring to mind the kindness, love, mercy, and grace of God focusing on blessings of being saved from sin, justified, redeemed, purified, God's own special people and heirs of God so the Christian can have hope. No wonder Paul described Titus as his partner and fellow worker!}

    {Paul's second imprisonment. Autumn 65 AD. Rome. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy was written.}}

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