2 Timothy (Tyndale – 1526)

The 2nd Epistle to Timothy ~ 1526 Tyndale [Modern]
1:01 Paul an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of god, to preach the promise of life, which life is in Christ Jesus.
1:02 To Timothe his beloved son Grace, mercy, and peace, from god the father, and from Jesus Christ our lord.
1:03 I thank god, whom I serve from mine elders with pure conscience, that without ceasing I make mention of thee in my prayers night and day,
1:04 desiring to see thee, mindful of thy tears: so that I am filled with joy,
1:05 when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunica: and am assured that it dwelleth in thee also.
1:06 Wherefore I warn thee that thou stir up the gift of god which is in thee, by the putting on of my hands.
1:07 For god hath not given to us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of honest behaviour.
1:08 Be not ashamed to testify our lord, neither be ashamed of me, which am bound for his sake: but suffer adversity with the gospel also through the power of god,
1:09 which saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not after our deeds, but for his purpose and grace, which grace was given us through Christ Jesus before the world was,
1:10 but is now declared openly by the appearing of our saviour Jesus Christ, which hath put away death, and hath brought life and immortality unto light through the gospel,
1:11 whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles:
1:12 for the which cause I also suffer this. nevertheless I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed, and am sure that he is able keep that which I have committed to his keeping against that day.
1:13 See thou have the ensample of the wholesome words which thou heardest of me, in faith and love which is in Jesus Christ.
1:14 That good thing which was committed to thy keeping, keep in the holy ghost which dwelleth in us.
1:15 This thou knowest how that all they which are in Asia be turned from me. of which sort are Phygellos and Hermogenes.
1:16 the Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphoros, for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
1:17 but when he was at Rome he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
1:18 The lord grant unto him that he may find mercy with the lord at that day. And in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus thou knowest very well.
2:01 Thou therefore my son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2:02 And what things thou hast heard of me, many bearing witness, the same deliver to faithful men, which are apt to teach other.
2:03 Thou therefore suffer affliction as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2:04 No man that warreth, entangleth himself with worldly business, and that because he would please him that hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2:05 And though a man strive for a mastery, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
2:06 The husbandman that laboureth must first receive of the fruits.
2:07 Consider what I say. The lord give thee understanding in all things.
2:08 Remember that Jesus Christ being of the seed of David, rose again from death according to my gospel,
2:09 wherein I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even unto bonds. but the word of god was not bound.
2:10 Herefore I suffer all things, for the elect’s sakes, that they might also obtain that health which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
2:11 It is a true saying, if we be dead with him, we also shall live with him.
2:12 If we be patient, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he also shall deny us.
2:13 If we believe not, yet abideth he faithful. He cannot deny himself.
2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, and testify before the lord, that they strive not about words, which is to no profit, but to pervert the hearers.
2:15 Study to shew thyself laudable unto god, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word of truth justly.
2:16 Unghostly and vain voices pass over. For they shall increase unto greater ungodliness,
2:17 and their words shall fret even as doth a canker. of whose number is hymeneos, and Philetos,
2:18 which as concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already, and do destroy the faith of divers persons.
2:19 But the sure ground of god remaineth, and hath this seal: the lord knoweth them that are his, and let every man that calleth on the name of Christ, depart from iniquity.
2:20 Notwithstanding in a great house are not only vessels of gold and of silver: but also of wood and of earth: Some for honour, and some unto dishonour.
2:21 If a man purge himself from such fellows, he shall be a vessel sanctified unto honour meet for the lord, and prepared unto all good works.
2:22 Lusts of youth avoid, and follow rightwiseness, faith, love, and peace, with them that call on the lord with pure heart.
2:23 Foolish and unlearned questions put from thee, remembering that they do but make strife.
2:24 But the servant of the lord must not strive: but must be peaceable unto all men, and ready to teach,
2:25 and one that can suffer the evil in meekness, and can inform them that resist, if that god at any time will give them repentance for to know the truth:
2:26 that they may wake out of sleep again, out of the snare of the devil, which are now taken of him at his will.
3:01 This understand, that in the last days shall come perilous times:
3:02 For the men shall be lovers of their own selves, Covetous, Boasters, Proud, Cursed speakers, disobedient to father and mother, unthankful, unholy,
3:03 churlish, stubborn, false accusers, rioters, fierce, despisers of them which are good,
3:04 traitors, heady, high minded, greedy upon voluptuousness more than the lovers of god,
3:05 having a similitude of godly living, but have denied the power there of. Such abhor.
3:06 For of this sort are they which enter into houses, and bring into bondage women laden with sin, which women are led of divers lusts,
3:07 ever learning, and never able to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
3:08 As Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, even so do these resist the truth. men they are of corrupt minds, and lewd as concerning the faith:
3:09 but they shall prevail no longer. For their madness shall be uttered unto all men as theirs was:
3:10 but thou hast seen the experience of my doctrine, ordinance, purpose, faith, long suffering, love, patience,
3:11 persecutions, and afflictions which happened unto me at Antioche, at Iconium, and at lystra: which persecutions I suffered patiently, And from them all the lord delivered me.
3:12 Yea and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, must suffer persecutions.
3:13 But the evil men and deceivers, shall wax worse and worse, while they deceive, and are deceived themselves.
3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, which also were committed unto thee seeing thou knowest of whom thou hast learned them.
3:15 and forasmuch also as thou hast known holy scripture of a child, which is able to make thee wise unto health through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
3:16 For all scripture given by inspiration of god, is profitable to teach, to improve, to inform, and to instruct in rightwiseness,
3:17 that the man of god may be perfect, and prepared unto all good works.
4:01 I testify therefore before god, and before the lord Jesus Christ, which shall judge quick and dead at his appearing in his kingdom,
4:02 preach the word, be fervent, be it in season, or out of season. Improve, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering.
4:03 For the time will come, when they will not suffer wholesome doctrine: but after their own lusts shall they (whose ears itch) get them an heap of teachers,
4:04 and shall turn their ears from the truth, and shall be given unto fables:
4:05 But watch thou in all things, and suffer adversity, and do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thine office unto the utmost.
4:06 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departing is at hand.
4:07 I have fought a good fight, and have fulfilled my course, and have kept the faith.
4:08 From henceforth is laid up for me a crown of rightwiseness, which the lord that is a righteous judge shall give me at that day. not to me only: but unto all them that love his coming.
4:09 Make speed to come unto me at once.
4:10 For Demas hath left me, and hath loved this present world, and is departed into Tessalonica. Crescens is gone to Galacia, and Titus unto Dalmacea.
4:11 Only Lucas is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee, for he is necessary unto me for to minister.
4:12 and Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
4:13 the cloke that I left at troada with Carpus when thou comest bring with thee, and the books, but specially the parchment.
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil, the lord reward him according to his deeds,
4:15 of whom be thou ware also. For he withstood our preaching sore.
4:16 At my first answering for myself, no man assisted me, but all forsook me. I pray god, that it may not be laid to their charges:
4:17 notwithstanding the lord assisted me, and strengthened me, that by me the preaching should be fulfilled to the utmost and that all the gentiles should hear, And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion,
4:18 And the lord shall deliver me from all evil doing, and shall keep me unto his heavenly kingdom. To whom be praise for ever and ever Amen.
4:19 Salute prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus abode at Chorinthum. Trophimos I left at Miletum sick.
4:21 Make speed to come before winter. Eubolus greeteth thee, and Pudes, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
4:22 The lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you Amen.
END The second epistle written from Rome unto Timothe, when Paul was presented the second time up, before the Emperor Nero.