2 Timothy


2 Timothy 1: (Back)

1 Paul, an apostle of Messiah Yeshua, by the will of Elohim, according to the promise of life that is in Messiah Yeshua, 2 to Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace, from Elohim the Father by Messiah Yeshua our Lord. 3 I thank Elohim, whom I serve from my forefathers, with pure conscience, so that without ceasing I have remembrance of you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, so that I may be filled with joy 5 when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that is in you also. 6 Therefore, I put you in remembrance; that you stir up the gift of Elohim, which is in you, by the putting on of my hands. 7 For Elohim has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of Love, and of a sound mind. 8 Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, his prisoner. But be partakers of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of Elohim, 9 who has 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 us in Messiah Yeshua before the world began, 10 but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior, Messiah Yeshua, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Where unto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and Love that is in Messiah Yeshua. 14 That good thing which was committed unto you, keep by the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. 15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia have turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord gives mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains. 17 When he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. 18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of The Lord in that day, and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, you know very well.

2 Timothy 2: (Back)

1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Messiah Yeshua. 2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same you commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Messiah Yeshua. 4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strives for mastery, he is not crowned except he strives lawfully. 6 The husbandman that labored must be the first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say, and The Lord will give you understanding in all things. 8 Remember that Messiah Yeshua, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to the Gospel: 9 Wherein I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even unto bonds: But the word of Elohim is not bound. 10 Therefore, I endure all things for the Elect's sake; that they may also obtain the salvation, which is in Messiah Yeshua with eternal glory. 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him. 12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. 13 If we believe not, He yet abides faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 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. 15 Study to show yourself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babbling, for they will increase unto more unrighteousness. 17 And their word will eat as does a canker, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who, concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; overthrowing the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless, the foundation of Elohim stands sure, having this seal: The Lord knows them that are His! Let everyone that names the name of Messiah Yeshua, depart from iniquity! 20 In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. 21 If you therefore purge yourself from these, you shall be a vessel unto honor; sanctified and right for the Master's use, and prepared unto every good work. 22 Flee also youthful lusts; follow righteousness, faith, charity, and peace, with them that call on The Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions, avoid, knowing that they only generate strife. 24 The servant of The Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all people, apt to teach, patient, 25 and in meekness instruct those that oppose themselves, so if Elohim peradventure, will give them repentance at the acknowledging of the truth, 26 so that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 3: (Back)

1 Know this also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. 2 For people shall become lovers of their own selves; covetous; boasters; proud; blasphemers; disobedient to elders; unthankful; unholy; 3 without natural affection; truce breakers; false accusers; incontinent; fierce; despisers of those that are good; 4 traitors; emotional; high–minded; lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohim; 5 having a form of Messianic likeness but denying the power thereof: From such turn away! (Rom 1; James 5) 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of the gullible; those loaded down with sins and led away by various lusts. 7 They are always studying but never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now, as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth; people of corrupt minds and reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further, for their folly shall be manifest unto everyone, as theirs also was. 10 But you have fully known my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, and afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, but out of them all, The Lord delivered me. 12 Yea, and all that will live righteous in Messiah Yeshua shall suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14 But you; continue in the things that you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them. 15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Messiah Yeshua. 16 All scripture was given by inspiration of Elohim, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; 17 that the people of Elohim may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 4: (Back)

1 I charge you therefore, before Elohim, through The Lord, Messiah Yeshua, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be instant in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, and having itching ears 4 they shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But you; watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist to make full proof of your ministry. 6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which The Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me on that day. And not to me only, but unto all them also that Love His appearing. 9 Do your diligence to come shortly unto me, 10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia; Titus unto Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is very helpful unto me for the ministry. 12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when you come, bring with you, and the books, but especially the parchments. {the Q-Source} 14 Alexander the copper–smith did me much evil: The Lord rewards him according to his works! 15 Of whom you beware of also, for he has greatly withstood our words. 16 At my first answer, no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray unto Elohim that it may not be laid to their charge. 17 Notwithstanding, The Lord steadied me and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His Heavenly Kingdom, to who is glory forever and ever: Amen! 19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus abode at Corinth, but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. 21 Do your diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, and Pudens and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 22 The Lord Messiah Yeshua be with your spirit. Grace be with you: Amen!
[This second postal letter, an epistle unto Saint Timothy who was ordained the first bishop as elder of the Koinonia of the Ephesians, was written from Rome by Saint Paul when he was brought before Nero the second time.] (Back)