2 Timothy 2 Revised Geneva Translation (RGT)
2 Therefore you, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things you have heard from me among many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who shall be able to teach others also.
3 You, therefore, suffer affliction as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No one who serves as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, because he wants to please the one who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he has competed lawfully.
6 The farmer must labor before he receives the fruits.
7 Consider what I say. May the Lord give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ - of the seed of David - was raised again from the dead according to my Gospel,
9 in which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even unto bonds. But the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore, I suffer all things for the elect’s sake, so that they might also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 This is a true saying: “For if we are dead together with Him, we also shall live together with Him.
12 “If we suffer, we shall also reign together with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.
13 “If we do not believe, He still remains faithful. He cannot deny Himself.”
14 Remind them of these things. And testify before the Lord that they do not strive about words (which is of no use, except for the subversion of the hearers).
15 Be eager to present yourself to God approved; a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
16 But stay away from godless and empty babblings. For they shall increase to more ungodliness.
17 And their word shall grow like gangrene. Of which sort is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 who, as concerning the truth, have erred from the mark; saying that the resurrection has already passed, destroying the faith of some.
19 But the foundation of God remains sure, as has this seal: “The Lord knows who are His,” and, “Let everyone who calls on the Name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
20 But, in a great house are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some for honor, and some for dishonor.
21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these, he shall be a vessel for honor; sanctified and useful to the Lord, having been prepared for every good work.
22 Also, flee from the lusts of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace (with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart).
23 And put away foolish and uneducated questions, knowing that they beget strife.
24 The servant of the Lord must not strive, but must be gentle toward all, able to teach, forbearing;
25 disciplining those who oppose with humility, in case God might give them repentance at any time so that they may acknowledge the truth
26 and repent out of that snare of the devil (of whom they have been taken prisoner, to do his will).