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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You therefore, my son, be strengthened in the grace which is in Yeshua The Messiah,
And those things which you have heard from me by many witnesses, entrust those things to trustworthy men, who are able also to teach others.
And endure hardships as a good Soldier of Yeshua The Messiah.
Is not a Soldier bound in matters of the world to please him who has chosen him?
And if a man competes, he is not crowned if he does not compete by the rules.
It is fitting for the plowman who toils that he first be sustained by his crop.
Consider what I say. May our Lord give you wisdom in everything.
8Call to mind Yeshua The Messiah, who arose from the place of the dead, he who is from the seed of David according to my Gospel,
9In which I suffer evil things, even unto chains, as an evildoer, but the word of God is not chained.
10Because of this, I endure everything for the sake of The Elect Ones, that they also may find the life which is in Yeshua The Messiah with eternal glory.
11And this word is trustworthy, for if we have died with him, we shall also live with him,
12And if we suffer, we shall also reign with him, but if we renounce him, he will also renounce us.
13And if we shall not have believed in him, he continues in his faithfulness, for he cannot renounce himself.
14Remind them of these things, and charge them before our Lord that they should not dispute about words without profit, to the overthrow of those who hear such things.
15And take care of yourself, that you present yourself perfectly before God, a laborer without shame, who preaches the word of truth straightforwardly.
16And avoid empty words in which there is no benefit, for they will all the more add to the wickedness of those who converse in them,
17And their speech will seize many like a consuming cancer, and one of them is Humenayus, and another, Philetus,
18These who have wandered from the truth, while saying that the resurrection of the dead has occurred, and overthrow the faith of some.
19But the foundation of God stands firm, and it has this seal: “And THE LORD JEHOVAH knows those who are his, and let everyone who calls on the name of THE LORD JEHOVAH separate from evil.”
20But in a great house, there are not only vessels of gold or silver, but also of wood and of pottery, some of them for honor and some for dishonor.
21If a man will purify himself from these things, he is a pure vessel for honor, suitable for the use of his Lord and ready for every good work.
22Escape from all lusts of youth and run after righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on our Lord with a pure heart.
23Abstain from the disputes of fools who are without instruction, for you know that they generate conflict.
24But a Servant of our Lord ought not to fight, but to be humble toward every person, instructive and long-suffering,
25That he may instruct with humility those who dispute against him. Perhaps God will give them repentance and they will know the truth,
26And they will remember their souls and break loose from the trap of Satan by whom they were captured for his pleasure.