Tyndale New Testament
1Thou therefore my son be strong in the grace that is in Christ Iesu. 2And what things thou hast heard of me, many bearing witness, the same deliver to faithful men, which are apt to teach other. 3Thou therefore suffer affliction as a good soldier of Iesu Christ. 4No man that warreth, entangleth himself with worldly business, and that because he would please him that hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5And though a man strive for a mastery, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6The husbandman that laboureth must first receive of the fruits. 7Consider what I say. The Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8Remember that Iesus Christ being of the seed of David, rose again from death according to my gospell, 9wherein I suffer trouble as an evil doer, even unto bonds. But the word of God was not bound. 10Herefore I suffer all things, for the elects' sakes, that they might also obtain that health which is in Christ Iesu, with eternal glory.
11It is a true saying, if we be dead with him, we also shall live with him.
12If we be patient, we shall also reign with him. If we deny him, he also shall deny us.
13If we believe not, yet abideth he faithful. He cannot deny himself.
14Of 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. 15Study to shew thyself laudable unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word of truth justly. 16Unghostly and vain voices pass over. For they shall increase unto greater ungodliness, 17and their words shall fret even as doth a cancre: of whose number is Hymeneos and Philetos, 18which as concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past all ready, and do destroy the faith of diverse persons. 19But 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.
20Notwithstanding 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. 21If 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. 22Lusts of youth avoid, and follow righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with them that call on the Lord with pure heart. 23Foolish and unlearned questions put from thee, remembering that they do but make strife. 24But the servant of the Lord must not strive: but must be peaceable unto all men, and ready to teach, 25and 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: 26that they may wake out of sleep again, out of the snare of the devil, which are now taken of him at his will.