1You then, my son, be strong in the favour that is in Messiah יהושע.
2And what you have heard from me among many witnesses, entrust these to trustworthy men who shall be competent to teach others as well.
3Suffer hardship with us as a good soldier of יהושע Messiah.
4No one serving as a soldier gets involved in the affairs of this life, in order to please only him who enlisted him as a soldier.
5And if anyone competes in a game, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
6The hard-working farmer ought to be first to receive his share of the crops.
7Think over what I say, for the Master shall give you understanding into all this.
8Remember that יהושע Messiah, of the seed of Dawiḏ, was raised from the dead according to my Good News,
9for which I suffer hardship, as a criminal, unto chains, but the Word of Elohim is not chained.
10So I endure through it all for the sake of the chosen, so that they too obtain deliverance which is in Messiah יהושע with everlasting esteem.
11Trustworthy is the word: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.
12If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also shall deny us.
13If we are not trustworthy, He remains trustworthy, it is impossible for Him to deny Himself.
14Remind them of this, earnestly witnessing before the Master, not to wage verbal battles – which is useless – to the overthrowing of the hearers.
15Do your utmost to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.
16But keep away from profane, empty babblings, for they go on to more wickedness,
17and their word shall eat its way like gangrene. Humenaios and Philetos are of this sort,
18who have missed the goal concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and overthrow the belief of some.
19However, the solid foundation of Elohim stands firm, having this seal, “יהוה knows those who are His,”# Num. 16:5 and, let everyone who names the Name of Messiah turn away from unrighteousness.
20But in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some unto value and some unto no value.
21If, then, anyone cleanses himself from these matters, he shall be a vessel unto value, having been set apart, of good use to the Master, having been prepared for every good work.
22And flee from the lusts of youth, but pursue righteousness, belief, love, peace with those calling on the Master out of a clean heart.
23But refuse foolish and stupid questions, knowing that they breed quarrels.
24And a servant of the Master should not quarrel but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
25in meekness instructing those who are in opposition, lest somehow Elohim gives them repentance unto a thorough knowledge of the truth,
26and they come to their senses, out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his desire.