EHSV Second Timothy

Translation by Daniel Gregg

Second Timothy 1

Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust
1 Paul, an emissary of Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ by the will of the Al­mĭgh­ty, according to the promise of life in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒, to Timothy, my beloved son. Loving-kindness, mercy and shalōm from the Al­mĭgh­ty the Fă­ther and Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ our ’Adŏ­nai̱.
3 I thank the Al­mĭgh­ty, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, longing to see you, even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy, because I am mindful of the sincere faithfulness within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
6 And for this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of the Al­mĭgh­ty which is in you through the laying on of my hands, because the Al­mĭgh­ty has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our ’Adŏ­nai̱, or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the good news according to the power of the Al­mĭgh­ty, who saves us, and calls with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, even loving-kindness which was given to us by Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ in times before times most im­memorial, 10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒, who undoes death, and brings life and immortality to light through the good news, 11 for which I am appointed a proclaimer and an emissary and a teacher.
12 12 For this reason I also am suffering these things, but I am not ashamed, because I know in whom I have affirmed faithfulness and I have been convinced, because he is able to guard my trust (the legacy of his faithful work) unto that day. 13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faithfulness and love which are in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒. 14 The good trust you must now guard through the Holy Spĭr­it who dwells in us.
15 15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 Yăhwēh grant mer­cy to the house of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains, 17 but when he was in Rome, he eagerly searched for me, and found me. 18 Yăhwēh grant to him to find mercy from Yăhwēh on that day. And you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus.

Second Timothy 2

Be Strong
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the loving-kindness that is in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒. And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. Consider what I say, because Yăhwēh will give you understanding in every­thing.
8 Remember Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah, risen from the dead, a descendant of Daυi̱d, according to my good news, for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal, but the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty is not imprisoned. 10 For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ and with it everlasting glory. 11 It is a trustworthy state­ment, because if we died with him, we will also live with him. 12 If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. 13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful, because he cannot deny himself.
An Unashamed Workman
14 14 Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of the Al­mĭgh­ty not to wrangle about words, which is use­less, and leads to the ruin of the hearers. 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to the Al­mĭgh­ty as a workman who does not need to be asham­ed, interpreting the word of truth straightly. 16 But avoid worldly and empty chatter, because it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and thus they upset the faithfulness of some. 19 Nevertheless, the firm foundation of the Al­mĭgh­ty stands, having this seal. Yăhwēh knows those who are his, and, let everyone who names the name of Yăhwēh abstain from wick­edness.
20 20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. 21 Therefore, if a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, pre­pared for every good work. 22 Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue justice, faithfulness, love and shalōm, with those who call on Yăhwēh from a pure heart. 23 But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 24 And Yăhwēh’s servant must not be quar­relsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps the Al­mĭgh­ty may grant them opportunity for repentance leading to the know­ledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the Accuser, having been held captive by him to do his will.

Second Timothy 3

Difficult Times Will Come
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come, because men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, ma­licious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of the Al­mĭgh­ty, holding to a form of piety, although they have denied its power. So avoid such men as these.
6 Because among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. And just as (Khayan) Iannas and (Sheshi) Iambre opposed Mōshēh, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected as regards the faith. But they will not make further progress, because their folly will be obvious to all, as also that of those men came to be.
10 10 But you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faithful­ness, patience, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Ico­nium and at Lystra, what per­secutions I endured, and out of them all Yăhwēh delivered me! 12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒ will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will continue to worsen, deceiving and being deceived.
14 14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned, 15 and that from childhood you have known the holy writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salva­tion through faithfulness, which is in Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒. 16 Every writing inspired by the Almĭghty is [also] profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in right­eous­ness, 17 so that the man of the Al­mĭgh­ty may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Second Timonthy 4

Proclaim the Word
1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of the Al­mĭgh­ty and of Mĕs­si­ah Yĕshūa̒, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his ap­pear­ing and his kingdom, proclaim the word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
3 Because the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.
5 But you, be sober in all things. Endure hardship. Do the work of one announcing good news. Fulfill your ministry.
6 Because I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which Yăhwēh, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Personal Concerns
9 Make every effort to come to me soon, 10 because Demas, having loved this present age, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Pick up Mark and bring him with you, because he is useful to me for service. 12 But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the scrolls, especially the parch­ments. 14 Alexander the copper-smith did me much harm. Yăhwēh will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Be on guard against him yourself, because he vigorously opposed our teaching.
16 16 At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me. May it not be considered against them. 17 But Yăhwēh stood with me, and strengthened me, in order that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the nations might hear, and I was delivered out of the lion’s mouth. 18 Yăhwēh will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory onward the times most imme­morial of the times most imme­mo­rial. ’Amēn.
19 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I left sick at Miletus. 21 Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, also Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.
22 22 Yăhwēh be with your spirit. Loving-Kindness be with you.