Paul's 2nd Letter to Timothy

2 Timothy 1

1:1 Paul, apostel Jesus Kristus gjennom Guds vilje, in accord with the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:2 to Timothy, most beloved son. Grace, mercy, fred, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 I give thanks to God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. For without ceasing I hold the remembrance of you in my prayers, natt og dag,
1:4 desiring to see you, recalling your tears so as to be filled with joy,
1:5 calling to mind the same faith, which is in you unfeigned, which also first dwelt in your grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and also, I am certain, in you.
1:6 På grunn av dette, Jeg formaner dere til å gjenopplive Guds nåde, som er i deg ved ileggelse av hendene mine.
1:7 For Gud har ikke gitt oss en ånd av frykt, men av dyd, og kjærlighet, og selvbeherskelse.
1:8 Og så, ikke skamme seg over vitnesbyrdet om vår Herre, heller ikke av meg, hans fange. I stedet, samarbeide med evangeliet i samsvar med den kraft av Gud,
1:9 who has freed us and has called us to his holy vocation, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus, before the ages of time.
1:10 And this has now been made manifest by the illumination of our Savior Jesus Christ, who certainly has destroyed death, and who has also illuminated life and incorruption through the Gospel.
1:11 Av dette evangeliet, I have been appointed a preacher, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
1:12 Av denne grunn, I also suffer these things. But I am not confounded. For I know in whom I have believed, and I am certain that he has the power to preserve what was entrusted to me, unto that day.
1:13 Hold til den type lyd ord som du har hørt av meg i tro og kjærlighet i Kristus Jesus.
1:14 Vokte godt betrodd deg gjennom Den Hellige Ånd, som bor i oss.
1:15 Vet dette: that all those who are in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phigellus and Hermogenes.
1:16 May the Lord have mercy on the house of Onesiphorus, because he has often refreshed me, and he has not been ashamed of my chains.
1:17 I stedet, when he had arrived in Rome, he anxiously sought me and found me.
1:18 May the Lord grant to him to obtain mercy from the Lord in that day. And you know well in how many ways he has ministered to me at Ephesus.

2 Timothy 2

2:1 Og du, min sønn, be strengthened by the grace which is in Christ Jesus,
2:2 and by the things which you have heard from me through many witnesses. These things encourage faithful men, who shall then be suitable to teach others also.
2:3 Labor like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2:4 No man, acting as a soldier for God, entangles himself in worldly matters, so that he may be pleasing to him for whom he has proven himself.
2:5 Da, også, whoever strives in a competition is not crowned, unless he has competed lawfully.
2:6 The farmer who labors ought to be the first to share in the produce.
2:7 Understand what I am saying. For the Lord will give you understanding in all things.
2:8 Be mindful that the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the offspring of David, has risen again from the dead, efter mitt evangelium.
2:9 I labor in this Gospel, even while chained like an evildoer. But the Word of God is not bound.
2:10 I endure all things for this reason: for the sake of the elect, slik at de, også, may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with heavenly glory.
2:11 Det er et troverdig ord: that if we have died with him, we will also live with him.
2:12 If we suffer, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he will also deny us.
2:13 If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful: he is not able to deny himself.
2:14 Insist on these things, testifying before the Lord. Do not be contentious about words, for this is useful for nothing but the subversion of listeners.
2:15 Be solicitous in the task of presenting yourself before God as a proven and unashamed worker who has handled the Word of Truth correctly.
2:16 But avoid profane or empty talk. For these things advance one greatly in impiety.
2:17 And their word spreads like a cancer: among these are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
2:18 who have fallen away from the truth by saying that the resurrection is already complete. And so they have subverted the faith of certain persons.
2:19 But the firm foundation of God remains standing, having this seal: the Lord knows those who are his own, and all who know the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.
2:20 Men, in a large house, there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also those of wood and of clay; and certainly some are held in honor, but others in dishonor.
2:21 If anyone, da, will have cleansed himself from these things, he shall be a vessel held in honor, sanctified and useful to the Lord, prepared for every good work.
2:22 Så da, flee from the desires of your youth, men virkelig, pursue justice, tro, håp, veldedighet, og fred, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.
2:23 But avoid foolish and undisciplined questions, for you know that these produce strife.
2:24 For the servant of the Lord must not be contentious, but instead he must be meek toward everyone, teachable, patient,
2:25 correcting with self-restraint those who resist the truth. For at any time God may give them repentance, so as to recognize the truth,
2:26 and then they may recover from the snares of the devil, by whom they are held captive at his will.

2 Timothy 3

3:1 And know this: that in the last days perilous times will press near.
3:2 Men will be lovers of themselves, greedy, selv opphøye, arrogant, blasphemers, ulydige mot foreldre, ungrateful, wicked,
3:3 uten kjærlighet, without peace, false accusers, unchaste, cruel, without kindness,
3:4 traitorous, reckless, self-important, loving pleasure more than God,
3:5 even having the appearance of piety while rejecting its virtue. Og så, avoid them.
3:6 For among these are ones who penetrate houses and lead away, like captives, foolish women burdened with sins, who are led away by means of various desires,
3:7 always learning, yet never achieving knowledge of the truth.
3:8 And in the same manner that Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so also will these resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobates from the faith.
3:9 But they will not advance beyond a certain point. For the folly of the latter shall be made manifest to all, just as that of the former.
3:10 But you have fully comprehended my doctrine, instruction, purpose, tro, longsuffering, love, tålmodighet,
3:11 persecutions, afflictions; such things as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; how I endured persecutions, and how the Lord rescued me from everything.
3:12 And all those who willingly live the piety in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
3:13 But evil men and deceivers will advance in evil, erring and sending into error.
3:14 Likevel virkelig, du bør forbli i de ting som du har lært, og som har blitt overlatt til deg. For du vet fra hvem du har lært dem.
3:15 Og, fra din barndom, du har kjent den hellige skrifter, som er i stand til å instruere deg mot frelse, ved troen på Kristus Jesus.
3:16 Hele Skriften, å ha vært inspirert av Gud, nyttig til lærdom, til overbevisning, for korreksjon, og for opplæring i rettferdighet,
3:17 slik at Guds menneske kan være fullkommen, å ha blitt opplært til all god gjerning.

2 Timothy 4

4:1 Jeg vitner for Gud, og før Jesus Kristus, som skal dømme levende og de døde ved sin retur og hans rike:
4:2 at du bør forkynne ordet snarest, i sesongen og ut av sesongen: refs, bønnfalle, irettesettelse, med all tålmodighet og lære.
4:3 For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, men i stedet, according to their own desires, they will gather to themselves teachers, with itching ears,
4:4 and certainly, they will turn their hearing away from the truth, and they will be turned toward fables.
4:5 Men som for deg, virkelig, være årvåken, laboring in all things. Do the work of an Evangelist, fulfilling your ministry. Show self-restraint.
4:6 For jeg er allerede slitt bort, og tiden for min oppløsning presser tett.
4:7 Jeg har stridd den gode strid. Jeg har fullført kurset. Jeg har bevart troen.
4:8 Som for resten, en krone av rettferdighet er reservert for meg, en som Herren, det bare dommer, vil gjengi til meg på den dagen, og ikke bare til meg, men også til dem som ser frem til hans retur. Skynd deg å komme tilbake til meg snart.
4:9 For Demas has abandoned me, out of love for this age, and he has departed for Thessalonica.
4:10 Kreskens har gått til Galatia; Titus til Dalmatia.
4:11 Luke alene er med meg. Ta Mark og bringe ham med deg; for han er nyttig for meg i tjenesten.
4:12 Men Tykikus har jeg sendt til Efesus.
4:13 Når du kommer tilbake, ta med deg utstyret som jeg igjen med Carpus i Troas, og bøker, men især skinn.
4:14 Kobbersmeden Aleksander har vist meg mye ondt; Herren skal gjengjelde ham etter hans gjerninger.
4:15 Og du bør også unngå ham; for han har sterkt imot våre ord.
4:16 Ved mitt første forsvar, ingen sto ved meg, men alle forlatt meg. Kan det ikke bli regnet mot dem!
4:17 Men Herren stod hos meg og styrket meg, slik at gjennom meg forkynnelsen skulle bli fullført, og slik at alle hedninger ville høre. Og jeg ble løslatt fra løvens gap.
4:18 Herren har frigjort meg fra all ond gjerning, og han vil oppnå frelse ved hans himmelske rike. Ham være æren i all evighet. Amen.
4:19 Greet Prisca, and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus remained at Corinth. And Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
4:21 Hurry to arrive before winter. Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brothers greet you.
4:22 May the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. May grace be with you. Amen.