Thou therfore my sonne, be strong in the grace that is in Christe Iesus.
And the thynges that thou haste hearde of me by many witnesses, the same commit thou to faythfull men, which shalbe apt to teache other also.
Thou therfore suffer afflictions as a good souldier of Iesus Christe.
No man that warreth, entangleth hym selfe with thaffayres of [this] lyfe, that he may please hym which hath chosen hym to be a souldier.
And if a man also wrestle, yet is he not crowned except he wrestle lawfullie.
The labouryng husbandman, must first be partaker of the fruites.
Consider What I say: and the Lorde geue thee vnderstandyng in all thinges.
Remember that Iesus Christe, of the seede of Dauid, was raysed from the dead, accordyng to my Gospell,
Wherin I suffer trouble as an euyll doer, euen vnto bondes: But the worde of God is not bounde.
Therfore I suffer all thynges for the electes sakes, that they myght also obtaine the saluation, which is in Christ Iesus, with eternall glorie.
It is a faythfull saying: for yf we be dead with hym, we shall also lyue with hym:
If we be patient, we shall also raigne with hym: If we denie hym, he also shall denie vs.
If we be vnfaythful, he abideth faithfull, he can not denie hym selfe.
Of these thynges put them in remembraunce, testifie before the Lorde, that they striue not about wordes to no profite, [but] to the peruertyng of ye hearers.
Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workman not to be ashamed, rightlie deuidyng the worde of trueth.
But prophane voyces of vanitie passe ouer: For they wyll encrease vnto greater vngodlynesse.
And their worde shall fret as doth a cancker: of whom is Hymeneus and Philetus,
Which about the trueth haue erred, saying that the resurrection is past alredie, & do ouerthrowe the fayth of some.
But the strong foundation of God standeth styl, hauyng this seale: The Lorde knoweth the that are his: And, let euery one that nameth the name of Christe, depart from iniquitie.
But in a great house are not onely vessels of golde, and of siluer, but also of wood and of earth: some to honour, and some vnto dishonour.
If a man therfore pourge hym selfe from these, he shalbe a vessell vnto honour, and meete for ye vses of the Lorde, and prepared vnto euery good worke.
Lustes of youth auoyde, but folowe ryghteousnesse, fayth, loue, peace, with them that call on the Lorde out of a pure heart.
But foolishe & vnlearned questions put from thee, knowyng that they do but gender strife.
And the seruaunt of the Lorde must not striue: but be gentle vnto all men, apt to teache, sufferyng euyll in mekenesse,
Instructing the which are contrarie mynded, yf God at any tyme wyll geue them repentaunce, to the knowledge of the trueth:
And that they may come to the selues agayne, out of the snare of the deuyll, which are holden captyue of hym at his wyll.