Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christe by the wyll of God, according to the promise of
lyfe, which is in Christ Iesus,
2 To Timothie a beloued sonne: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the father, and
Christe Iesus our Lorde.
3 I thanke God whom I worshippe from [my] forefathers in pure conscience, that
without ceassyng I haue remembrauce of thee in my prayers night & day
4 Desiryng to see thee, myndefull of thy teares: that I may be fylled with ioy.
5 When I call to remembraunce the vnfaigned fayth that is in thee, whiche dwelt
first in thy graundmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunica: and I am assured that
[it dwelleth] in thee also.
6 Wherfore I put thee in remebraunce that thou stirre vp the gyft of God, which
is in thee by the puttyng on of my handes.
7 For God hath not geuen to vs the spirite of feare: but of power, and of loue,
and of a sounde mynde.
8 Be not thou therfore ashamed of the testimonie of our Lorde, neither of me his
prisoner: but suffer thou aduersitie with the Gospell, accordyng to the power of
9 Who hath saued vs, & called vs with an holy callyng, not accordyng to our
workes: but accordyng to his owne purpose and grace, which was geuen vs in
Christe Iesus, before the world began:
10 But is nowe made manifest by the appearyng of our sauiour Iesus Christ, who
hath put away death, and hath brought life and immortalitie vnto light through
11 Wherunto I am appoynted, a preacher and Apostle, and a teacher of the
12 For the which cause I also suffer these thynges. Neuerthelesse, I am not
ashamed: For I knowe whom I haue beleued, and I am perswaded that he is able to
kepe that which I haue committed to hym, agaynst that day.
13 See thou haue the paterne of wholesome wordes, which thou hast hearde of me
in fayth & loue, [that is] in Christe Iesus.
14 That good thyng which was committed to thy keping, holde fast through the
holy ghost which dwelleth in vs.
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in
, be turned from me: of who are Phygellus & Hermogenes.
16 The Lorde geue mercie vnto ye house of Onesiphorus, for he oft refreshed me,
and was not ashamed of my chayne.
17 But whe he was in
, he sought me out very diligently, and founde [me].
18 The Lorde graunt vnto hym, that he may fynde mercie with the Lorde in that
day: And in howe many thynges he ministred vnto me at
, thou knowest very well.
1 Thou therfore my sonne, be strong in the grace that is in Christe Iesus.
2 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.
3 Thou therfore suffer afflictions as a good souldier of Iesus Christe.
4 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.
5 And if a man also wrestle, yet is he not crowned except he wrestle lawfullie.
6 The labouryng husbandman, must first be partaker of the fruites.
7 Consider What I say: and the Lorde geue thee vnderstandyng in all thinges.
8 Remember that Iesus Christe, of the seede of Dauid, was raysed from the dead,
accordyng to my Gospell,
9 Wherin I suffer trouble as an euyll doer, euen vnto bondes: But the worde of
God is not bounde.
10 Therfore I suffer all thynges for the electes sakes, that they myght also
obtaine the saluation, which is in Christ Iesus, with eternall glorie.
11 It is a faythfull saying: for yf we be dead with hym, we shall also lyue with
12 If we be patient, we shall also raigne with hym: If we denie hym, he also
shall denie vs.
13 If we be vnfaythful, he abideth faithfull, he can not denie hym selfe.
14 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
15 Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workman not to be ashamed,
rightlie deuidyng the worde of trueth.
16 But prophane voyces of vanitie passe ouer: For they wyll encrease vnto
17 And their worde shall fret as doth a cancker: of whom is Hymeneus and
18 Which about the trueth haue erred, saying that the resurrection is past
alredie, & do ouerthrowe the fayth of some.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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.
22 Lustes of youth auoyde, but folowe ryghteousnesse, fayth, loue, peace, with
them that call on the Lorde out of a pure heart.
23 But foolishe & vnlearned questions put from thee, knowyng that they do
but gender strife.
24 And the seruaunt of the Lorde must not striue: but be gentle vnto all men,
apt to teache, sufferyng euyll in mekenesse,
25 Instructing the which are contrarie mynded, yf God at any tyme wyll geue them
repentaunce, to the knowledge of the trueth:
26 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.
1 This knowe also, that in the last dayes, perylous tymes shalbe at hande.
2 For men shalbe louers of their owne selues, couetous, boasters, proude,
blasphemers, disobedient to fathers and mothers, vnthankefull, vngodlye:
3 Without naturall affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, riotous, fierce,
despisers of them which are good,
4 Traytours, headdy, hye mynded, louers of pleasures more then louers of God:
5 Hauyng a fourme of godlynesse, but denying the power therof: turne away from
6 These are they, which enter into houses, & leade captiue [simple] women
laden with sinne, caryed with diuers lustes:
7 Euer learnyng, and neuer able to come vnto the knowledge of the trueth.
8 For as Iannes and Iambres withstoode Moyses, so do these also resist the
trueth: Men of corrupt myndes, reprobate concernyng the fayth:
9 But they shall preuayle no longer. For their madnesse shalbe manifest vnto all
[men] as also theirs was.
10 But thou hast folowed my doctrine, fashion of lyuyng, purpose, fayth, long
sufferyng, loue, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came vnto me at Antioche, at Iconium, at
Lystra, which persecutions I suffred patiently: And from them all, the Lord
12 Yea, and all that wyll lyue godly in Christe Iesus, shall suffer persecution.
13 But the euyll men and deceauers, shall waxe worse and worse, deceauyng and
14 But continue thou in the thynges which thou haste learned, which also were
committed vnto thee, knowyng of whom thou hast learned [them]:
15 And that from an infant thou hast knowen the scriptures, which are able to
make thee wyse vnto saluation, thorowe fayth which is in Christe Iesus.
16 All scripture is geuen by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable to
doctrine, to reproue, to correction, to instruction which is in ryghteousnesse,
17 That the man of God may be perfect, instructed vnto all good workes.
1 I testifie therefore before God, & the Lorde Iesus Christe, which shall
iudge the quicke and the dead at his appearyng, and his kingdome.
2 Preache the worde, be instant in season, out of season: Improue, rebuke,
exhort in all long sufferyng and doctrine.
3 For the tyme wyll come, when they shall not suffer wholsome doctrine: but
after their owne lustes, shal they whose eares itche, get the an heape of
4 And shall turne away their hearyng from the trueth, and shalbe turned vnto
5 But watche thou in all thynges, suffer afflictions, do the worke of an
Euangelist, fulfyll thy ministerie:
6 For I am nowe redie to be offered, & the tyme of my dissolution is at
7 I haue fought a good fyght, I haue fulfylled [my] course, I haue kept ye
8 Hencefoorth there is layde vp for me a crowne of ryghteousnesse, which the
Lorde, the ryghteous iudge, shall geue me at that day: not to me only, but vnto
the also yt haue loued his appearyng.
9 Do thy diligence to come shortly vnto me.
10 For Demas hath forsaken me, hauing loued this present worlde, and is departed
vnto Thessalonica, Crescens to
, Titus vnto
11 Only Luke is with me. Takyng Marke and bryng him with thee, for he is
profitable vnto me for ye ministration.
12 And Tychicus haue I sent to
13 The cloke that I left at
with Carpus, whe thou commest bring with thee, and the bookes, but specially
14 Alexander the coppersmith shewed me much euyll: The Lorde rewarde hym
accordyng to his deedes.
15 Of whom be thou ware also: For he hath greatly withstande our preaching.
16 At my first aunsweryng, no man assisted me, but all forsoke me, [I pray God]
yt it may not be layde to their charges:
17 Notwithstandyng, the Lorde assisted me, and strengthed me, that by me the
preachyng should be fulfylled to the vtmost, and that all the gentiles should
heare, and I was deliuered out of the mouth of the Lion.
18 And the Lorde shall delyuer me from euery euyll worke, & will preserue me
vnto his heauenly kingdome: To who [be] prayse for euer and euer. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and
, and the housholde of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinthum: But Trophimus haue I left at Miletum sicke.
21 Do thy diligece to come before winter. Eubolus greeteth thee, and Pudens,
& Linus, and Claudia, & all the brethre.
22 The Lorde Iesus Christe [be] with thy spirite: Grace be with you. Amen.
The seconde epistle vnto Timothe, was written from Rome, when Paul was presented the seconde tyme vnto the Emperour Nero.