Book of 3 John
1:1 The elder to Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.
1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers.
1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when brothers came and testified about your truth, even as you walk in truth.
1:4 I have no greater joy than this, to hear about my children walking in truth.
1:5 Beloved, you do a faithful work in whatever you accomplish for those who are brothers and strangers.
1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.
1:9 I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, doesn’t accept what we say.
1:10 Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.
1:12 Demetrius has the testimony of all, and of the truth itself; yes, we also testify, and you know that our testimony is true.
1:13 I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen;
1:14 but I hope to see you soon, and we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.
Book of 2 Timothy
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. How unceasing is my memory of you in my petitions, night and day
1:4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
1:5 having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in you; which lived first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and, I am persuaded, in you also.
1:6 For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
1:7 For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
1:8 Therefore don’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News according to the power of God,
1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
1:10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News.
1:11 For this, I was appointed as a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
1:12 For this cause I also suffer these things.
Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.
1:13 Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:14 That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
1:15 This you know, that all who are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
1:18 (the Lord grant to him to find the Lord’s mercy in that day); and in how many things he served at Ephesus, you know very well.
2:1 You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2:7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the seed of David, according to my Good News,
2:11 This saying is faithful: “For if we died with him, we will also live with him.
2:12 If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us.
2:13 If we are faithless, he remains faithful. He can’t deny himself.”
2:14 Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don’t argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
2:15 Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.
2:17 and their word will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
2:18 men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.
2:21 If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master’s use, prepared for every good work.
2:22 Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2:25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,
2:26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil’s snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.
3:1 But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3:7 always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
3:14 But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.
3:16 Every writinginspired by God is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction which is in righteousness,
3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
4:1 I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom:
4:5But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.
4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.
4:8 From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.
4:9 Be diligent to come to me soon,
4:10 for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
4:13 Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works,
4:15 of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.
4:16 At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them.
4:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me for his heavenly Kingdom; to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
End of the book.