1 You then, my son, be strong in the favour that is in Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
2 And what you have heard from me among many witnesses, entrust these to trustworthy men who shall be competent to teach, others as well.
3 Suffer hardship as a good soldier of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ.
4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in the affairs of this life, in order to please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
5 And if anyone competes in a game, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
6 The hard-working farmer ought to be first to receive his share of the crops.
7 Think over what I say, for the Aḏon shall give you understanding into all this.
8 Remember that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ, of the seed of Dawiḏ, was raised from the dead according to my Good News,
9 for which I suffer hardship, as a criminal, unto chains, but the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is not chained.
10 So I endure through it all for the sake of the chosen, so that they too obtain deliverance which is in Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 with everlasting esteem.
11 Trustworthy is the word: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.
12 If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny, He also shall deny us.
13 If we are not trustworthy, He remains trustworthy, it is impossible for Him to deny Himself.
14 Remind them of this, earnestly witnessing before the Aḏon, not to wage verbal battles – which is useless – to the overthrowing of the hearers.
15 Do your utmost to present yourself approved to Elohim, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.
16 But keep away from profane, empty babblings, for they go on to more wickedness,
17 and their word shall eat its way like gangrene. Humenaios and Philĕtos are of this sort,
18 who have missed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and overthrow the belief of some.
19 However, the solid foundation of Elohim stands firm, having this seal, “𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the Name of Mashiaḥ turn away from unrighteousness.”
20 But in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some unto value and some unto no value.
21 If, then, anyone cleanses himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto value, having been qodesh, of good use to the Aḏon, having been prepared for every good work.
22 And flee from the lusts of youth, but pursue righteousness, belief, love, peace with those calling on the Aḏon out of a clean heart.
23 But refuse foolish and stupid questions, knowing that they breed quarrels.
24 And a servant of the Aḏon should not quarrel but be gentle towards all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
25 in meekness instructing those who are in opposition, lest somehow Elohim gives them repentance unto a thorough knowledge of the truth,
26 and they come to their senses, out of the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his desire.