When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
I have been persuaded
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
I have believed
I have been persuaded
This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
they will commence
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it:] albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
I will be restored
But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
he called to witness throughout
So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them,] of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
being witnessed of
For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
they persevered in
For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
I will contract
And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
they might teach
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
I might be reminded
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein;] which are offered by the law;
they were offered
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him:] for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them,] and embraced [them,] and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
they strenuously seek
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
it will be called
Accounting that God [was] able to raise [him] up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
he was rejected
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
we have trusted
Knowing [this,] that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
it will pass by
Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
it was working together
it was fully completed
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
he is made just
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
you endure patiently
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
we deem untouchable
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
it was messaged on
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
it has been written
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;
you were bought free
of ancestral tradition
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
you might follow upon
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
you might sharehold
For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil.
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
he might bring near to
having been put to death
having been made alive
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye;] for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
he is defamed
he is "glorified"
For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?
of [those] being discordant
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
it escapes notice
having stood together
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
it escape notice
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
we message on
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
we may walk around
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
it has been fully completed
Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
it visually impaired
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
they have been forgiven
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
you have overcome
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is] from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
you have overcome
For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
they have become
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out,] that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
they had stayed
they might be made conspicuous
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
he has been born
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
we might be called
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
it was made conspicuous
he might be made conspicuous
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
he was made conspicuous
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
he was made conspicuous
Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
having been born
he has been born
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not [his] brother abideth in death.
we have passed on
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Hereby perceive we the love [of God,] because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
it may condemn
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
they have gone out
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
you have overcome
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
he has been born