So don't be ashamed of the testimony about the Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, share the suffering for the good news, depending on God's power.
God is the one who saved and called us with a holy calling. This wasn't based on what we have done, but it was based on his own purpose and grace that he gave us in Christ Jesus before time began.
Now his grace is revealed through the appearance of our savior, Christ Jesus. He destroyed death and brought life and immortality into clear focus through the good news.
I was appointed a messenger, apostle, and teacher of this good news.
This is also why I'm suffering the way I do, but I'm not ashamed. I know the one in whom I've placed my trust. I'm convinced that God is powerful enough to protect what he has placed in my trust until that day.
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you heard from me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Protect this good thing that has been placed in your trust through the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
You know that everyone in Asia has turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
May the Lord show mercy to Onesiphorus' household, because he supported me many times and he wasn't ashamed of my imprisonment.
After I arrived in Rome, he quickly looked for me and found me.
May the Lord allow him to find his mercy on that day (and you know very well how much he served me in Ephesus).