Paul, 1an apostle of Christ Jesus 2by the will of God according to 3the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
To Timothy, 4my beloved child: 5Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
36I thank God 7whom I serve, as did my ancestors, 8with a clear conscience, as I remember you 9constantly in my prayers night and day.
410As I remember your tears, 11I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
I am reminded of 12your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and 13your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.
For this reason I remind you 14to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,