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,
for God gave us 15a spirit not of fear but 16of power and love and self-control.
Therefore 17do not be ashamed of 18the testimony about our Lord, nor of 19me his prisoner, but 20share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,