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2 Timothy 1:1-8 (English Standard Version)

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Greeting

1 Paul, 1an apostle of Christ Jesus 2by the will of God according to 3the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, 4my beloved child: 5Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

3 6I thank God 7whom I serve, as did my ancestors, 8with a clear conscience, as I remember you 9constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 10As I remember your tears, 11I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 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. 6 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, 7 for God gave us 15a spirit not of fear but 16of power and love and self-control. 8 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,
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