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.
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.
10As 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,
21who saved us and 22called us to a holy calling, 23not because of our works but because of 24his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus 25before the ages began,
and which now has 26been manifested through 27the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, 28who abolished death and 29brought life and 30immortality to light through the gospel,
31for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
32which is why I suffer as I do. But 33I am not ashamed, for 34I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until 35that Day 36what has been entrusted to me.
37Follow 38the pattern of 39the sound words 40that you have heard from me, in 41the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
By the Holy Spirit 42who dwells within us, guard 43the good deposit entrusted to you.