1Paul, an apostle of JesusChristby the will of God, according to the promise of lifewhich is inChristJesus,2
To Timothy, my dearly belovedson:Grace,mercy, and peace,fromGod the FatherandChristJesusourLord.3
I thankGod,whom I servefrom my forefatherswithpureconscience,that without ceasing I haveremembranceoftheeinmyprayersnightandday;4
Greatly desiring to seethee, being mindful of thytears,that I may be filled with joy;5
When I call to remembrance the unfeignedfaith that is inthee,whichdweltfirstinthygrandmotherLois,andthymotherEunice;and I am persuadedthatintheealso.6WhereforeIputthee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God,whichisintheeby the putting on of myhands.7ForGodhathnotgivenus the spirit of fear;but of power,and of love,and of a sound mind.8Benotthouthereforeashamed of the testimony of ourLord,nor of mehisprisoner:but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;9Who hath savedus,andcalled us with an holycalling,not according toourworks,but according to his ownpurposeandgrace,which was givenusinChristJesusbefore the world began ,
10Butisnow made manifestby the appearing of ourSaviourJesusChrist,who hath abolisheddeath,and hath broughtlifeandimmortality to lightthrough the gospel:11WhereuntoI am appointed a preacher,and an apostle,and a teacher of the Gentiles.12For the whichcauseIalsosuffer these things:nevertheless I amnotashamed : for I knowwhom I have believed ,aand am persuadedthat he isable to keep that which I have committed unto himagainstthatday.13
Hold fast the form of soundwords,which thou hast heardofme,infaithandlovewhich is inChristJesus.14
That good thing which was committed unto theekeepby the HolyGhostwhichdwellethinus.15This thou knowest , thatall they which are inAsia be turned away fromme; of whomarePhygellusandHermogenes.16
The Lordgivemercy unto the house of Onesiphorus;forheoftrefreshedme,andwasnotashamed of mychain:17But, when he wasinRome, he soughtmeout very diligently,andfound me.
The Lordgrant unto him that he may findmercyof the Lordinthatday:and in how many things he ministered unto meatEphesus,thouknowest very well.