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.