2 Timothy 1:8-18 (Lexham English Bible)

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Exhortation to Share Paul’s Suffering

8 Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor me his prisoner, but suffer along with [me] for the gospel, according to the power of God, 9 who saved us and called [us] with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace that was given to us in Christ Jesus {before time began}a, 10 but has now been disclosed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ,b who has abolished death and brought to light life and immortality through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a proclaimer and an apostle and a teacher, 12 for which reason also I suffer these [things]. But [I am] not ashamed, because I know in whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard [what] I have entrusted until that day. 13 Hold fast to the pattern of sound words which you heard from me, in the faith and love [that are] in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 15 You know this, that all those in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he refreshed me many times, and was not ashamed of my imprisonment, 17 but [when he]c was in Rome, he diligently sought me and found [me]. 18 May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day! And how much he served [me] in Ephesus you know very well.
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