2 Timothy 1:1-8 LEB


1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of life which [is] in Christ Jesus,

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      2 to Timothy, [my] dear child. Grace, mercy, [and] peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

      Timothy’s Spiritual Heritage

      3 {I am thankful}a to God, whom I have served with a clear conscience {as my ancestors did}b, when {I remember you constantly}c in my prayers night and day,

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        • a 1:3 - Literally "I have thankfulness"
        • b 1:3 - Literally "from ancestors"
        • c 1:3 - Literally "I have remembrance concerning you constantly"
          4 longing to see you [as I]d remember your tears, so that I may be filled with joy,

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            • d 1:4 - *Here "[as]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("remember") which is understood as temporal
              5 {remembering the}e sincere faith in you, which lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am convinced that [is] in you also,

              References for 2 Timothy 1:5

                • e 1:5 - Literally "receiving a remembrance of the"
                  6 for which reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands.
                  7 For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and love and self-discipline.

                  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,

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