1Paul, 1an apostle of 2ChristJesusa3by the will of God, according to the promise of 4life in ChristJesus,
To 5Timothy, my belovedb6son: 7Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and ChristJesus our Lord.
38I thankGod, whom I 9serve with a 10clearconsciencecthe way my forefathers did, 11as I constantlyremember you in my dprayersnight and day,
412longing to see you, 13even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.
5eFor I am mindful of the 14sincerefaithwithin you, whichfirstdwelt in your grandmotherLois and 15your motherEunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
For thisreason I remind you to kindleafresh16the gift of Godwhich is in you through17the laying on of my hands.
For God has not given us a 18spirit of ftimidity, but of power and love and gdiscipline.
8Therefore19do not be ashamed of the 20testimony of our Lordor of me 21His prisoner, but join with me in 22suffering for the 23gospelaccording to the power of God,
who has 24saved us and 25called us with a holy26calling, 27not according to our works, but according to His own28purpose and grace which was granted us in 29ChristJesus from 30alleternity,
but 31now has been revealed by the 32appearing of our Savior33ChristJesus, who 34abolisheddeath and broughtlife and immortality to lightthrough the gospel,
1135for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.
For thisreason I alsosufferthesethings, but 36I am not ashamed; for I know37whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to 38guardwhat I have entrusted to Him huntil39that day.
13i40Retain the 41standard of 42soundwords43which you have heard from me, in the 44faith and love which are in 45ChristJesus.
14Guard, through the HolySpirit who 46dwells in us, the j47treasure which has been entrusted to you.
You are aware of the fact that all who are in k48Asia49turnedaway from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
The Lordgrantmercy to 50the house of Onesiphorus, for he oftenrefreshed me and 51was not ashamed of my l52chains;
but when he was in Rome, he eagerlysearched for me and found me-
the Lordgrant to him to findmercy from the Lord on 53that day -and you knowverywellwhatservices he rendered at 54Ephesus.