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.