To 1Timothy, my beloveda2son: 3Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and ChristJesus our Lord.
34I thankGod, whom I 5serve with a 6clearconsciencebthe way my forefathers did, 7as I constantlyremember you in my cprayersnight and day,
48longing to see you, 9even as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy.
5dFor I am mindful of the 10sincerefaithwithin you, whichfirstdwelt in your grandmotherLois and 11your motherEunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
For thisreason I remind you to kindleafresh12the gift of Godwhich is in you through13the laying on of my hands.
For God has not given us a 14spirit of etimidity, but of power and love and fdiscipline.
8Therefore15do not be ashamed of the 16testimony of our Lordor of me 17His prisoner, but join with me in 18suffering for the 19gospelaccording to the power of God,
who has 20saved us and 21called us with a holy22calling, 23not according to our works, but according to His own24purpose and grace which was granted us in 25ChristJesus from 26alleternity,
but 27now has been revealed by the 28appearing of our Savior29ChristJesus, who 30abolisheddeath and broughtlife and immortality to lightthrough the gospel,
1131for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.
For thisreason I alsosufferthesethings, but 32I am not ashamed; for I know33whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to 34guardwhat I have entrusted to Him guntil35that day.