From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God. God sent me to tell about the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus.
To Timothy, a dear child to me: Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
I thank God as I always mention you in my prayers, day and night. I serve him, doing what I know is right as my ancestors did.
Remembering that you cried for me, I want very much to see you so I can be filled with joy.