Parallel Bible results for 2 Timothy 1:1-6

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2 Timothy 1:1-6

MSG 1 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God's plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus. NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, MSG 2 I write this to you, Timothy, the son I love so much. All the best from our God and Christ be yours! NIV 2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. MSG 3 Every time I say your name in prayer - which is practically all the time - I thank God for you, the God I worship with my whole life in the tradition of my ancestors. NIV 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. MSG 4 I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion. NIV 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. MSG 5 That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith - and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! NIV 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. MSG 6 And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed - keep that ablaze! NIV 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.