Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, according to a promise of life that [is] in Christ Jesus,
to Timotheus, beloved child: Grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord!
I am thankful to God, whom I serve from progenitors in a pure conscience, that unceasingly I have remembrance concerning thee in my supplications night and day,
desiring greatly to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that with joy I may be filled,
taking remembrance of the unfeigned faith that is in thee, that dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that also in thee.
For which cause I remind thee to stir up the gift of God that is in thee through the putting on of my hands,