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,
for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;
therefore thou mayest not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but do thou suffer evil along with the good news according to the power of God,