This charge, I commit unto thee, child Timothy, According to the prophecies, running before on thee, in order that thou mightest war, with them, the noble warfare.
Be not careless of the gift of favour, that is in thee, which was given thee through means of prophesying, along with a laying on of the hands of the eldership.
unto Timothy, my true child in faith: favour, mercy, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.
The noble contest, have I contested, the race, have I finished, the faith, have I kept:
For, though, in flesh, we walk, not, according to flesh, do we war, -
Because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but, against the principalities, against the authorities, against the world-holders, of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenlies.
But, of the proof of him, be taking note, - that, as child, with father, with me, hath he done service for the glad-message;
According to the glad-message of the glory of the happy God, with which entrusted am, I.
Because, every creature of God, is good, and nothing to be cast away, if, with thanksgiving, it be received, -
Be contesting the noble contest of the faith, - lay hold of the age-abiding life - unto which thou wast called, and didst make the noble confession before many witnesses.
O Timothy! that which hath been entrusted, do thou guard, avoiding the profane pratings and oppositions of falsely named knowledge, -
Unto Timothy, my beloved child: Favour, mercy, peace, from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thou, therefore, my child, be empowering thyself in the favour that is in Christ Jesus,
I adjure thee before God, and Christ Jesus - Who is about to be judging living and dead, - both as to his forthshining and his kingdom,