1 Paul, the sent of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, dearly beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I have grace to God, whom I serve from the forefathers in pure consciousness, as I have continual remembrance concerning thee in my prayers night and day; 4 Desiring earnestly to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5 Receiving the report of unfeigned faith in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 By which I remind thee of the cause to light up the favor of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God gave not to us the spirit of timidity; but of power, and love, and of soundness of mind.
8 Therefore shouldest thou not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his imprisoned: but partake of afflictions with the good news according to the power of God;
9 Who having saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, given us in Christ Jesus before eternal times, 10 And now made manifest by the appearance of our Saviour Jesus Christ, having truly left death unemployed, and having brought life and immortality to light by the good news:
11 To which I was set a herald, and sent, teacher of the nations. 12 By which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and have been persuaded that he is able to watch my deposits to that day.
13 Hold the model of sound words, which thou didst hear of me, in the faith and love which in Christ Jesus. 14 Watch the good deposit by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. 15 Thou knowest this, that all they dwelling in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for many times he refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my perplexity: 17 But, being in Rome, he sought me very diligently, and found. 18 (May, the Lord give to him to find mercy of the Lord in that day:) and in how many things he served in Ephesus, thou knowest better.