1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 to Timothy, a beloved child: grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, Whom I serve from my forefathers, in a pure conscience, that I have an unceasing remembrance of you in my supplications night and day; 4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5 having a remembrance of the unfeigned faith which is in you; which, indeed, dwelt first in your grand-mother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and, I have become persuaded, in you also.
6 For which cause, I put you in remembrance that you stir into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and sobriety.
8 Be not ashamed, therefore, of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner; but suffer hardship with me for the Gospel, according to the power of God,
9 Who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose, and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before eternal ages, 10 but now made manifest through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus; Who abolished death, and brought to light life and incorruption through the Gospel;
11 for which I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher. 12 For which cause I am suffering also these things; but I am not ashamed; for I know Whom I have believed, and have become persuaded that He is able to guard my deposit unto that day.
13 Hold the pattern of healthful words which you heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 The good deposit guard through the Holy Spirit Who dwelleth in us. 15 You know this, that all in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; because he ofttimes refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; 17 but, being in Rome, he diligently sought me, and found me 18 (the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, you know very well.