1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
2 to Timothy my beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I give thanks to God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience, having remembrance of thee continually in my prayers night and day; 4 greatly desiring to see thee, (for I remember thy tears,) that I may be filled with joy: 5 keeping in memory the unfeigned faith, that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice: and I am persuaded that it dwells in thee also;
6 for which cause I remind thee to stir up the gift of God which is in thee through the imposition of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but of vigor, and of love, and of prudence.
8 Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but bear thy part in the afflictions of the gospel, according to the power of God;
9 who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and grace bestowed upon us through Christ Jesus, before the world was, 10 but now made manifest by the appearance of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light by the gospel: for which I was appointed an herald,
11 and an apostle, and a teacher of the gentiles: 12 for which cause also I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed: for I know in whom I have trusted, and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 The good thing committed to thee keep, through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us. 15 Thou knowest that all those of Asia are turned from me, of whom is Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord shew mercy to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: but when he was at Rome, 17 he sought for me the more diligently, and found me. 18 (The Lord grant that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day!) And how much he ministered to me at Ephesus too, thou knowest full well.