1Paul, an apostleof JesusChristbythe willof God, according tothe promiseof lifewhich isinChristJesus, 2 To Timothy, my dearly belovedson: Grace, mercy, and peace, fromGodthe FatherandChristJesusourLord.
3IthankGod, whomI servefrom my forefatherswithpureconscience, thatwithout ceasingI haveremembranceoftheeinmyprayersnightandday; 4Greatly desiringto seethee, being mindfulof thytears, thatI may be filledwith joy; 5When I callto remembrancethe unfeignedfaiththat isinthee, whichdweltfirstinthygrandmotherLois, andthymotherEunice; andI am persuadedthatintheealso.
6WhereforeI puttheein remembrancethat thou stir upthe giftof God, whichisintheebythe putting onof myhands. 7ForGodhathnotgivenusthe spiritof fear; butof power, andof love, andof a sound mind. 8 Be notthouthereforeashamed ofthe testimonyof ourLord, norof mehisprisoner: butbe thou partaker of the afflictionsof the gospelaccording tothe powerof God; 9Who hath savedus, andcalled us with an holycalling, notaccording toourworks, butaccording tohis ownpurposeandgrace, which was givenusinChristJesusbeforethe worldbegan, 10Butisnowmade manifestbythe appearingof ourSaviourJesusChrist, who hath abolisheddeath, andhath broughtlifeandimmortalityto lightthroughthe gospel: 11Whereunto Iam appointeda preacher, andan apostle, anda teacherof the Gentiles.
12Forthe which cause Ialso suffer these things: neverthelessI amnotashamed: forI knowwhomI have believed, andam persuadedthathe isableto keepthat whichIhave committed unto him againstthatday. 13Hold fastthe formof soundwords, whichthou hast heardofme, infaithandlovewhich isinChristJesus. 14Thatgood thingwhich was committed unto theekeepbythe HolyGhostwhich dwellethinus. 15Thisthou knowest, thatallthey which areinAsiabe turned away fromme; of whomarePhygellusandHermogenes.
16The Lordgivemercyunto the houseof Onesiphorus; forheoftrefreshedme, andwasnotashamedof mychain: 17But, when he wasinRome, he soughtmeoutvery diligently, andfound me. 18The Lordgrantunto himthat he may findmercyofthe Lordinthatday: andin how many thingshe ministered unto me atEphesus, thouknowestvery well.