2 Timothy 1
1 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according
to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
2to Timothy, my
beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our
3I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure
conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of thee in my supplications,
night and day
4longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be
filled with joy;
5having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in
thee; which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and,
I am persuaded, in thee also.
6For which cause I put thee in remembrance
that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of
7For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and
love and discipline.
8Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our
Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according
to the power of God;
9who 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 times eternal,
10but hath now been
manifested by the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death,
and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher.
cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I
have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have
committed unto him against that day.
13Hold the pattern of sound words
which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the
Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
15This thou knowest, that all that are
in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and
was not ashamed of my chain;
17but, when he was in Rome, he sought me
diligently, and found me
18(the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the
Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou
knowest very well.