2 Timothy

CLV(i) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, in accord with the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 to Timothy, a child beloved: Grace, mercy, peace, from God, the Father, and Christ Jesus, our Lord." 3 Grateful am I to God, to Whom I am offering divine service from my ancestors with a clear conscience, as I have an unintermittent remembrance concerning you in my petitions, night and day, 4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled full of joy, 5 getting a reminder of the unfeigned faith which is in you, which first makes its home in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice. Now, I am persuaded that it is in you also." 6 For which cause I am reminding you to be rekindling the gracious gift of God which is in you through the imposition of my hands, 7 for God gives us, not a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of sanity." 8 You may not be ashamed, then, of the testimony of our Lord, nor yet of me, His prisoner, but suffer evil with the evangel in accord with the power of God, 9 Who saves us and calls us with a holy calling, not in accord with our acts, but in accord with His own purpose and the grace which is given to us in Christ Jesus before times eonian, 10 yet now is being manifested through the advent of our Saviour, Christ Jesus, Who, indeed, abolishes death, yet illuminates life and incorruption through the evangel" 11 of which I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher of the nations. 12 For which cause I am suffering these things also, but I am not ashamed, for I am aware Whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to guard what is committed to me, for that day." 13 Have a pattern of sound words, which you hear from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus." 14 The ideal thing committed to you, guard through the holy spirit which is making its home in us." 15 Of this you are aware, that all those in the province of Asia were turned from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes." 16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshes me and was not ashamed of my chain, 17 but, coming to be in Rome, he seeks me diligently and found me." 18 May the Lord grant to him to be finding mercy from the Lord in that day! And how much he serves in Ephesus you know quite well.