Coverdale(i) 1 Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ, by the wyll of God, to preach the promes of ye life which is in Christ Iesu. 2 To my deare sonne Timotheus. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the father and from Christ Iesu oure LORDE. 3 I thanke God, whome I serue fro my fore elders in a pure conscience, that without ceassynge I make mencion of the in my prayers night and daye: 4 and longe to se the (whan I remembre thy teares) so that I am fylled with ioye, 5 whan I call to remembraunce the vnfayned faith that is in the, which dwelt first in thy graundemother Lois, and in thy mother Eunica: And am assured, that it dwelleth in ye also. 6 Wherfore I warne the, that thou stere vp ye gifte of God which is in the by puttynge on of my handes. 7 For God hath not geuen vs the sprete of feare, but of power, and of loue, and of right vnderstondynge. 8 Be not thou asshamed therfore of ye testimony of or LORDE, nether of me, which am his presoner: but suffre thou aduersite also wt the Gospell, acordinge to the power of God 9 which hath saued vs, and called vs with an holy callynge: not acordinge to oure dedes, but acordinge to his owne purpose and grace, which was geuen vs in Christ Iesu before the tyme of the worlde, 10 but is now declared openly by the appearynge of oure Sauioure Iesu Christ. Which hath taken awaye ye power of death, and hath brought life and immortalite vnto lighte, thorow the Gospell: 11 whervnto I am appoynted a preacher and an Apostell, and a teacher of the Heythen: 12 for the which cause I also suffre these thinges, neuertheles I am not ashamed. For I knowe whom I haue beleued, and am sure that he is able to kepe that which I haue commytted vnto his kepynge agaynst that daye. 13 Holde the after ye ensample of the wholsome wordes, which thou heardest of me, concernynge faith and loue in Christ Iesu. 14 This hye charge kepe thou thorow the holy goost, which dwelleth in vs. 15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia, be turned fro me, of which sorte are Phigelus and Hermogenes. 16 The LORDE geue mercy vnto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refresshed me, and was not asshamed of my cheyne: 17 but whan he was at Rome he soughte me out very diligently, and founde me. 18 The LORDE graunte vnto him, that he maye fynde mercy with the LORDE in that daye. And how moch he mynistred vnto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.