Murdock(i) 1 PAUL, a legate of Jesus the Messiah by the pleasure of God, according to the promise of life which is in Jesus the Messiah; 2 to Timothy a beloved son; grace, and mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus the Messiah. 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that I continually remember thee in my prayers, by night and by day: 4 and I desire to see thee, and I call to mind thy tears; that I may be filled with joy, 5 by the recollection which I have, by thy genuine faith, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, and also, I am persuaded, in thee. 6 Wherefore I remind thee, that thou excite the gift of God, that is in thee by the imposition of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of energy, and of love, and of instruction. 8 Therefore be not thou ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure evils in connection with the Gospel, through the power of God; 9 who hath vivified us, and called us with a holy calling; not according to our works, but according to his good pleasure, and his grace that was given us in Jesus the Messiah from time before the ages, 10 and is now made known by the appearing of our Vivifier, Jesus the Messiah; who hath abolished death, and hath made manifest life and immortality, by the gospel: 11 of which I am constituted a herald and a legate, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 Therefore I suffer these things: and I am not ashamed; for I know in whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is competent to keep for me my deposit against that day. 13 Let the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, abide with thee; with faith and love, in Jesus the Messiah. 14 Keep thou the good deposit, by the Holy Spirit who dwelleth in us. 15 This thou knowest, that all those in Asia have turned from me; and that among them are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16 May our Lord bestow mercy on the house of Onesiphorus; for, many times, he refreshed me, and was not ashamed of the chains of my imprisonment. 17 But also, when he came to Rome, he sought for me with diligence, and found me. 18 May our Lord grant him, that he may find mercy with our Lord, in that day. And how he ministered to me at Ephesus, thou very well knowest.