2 Timothy

Thomson(i) 2 to Timothy, a beloved son, be favour, mercy, peace from God our Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with a pure conscience, that I have so uninterruptedly the remembrance of thee in my prayers, night and day, 4 earnestly desiring [when I call to mind thy tears] to see thee that I may be filled with joy, 5 recollecting that unfeigned belief in thee, which dwelt first in thy grand mother Lois and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in thee also: 6 for which cause I remind thee to kindle up that gift of God which is in thee by the laying on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and love, and a sound mind. 8 Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me who am a prisoner on his account; but share with me in affliction for the glad tidings, according to the power of God, 9 who hath saved us, and called us with a holy invitation, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and the favour which was granted to us in Christ Jesus, before the times composed of ages, 10 and which hath now been manifested by the appearance of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath put a stop to the operations of death, and hath brought life and incorruption to light by the glad tidings, 11 for which I have been appointed a herald, and an apostle, and a teacher of nations. 12 For which cause also I suffer these things, but am not ashamed; for I know in whom I have trusted, and am persuaded, that he is able to keep that which I have deposited with him till that day. 13 Use the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, with faith and the love in Christ Jesus. 14 Keep that good deposit by means of a holy spirit which dwelleth in us. This thou knowest, 15 that all the Asiatics have withdrawn from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes' 16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of this chain of mine; 17 but when he was at Rome, sought me out diligently and found me. 18 The Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day! Indeed, on how many occasions he ministered to me at Ephesus, thou thyself knowest very well.