1 Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, on account of the promise of life, which is by Christ Jesus;
2 to Timothy, my beloved son: Favor, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I give thanks to God, (whom from my forefathers I serve with a pure conscience,) that I have unceasing remembrance of you in my prayers night and day;
4 remembering your tears, I greatly desire to see you, that I may be filled with joy:
5 calling to remembrance also the unfeigned faith which is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that it dwells in you also.
6 For which cause I put you in mind to stir up the spiritual gift of God, which is in you through the imposition of my hands.
7 For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice; but of power, and of love, and of self-government.
8 Wherefore, be not ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but jointly suffer evil for the gospel, according to the power of God;
9 who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, -not on account of our works; but on account of his own purpose and favor, which was given us through Christ Jesus, before the times of the ages,
10 and is now manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ; who has, indeed, vanquished death, and brought life and incorruptibility to light by the gospel:
11 of which I am appointed a herald, and an Apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles:
12 for which cause I also suffer these things. Nevertheless, I am not ashamed; for I know in whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to preserve what I have committed in trust to him, till that day.
13 The form of wholesome words, which you have heard from me, hold fast, with the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
14 The good deposit guard by the Holy Spirit, who dwells in us.
15 You know this, that all they who are in Asia have turned me off; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus; for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17 but being in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18 May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day! And how many services he rendered to me in Ephesus, you well know.