1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 to Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my forefathers did, that without ceasing, I remember you in my prayers, day and night.
4 I greatly desire to see you, being mindful of your tears, for this will fill me with joy.
5 I am mindful of your sincere faith, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
6 For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God that is in you because of the laying on of my hands.
7 God has not given us a spirit of timidity fear, but of power and love and discipline.
8 Do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me his prisoner. Join me in suffering for the good news according to the power of God.
9 God has saved us and called us with a holy calling. This is not according to our works, but according to his purpose and grace that was granted us in Christ Jesus, from all eternity.
10 The appearance of our Savior Christ Jesus revealed this. Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the good news.
11 I was appointed to be a messenger of this good news, an apostle, and a teacher.
12 It is for this reason that I suffer these things. But I am still full of confidence, because I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to keep safe until that day what he has entrusted to me.
13 Hold firmly to the true words that I taught you, as the example for you to follow. Remain in the faith and love that are ours in union with Christ Jesus.
14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit, who lives in us. Keep guardobeypreserve the good things that have been entrusted to you.
15 You know that all that are in Asia turned away from me. This includes Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord grants mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains.
17 When he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me.
18 May the Lord grant him to find the mercy of God in that day, and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, you know very well.