2 Timothy 1
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life
which is in Christ Jesus,
2 to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ
Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, how without
ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day,
4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy,
5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your
grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on
of my hands.
7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound
8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but
partake in the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God,
9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but
according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the
beginning of time,
10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has
deprived death of its power and brought life and incorruptibility to light through the
11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know
whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep safe what I have
committed to Him until that Day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love
which are in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed to you, guard it by the Holy Spirit who dwells
15 This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are
Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me,
and was not ashamed of my chain;
17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very diligently and found me.
18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day; and you
know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.