2 Timothy 1


Paul's Longing to See Timothy

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to promise of life of the one in Christ Jesus. 2To Timothy my beloved son, favor, mercy, peace from God the father, and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3Gratitude I have to God, in whom I serve from my precursors, with a clean conscience, how continually I have the [2concerning 3you 1memory] in my supplications night and day; 4longing to see you, remembering your tears, that with joy I should be filled; 5[2recollection 1taking] of the [3in 4you 1unpretentious 2belief], which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that also is in you.

Rekindle the Favor of God

6For which reason I remind you to rekindle the favor of God, which is in you by the laying on of my hands. 7[3did not 1For 4give 5to us 2God] a spirit of dread, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 8Therefore you should not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor me his prisoner; but suffer evil along with the good news according to the power of God! 9of the one preserving us, and having called [2calling 1with a holy], not according to our works, but according to his own intention and favor, the one having been given to us in Christ Jesus before times everlasting; 10and made manifest now through the grandeur of our deliverer Jesus Christ, the one clearing away indeed death, and having enlightened life and incorruptibility through the good news; 11in which I was appointed herald, and apostle, and teacher of nations. 12For which reason also these things I suffer; but I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able [2my deposit in his care 1to keep] for that day.

Speak Healthy Words

13[2a pattern 1Have] of healthy words! which [2by 3me 1you heard] in belief and love, in the one in Christ Jesus. 14[2the 3good 4trust 1Guard] through [2spirit 1holy], of the one dwelling in us! 15Know this, that they turned away from me-- all the ones in Asia, of whom is Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16May [3give 4mercy 1the 2Lord] to the house of Onesiphorus, for often he refreshed me, and [3of my chain 1he was not 2ashamed]; 17but being in Rome, more diligently he sought me, and found me. 18May [3grant 4to him 1the 2Lord] to find mercy from the Lord in that day, and for as much as in Ephesus he served-- better you know it.
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