2 Timothy 1


1Paul a  an apostle of Christ Jesus b  by the will of God according to c  the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,

2To Timothy, d  my beloved child:

e  Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

3 f  I thank God g  whom I serve, as did my ancestors h  with a clear conscience, as I remember you i  constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 j  As I remember your tears k  I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of l  your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and m  your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you n  to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us o  a spirit not of fear but p  of power and love and self-control.

8Therefore q  do not be ashamed of r  the testimony about our Lord, nor of s  me his prisoner, but t  share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 u  who saved us and v  called us to
Or with
a holy calling x  not because of our works but because of y  his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus z  before the ages began
Greek before times eternal
10and which now has ab  been manifested through ac  the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus ad  who abolished death and ae  brought life and af  immortality to light through the gospel, 11 ag  for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 ah  which is why I suffer as I do. But ai  I am not ashamed, for aj  I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until ak  that Day al  what has been entrusted to me.
Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit
13 an  Follow ao  the pattern of ap  the sound
Or healthy
words ar  that you have heard from me, in as  the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
14By the Holy Spirit at  who dwells within us, guard au  the good deposit entrusted to you.

15You are aware that av  all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16May the Lord grant mercy to aw  the household of Onesiphorus, for he often ax  refreshed me and was not ashamed of ay  my chains, 17but when he arrived in Rome az  he searched for me earnestly and found me— 18may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on ba  that Day!—and you well know all the service he bb  rendered at Ephesus.

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