2 Timothy 1
Greeting1Paul, aan apostle of Christ Jesus bby the will of God according to cthe promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
2To Timothy, dmy beloved child:
eGrace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You3 fI thank God gwhom I serve, as did my ancestors, hwith a clear conscience, as I remember you iconstantly in my prayers night and day. 4 jAs I remember your tears, kI long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of lyour sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and myour mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you nto fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us oa spirit not of fear but pof power and love and self-control.
8Therefore qdo not be ashamed of rthe testimony about our Lord, nor of sme his prisoner, but tshare in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 uwho saved us and vcalled us to ▼
▼Or witha holy calling, xnot because of our works but because of yhis own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus zbefore the ages began ▼
▼Greek before times eternal10and which now has abbeen manifested through acthe appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, adwho abolished death and aebrought life and afimmortality to light through the gospel, 11 agfor which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 ahwhich is why I suffer as I do. But aiI am not ashamed, for ajI know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until akthat day alwhat has been entrusted to me. ▼
▼Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit13 anFollow aothe pattern of apthe sound ▼
▼Or healthywords arthat you have heard from me, in asthe faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14By the Holy Spirit atwho dwells within us, guard authe good deposit entrusted to you.
15You are aware that avall who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16May the Lord grant mercy to awthe household of Onesiphorus, for he often axrefreshed me and was not ashamed of aymy chains, 17but when he arrived in Rome azhe searched for me earnestly and found me— 18may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on bathat day!—and you well know all the service he bbrendered at Ephesus.
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