2 Timothy 1


Paul 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,

To 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

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. j As I remember your tears k I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I 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. For 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, for God gave us o a spirit not of fear but p of power and love and self-control.

Therefore 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, 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
10 and 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.
14 By the Holy Spirit at who dwells within us, guard au the good deposit entrusted to you.

15 You are aware that av all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercy to aw the household of Onesiphorus, for he often ax refreshed me and was not ashamed of ay my chains, 17 but when he arrived in Rome az he searched for me earnestly and found me— 18 may 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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