1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of you in my supplications, night and day
1:4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;
1:5 having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in you; which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in you also.
1:6 For which cause I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.
1:8 Therefore don't be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the good news according to the power of God;
1:9 who 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 eternal times,
1:10 but has now been manifested by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the good news,
1:11 to which I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher.
1:12 For which cause I suffer also these things: yet I am not ashamed; for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.
1:13 Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:14 That good thing which was committed to [you] guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
1:15 This you know, that all who are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
1:16 The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: for he often refreshed me, and wasn't ashamed of my chain;
1:17 but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me
1:18 (the Lord grant to him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he served at Ephesus, you know very well.
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