17 For this reason I have sent to you(A) Timothy,(B) my son(C) whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.(D)

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To Timothy(A) my true son(B) in the faith:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.(C)

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The Charge to Timothy Renewed

18 Timothy, my son,(A) I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you,(B) so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,(C)

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To Timothy,(A) my dear son:(B)

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.(C)

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The Appeal Renewed

You then, my son,(A) be strong(B) in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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To Titus,(A) my true son(B) in our common faith:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.(C)

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10 that I appeal to you for my son(A) Onesimus,[a](B) who became my son while I was in chains.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Philemon 1:10 Onesimus means useful.

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