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Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace, from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord.

I thank God, Whom I serve with pure conscience (as my forefathers did), remembering you in my prayers night and day, without ceasing;

desiring to see you, mindful of your tears, so that I may be filled with joy

when I call to remembrance the sincere faith that is in you (which dwelt first in your grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and assuredly dwells in you also).

Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you by the laying on of my hands.

For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of self-control.

Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me (His prisoner). But share in the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God.

He has 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 through Christ Jesus before the world was;

10 but is now revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, Who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel,

11 for which I am appointed a preacher and Apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12 For this reason I also suffer these things. But I am not ashamed. For I know Whom I have believed. And I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that day.

13 Keep the true pattern of the wholesome words which you have heard from me in faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus.

14 Keep that worthy thing which was committed to you through the Holy Ghost, Who dwells in us.

15 This you know: that all those who are in Asia have turned from me. Of which are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

16 May the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus. For he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain.

17 But when he was at Rome, he sought me out very diligently and found me.

18 The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy with the Lord on that Day. And you know very well in how many things he has ministered to me at Ephesus.

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