[a]For I am mindful of the (A)sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and (B)your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh (C)the gift of God which is in you through (D)the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a (E)spirit of [b]timidity, but of power and love and [c]discipline.

Therefore (F)do not be ashamed of the (G)testimony of our Lord or of me (H)His prisoner, but join with me in (I)suffering for the (J)gospel according to the power of God, who has (K)saved us and (L)called us with a holy (M)calling, (N)not according to our works, but according to His own (O)purpose and grace which was granted us in (P)Christ Jesus from (Q)all eternity, 10 but (R)now has been revealed by the (S)appearing of our Savior (T)Christ Jesus, who (U)abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 (V)for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher. 12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but (W)I am not ashamed; for I know (X)whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to (Y)guard what I have entrusted to Him [d]until (Z)that day. 13 [e](AA)Retain the (AB)standard of (AC)sound words (AD)which you have heard from me, in the (AE)faith and love which are in (AF)Christ Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who (AG)dwells in us, the [f](AH)treasure which has been entrusted to you.

15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in [g](AI)Asia (AJ)turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord grant mercy to (AK)the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and (AL)was not ashamed of my [h](AM)chains;

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 1:5 Lit Receiving remembrance of
  2. 2 Timothy 1:7 Or cowardice
  3. 2 Timothy 1:7 Or sound judgment
  4. 2 Timothy 1:12 Or for
  5. 2 Timothy 1:13 Or Hold the example
  6. 2 Timothy 1:14 Lit good deposit
  7. 2 Timothy 1:15 I.e. the province of Asia
  8. 2 Timothy 1:16 Lit chain

14 (A)Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; (B)the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.

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