2 Timothy Chapter 1

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Greeting and Encouragement
  1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus the Anointed through God’s will, according to the promise of life in Jesus the Anointed.
  2. to my beloved child Timothy: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Jesus the Anointed our Lord.
  3. I am thankful to God (who I serve with a pure conscience as my ancestors did) as I unceasingly remember you in my prayers night and day.
  4. And remembering your tears, I’m longing to see you so I might be filled with joy,
  5. when remembering the sincere faith in you, which first dwelled in your grandmother Lois and mother Eunice.  And I was – and am – persuaded that it’s also in you.
  6. For this reason, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
  7. For God hasn’t given us a spirit of cowardly timidity, but of power, and love, and self-control.
  8. Therefore, you shouldn’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord (nor of me, His prisoner) but suffer with me for the gospel according to the power of God,
  9. the One 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 by Jesus the Anointed in the time before the ages.
  10. And now it was revealed through the appearance of our Savior Jesus the Anointed, who indeed abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
  11. of which I was appointed a herald, and apostle, and teacher.
  12. I suffer these things for this reason, but I’m not ashamed.  For I did – and do – know in whom I did – and do – believe.  And I was – and am – persuaded that He’s able to keep my deposit until that day.
  13. Hold fast to the example of sound words which you heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Jesus the Anointed.
  14. Keep the good deposit entrusted to you through the Holy Spirit; the One who dwells in us.
  15. You did – and do – know this: that all the men in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
  16. May the Lord give mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and wasn’t ashamed of my chains.
  17. But while being in Rome, he earnestly searched for me and found me.
  18. May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord in that day!  And you know how he served very well in Ephesus too.

 

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