2 Timothy Chapter 1

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 1

1-2 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 dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3-7 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, that without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy when I call to remembrance the authentic faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. I am persuaded that is in you also. Therefore I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

8-12 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but be a partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God, who 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 us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but has now been made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, whereby I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason, I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that day.

13-14 Holdfast the structure of sound words, which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you kept by the Holy Ghost who dwells in us.

15-18 This you know, that those in Asia all turned away from me, of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain, but when he was in Rome, he very diligently sought me out and found me. The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day, and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me at Ephesus.

2 Timothy Chapter 2