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1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ
by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ
2 To Timothy, my dearly
beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and
Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my
forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance
of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee,
being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the
unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother
Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in
remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the
putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of
the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of
the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us
with an 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
10 But is now made manifest by the
appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath
brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a
preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which
cause 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 unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound
words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ
14 That good thing which was
committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
15 This thou knowest, that all they
which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and
16 The Lord give mercy unto the
house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my
17 But, when he was in Rome, he
sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18 The Lord grant unto him that he
may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he
ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
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