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2 Timothy 1

2 Timothy 1:1  
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 Timothy 1:2  
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:3  
I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. How unceasing is my memory of you in my petitions, night and day

2 Timothy 1:4  
longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

2 Timothy 1:5  
having been reminded of the sincere faith that is in you, which lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, in you also.

2 Timothy 1:6  
For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

2 Timothy 1:7  
For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:8  
Therefore don’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 1:9  
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 in Christ Jesus before times eternal,

2 Timothy 1:10  
but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News.

2 Timothy 1:11  
For this I was appointed as a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

2 Timothy 1:12  
For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.

2 Timothy 1:13  
Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 1:14  
That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

2 Timothy 1:15  
This you know, that all who are in Asia turned away from me, of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 1:16  
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain,

2 Timothy 1:17  
but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently and found me

2 Timothy 1:18  
(the Lord grant to him to find the Lord’s mercy in that day); and in how many things he served at Ephesus, you know very well.


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