2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1 ©

1 Paul affectionately saluteth Timothy, 3 assuring him of his constant prayers for him, and remembrance of that sincere faith which had been derived to Timothy from his mother and grandmother. 6 He exhorteth him to stir up the gift of God which was in him; 8 and not to be ashamed of the testimony of the gospel, but to be ready to suffer for it according to his example: 13 and to hold fast the form of sound words which he had learned. 15 He putteth him in mind of the general defection of the converts in Asia, 16 and commendeth Onesiphorus for his repeated kindness toward him.


PAUL, aan apostle of Jesus Christ bby the will of God, according to cthe promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,


To Timothy, my ddearly beloved son: eGrace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.


fI thank God, whom gI serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, hthat without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;


iGreatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;


When I call to remembrance the junfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy kmother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.


Wherefore I put thee in remembrance lthat thou stir up the gift of God, mwhich is in thee by the nputting on of my hands.


oFor God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and pof a sound mind.


qBe not thou therefore ashamed of rthe 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;

r Re. 1.2.

Who shath saved us, and tcalled us with an holy calling, unot according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

t Ro. 1.6.

vBut is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath wabolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:


xWhereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.


For the which cause I also ysuffer these things: nevertheless zI am not ashamed: for I know whom I have 1believed, and am persuaded that ahe is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.


bHold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.


cThat good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy *Ghost which dwelleth in us.


This thou knowest, dthat all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.


eThe Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and fwas not ashamed of my chain:


But, when he was gin Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.


The Lord grant unto him hthat he may find mercy of the Lord in ithat day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

i v.12.