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 I have thee in remembrance in my prayers night and day without ceasing.
4 I greatly desire 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, is in thee also.
6 Therefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God which is in thee through 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 a partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God,
9 who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but in accordance with His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.
11 For this I am appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher of the Gentiles,
12 for 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 to the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee, keep, by the Holy Ghost who dwelleth in us.
15 This thou knowest, that all those who are in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;
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 from the Lord in that Day! And in how many things he ministered unto me in Ephesus,thou knowest very well.