2 Timothy 1 New American Standard Bible

Salutation

1 Paul , an apostle of Christ Jesus [1] by the will of God , according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus , 2  To Timothy , my beloved [2] son : Grace , mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord .

Be Not Ashamed

3  I thank God , whom I serve with a clear conscience [3]the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember e you in my [4]prayers night and day , 4  longing to see you, even as I recall your tears , so that I may be filled with joy . 5  [5]For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice , and I am sure that it is in you as well .

6  For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands . 7  For God has not given us a spirit of [6]timidity , but of power and love and [7]discipline . 8  Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner , but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God , 9  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 granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity , 10  but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus , who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel , 11  for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher . 12  For this reason I also suffer these things , but I am not ashamed ; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him [8]until that day . 13  [9] Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus . 14  Guard , through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the [10] treasure e which has been entrusted to you.

15  You are aware of the fact that all who are in [11] Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes . 16  The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus , for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my [12] chains ; 17  but when he was in Rome , he eagerly searched for me and found me- 18  the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on that day -and you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus .

Footnotes

[1] 1:1 Lit "through"

[2] 1:2 Or "child"

[3] 1:3 Lit "from my forefathers"

[4] 1:3 Or "petitions"

[5] 1:5 Lit "Receiving remembrance of"

[6] 1:7 Or "cowardice"

[7] 1:7 Or "sound judgment"

[8] 1:12 Or "for"

[9] 1:13 Or "Hold the example"

[10] 1:14 Lit "good deposit"

[11] 1:15 I.e. the province of Asia

[12] 1:16 Lit "chain"

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