1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of thee in my supplications, night and day
1:4 longing to see thee, remembering thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
1:5 having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in thee; which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in thee also.
1:6 For which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands.
1:7 For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.
1:8 Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God;
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 us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
1:10 but hath now been manifested by the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
1:11 whereunto I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher.
1:12 For which cause I suffer also 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 unto him against that day.
1:13 Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
1:14 That good thing which was committed unto `thee' guard through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
1:15 This thou knowest, that all that are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.
1:16 The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;
1:17 but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me
1:18 (the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.