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] Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and
Christ Jesus our Lord.
] I thank God, whom I serve from my
forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of
thee in my prayers night and day;
] Greatly desiring to see thee,
being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
] 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 that in thee
] Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the
gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a
] Be not thou therefore ashamed of the 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;
] Who hath saved us, and
called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his
own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world
] But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour
Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to
light through the gospel:
] Whereunto I am appointed a preacher,
and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
] For the 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.
] Hold fast the form of sound
words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ
] That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the
Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
] This thou knowest, that all they
which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and
] The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus;
for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found
] The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in
that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest
] Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is
in Christ Jesus.
] And the things that thou hast heard of me among
many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach
] Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of
] No man that warreth entangleth himself with the
affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a
] And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not
crowned, except he strive lawfully.
] The husbandman that laboureth
must be first partaker of the fruits.
] Consider what I say; and the
Lord give thee understanding in all things.
] Remember that Jesus
Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my
] Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto
bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
] Therefore I endure all
things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is
in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
] It is a faithful saying: For
if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
] If we
suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny
] If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
] Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them
before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the
subverting of the hearers.
] Study to shew thyself approved unto
God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
] But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will
increase unto more ungodliness.
] And their word will eat as doth a
canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
] Who concerning the
truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow
the faith of some.
] Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth
sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one
that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
] But in a
great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood
and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
] If a man
therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good
] Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure
] But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that
they do gender strifes.
] And the servant of the Lord must not
strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give
them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
] And that they
may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by
him at his will.
] This know also, that in the last days perilous times
] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn
] For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead
captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the
] Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also
resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the
] But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
] But thou hast fully
known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity,
] Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at
Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all
the Lord delivered me.
] Yea, and all that will live godly in
Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
] But evil men and seducers
shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
] And that from a child
thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto
salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
] All scripture
is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness:
] That the man of God
may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
] I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus
Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his
] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own
lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto
] But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
] For I am
now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
] Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his
] Do thy diligence to come shortly unto
] For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,
and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto
] Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with
thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
] And Tychicus
have I sent to Ephesus.
] The cloke that I left at Troas with
Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the
] Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord
reward him according to his works:
] Of whom be thou ware also; for
he hath greatly withstood our words.
] At my first answer no man
stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to
] Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and
strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the
Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the
] And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and
will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever.
] Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of
] Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left
at Miletum sick.
] Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus
greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the
] The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with