1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the a of life which is in Christ Jesus,
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 a, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring 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 a; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou a the b of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my c.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of a; but of b, and of c, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore a of the b of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy a, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and b, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made a by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished b, and hath brought c and d to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am a a preacher, and an b, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not a: 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 the a of b words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which a in us.
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be a from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft a me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
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 a of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.