1 Paul, aan apostle of bChrist Jesus cby the will of God, according to the promise of dlife in Christ Jesus, 2 To aTimothy, my beloved bson: cGrace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 aI thank God, whom I bserve with a cclear conscience the way my forefathers did, das I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 alonging to see you, beven as I recall your tears, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 For I am mindful of the asincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and byour mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh athe gift of God which is in you through athe laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a aspirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 8 Therefore ado not be ashamed of the btestimony of our Lord or of me cHis prisoner, but join with me in dsuffering for the egospel according to the power of God, 9 who has asaved us and bcalled us with a holy ccalling, dnot according to our works, but according to His own bpurpose and grace which was granted us in eChrist Jesus from fall eternity, 10 but anow has been revealed by the bappearing of our Savior cChrist Jesus, who dabolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 afor which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher. 12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but aI am not ashamed; for I know bwhom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to cguard what I have entrusted to Him until dthat day. 13 aRetain the bstandard of csound words dwhich you have heard from me, in the efaith and love which are in fChrist Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who adwells in us, the btreasure which has been entrusted to you. 15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in aAsia bturned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 The Lord grant mercy to athe house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and bwas not ashamed of my cchains; 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 athat day--and you know very well what services he rendered at bEphesus.