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Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus, [2] to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. [3] I thank God, whom I serve as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. How unceasing is my memory of you in my petitions, night and day [4] longing to see you, remembering your tears, that I may be filled with joy; [5] having been reminded of the unfeigned faith that is in you; which lived first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice, and, I am persuaded, in you also. [6] For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. [7] For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. [8] Therefore don't be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the gospel according to the power of God, [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 to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, [10] but has now 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 this, I was appointed as a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. [12] For this 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 to him against that day. [13] Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. [14] That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. [15] This you know, that all who are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. [16] May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain, [17] but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me [18] (the Lord grant to him to find the Lord's mercy in that day); and in how many things he served at Ephesus, you know very well.

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