Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ
 To 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
 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.
 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and
of a sound mind.
 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 began,
 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 Jesus.
 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 Hermogenes.
 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for
he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me
out very diligently, and found me.
 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 very well.
 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 others also.
 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
 No man that
warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to
be a soldier.
 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 gospel:
 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 us:
 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
 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 truth.
 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
 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
 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
 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call
on the Lord out of a pure heart.
 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do
 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach,
 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them