1 Paul, an apostle
of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise
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 conscience,
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
Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 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.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 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;
9 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,
10 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:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and
a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 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.
13 Hold fast the form of sound 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 dwelleth in us.
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned
away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he
oft refreshed 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 mercy of the Lord
in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at
Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1 Thou therefore,
my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 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
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of
this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding
in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised
from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds;
but the word of God is not bound.
10 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.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall
also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him,
he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny
14 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.
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase
unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection
is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 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.
20 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.
21 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 work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they
do gender strifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle
unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if
God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging
of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of
the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.