1:1Paul, an Ambassador of Anointed Jesus through the will of God, according to the promise of life in Anointed Jesus,
1:2To my dear child Timothy:
Favor, compassion, and peace from God the Father and Anointed Jesus our Master.
1:3I am grateful to God, to whom I offer divine service from a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I continually remember you in my impassioned prayers night and day.1:4I long to see you again as I recall your tears, so I can be filled with joy.1:5I am reminded of your non-pedantic faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and, I’m convinced, still lives in you.
1:6For this reason, I am reminding you to rekindle the gift of God that you have because I dedicated you.1:7For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.1:8So then, may you not be ashamed of the testimony of our Master, nor of me, his captive. Instead, by means of the power of God, endure the suffering that is to the benefit of the Gospel.1:9He is the one who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of anything we did, but because of his own proposal and the favor given to us in Anointed Jesus before the beginning of time.
1:10This favor is about to be revealed at the sudden appearance of our Savior Jesus the Anointed, who neutralized death while illuminating life and immortality through the Gospel.1:11This is what I was appointed to as a herald and Ambassador and teacher,1:12and the reason I am experiencing these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have trusted, and I am convinced that he has the power to guard the deposit entrusted to me until that day.11:13Keep to the pattern of healthy sayings you’ve heard from me, in trust and love in the anointing of Jesus.21:14Guard the good deposit by means of the Holy Spirit that lives in us.
1:15As you know, everyone in the province of Asia turned on me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.1:16But may the Master have compassion on the household of Onesiphorus, since he refreshed me on many occasions and was not ashamed of my confinement.1:17In fact, when he came to Rome he searched for me diligently until he found me.1:18May the Master grant compassion on that day! And you are well aware of all his service in Ephesus.