1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3 I thank God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as did my fathers, when I remember you constantly in my prayers.
1:3 I am grateful to God--whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did--when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

1:4 As I remember your tears, I long night and day to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
1:4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lo'is and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you.
1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.

1:6 Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;
1:6 For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;

1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

1:8 Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God,
1:8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,

1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago,
1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

1:10 and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
1:10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher,

1:12 and therefore I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
1:12 and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him.

1:13 Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus;
1:13 Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1:14 guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.
1:14 Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

1:15 You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, and among them Phy'gelus and Hermog'enes.
1:15 You are aware that all who are in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.

1:16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiph'orus, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains,
1:16 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain;

1:17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me --
1:17 when he arrived in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me

1:18 may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Day -- and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.
1:18 --may the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! And you know very well how much service he rendered in Ephesus.