1:1Paul, an apostle of JesusChrist by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is inChrist Jesus, 1:2To Timothy,my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God theFather and Christ Jesus our Lord. 1:3I thank God, whom I serve frommy forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I haveremembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 1:4Greatly desiring to see thee,being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 1:5When I call to remembrance theunfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmotherLois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 1:6Wherefore I put thee inremembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by theputting on of my hands. 1:7For God hath not given us thespirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 1:8Be not thou therefore ashamed ofthe testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker ofthe afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 1:9Who hath saved us, and calledus with an holy calling, not according to our works, but accordingto his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus beforethe world began, 1:10But isnow made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hathabolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light throughthe gospel: 1:11Whereunto Iam appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 1:12For the which cause Ialso suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom Ihave believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I havecommitted unto him against that day. 1:13Hold fast the form of soundwords, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in ChristJesus. 1:14That good thingwhich was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 1:15This thou knowest, thatall they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellusand Hermogenes. 1:16The Lordgive mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and wasnot ashamed of my chain: 1:17But, when he was in Rome, hesought me out very diligently, and found me. 1:18The Lord grant unto him that hemay find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things heministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
2:1Thou therefore, my son,be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2:2And the things that thou hastheard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men,who shall be able to teach others also. 2:3Thou therefore endure hardness, asa good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2:4No man that warreth entanglethhimself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him whohath chosen him to be a soldier. 2:5And if a man also strive formasteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 2:6The husbandman thatlaboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 2:7Consider what I say; and the Lordgive thee understanding in all things. 2:8Remember that Jesus Christ of theseed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 2:9Wherein I suffer trouble, as anevil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 2:10Therefore I endure allthings for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvationwhich is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 2:11It is a faithful saying:For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 2:12If we suffer, weshall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will denyus: 2:13If we believe not,yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 2:14Of these things put themin remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive notabout words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 2:15Study to shew thyselfapproved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightlydividing the word of truth. 2:16But shun profane and vainbabblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2:17And their word will eat as doth acanker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 2:18Who concerning the truth haveerred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow thefaith of some. 2:19Nevertheless the foundation ofGod 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. 2:20But in a great housethere are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and ofearth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 2:21If a man therefore purge himselffrom these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for themaster’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 2:22Flee also youthful lusts: butfollow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on theLord out of a pure heart. 2:23But foolish and unlearnedquestions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 2:24And the servant of the Lord mustnot strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2:25In meekness instructingthose that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give themrepentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2:26And that they may recoverthemselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him athis will.
3:1This know also, that inthe last days perilous times shall come. 3:2For men shall be lovers of theirown selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient toparents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3Without natural affection,trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of thosethat are good, 3:4Traitors,heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 3:5Having a form of godliness, butdenying the power thereof: from such turn away. 3:6For of this sort are they whichcreep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led awaywith divers lusts, 3:7Everlearning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 3:8Now as Jannes and Jambreswithstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds,reprobate concerning the faith. 3:9But they shall proceed no further:for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 3:10But thou hast fully knownmy doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity,patience, 3:11Persecutions,afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; whatpersecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 3:12Yea, and all that willlive godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 3:13But evil men and seducers shallwax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 3:14But continue thou in the thingswhich thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thouhast learned them; 3:15And that from a child thou hastknown the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvationthrough faith which is in Christ Jesus. 3:16All scripture is given byinspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17That the man of God may beperfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
4:1I charge theetherefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quickand the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 4:2Preach the word; be instant inseason, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering anddoctrine. 4:3For the timewill come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their ownlusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4:4And they shall turn awaytheir ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 4:5But watch thou in all things,endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thyministry. 4:6For I am nowready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 4:7I have fought a good fight, I havefinished my course, I have kept the faith: 4:8Henceforth there is laid up for mea crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall giveme at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love hisappearing.
4:9Do thy diligence tocome shortly unto me: 4:10ForDemas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departedunto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. 4:11Only Luke is with me. Take Mark,and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 4:12And Tychicus have I sentto Ephesus. 4:13The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring withthee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 4:14Alexander the coppersmith did memuch evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 4:15Of whom be thou ware also; for hehath greatly withstood our words. 4:16At my first answer no man stoodwith me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may notbe laid to their charge. 4:17Notwithstanding the Lord stoodwith me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fullyknown, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was deliveredout of the mouth of the lion. 4:18And the Lord shall deliver mefrom every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenlykingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
4:19Salute Prisca andAquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 4:20Erastus abode at Corinth: butTrophimus have I left at Miletum sick. 4:21Do thy diligence to come beforewinter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and allthe brethren.
4:22The Lord Jesus Christbe with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen. Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769