Grace, mercy, and peaced from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve with a clear consciencee as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day.f 4 Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I recall your sincere faithg that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Euniceh and now, I am convinced, is in you also.
8 So don’t be ashamedm of the testimony about our Lord,n or of me his prisoner.o Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the powerp of God. 9 He has saved us and called us with a holy calling,q not according to our works,r but according to his own purposes and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 10 This has now been made evident through the appearingt of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has abolished deathu and has brought lifev and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 For this gospel I was appointedw a herald, apostle, and teacher,B 12 and that is why I sufferx these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to guard what has been entrusted to meC,y until that day.z
13 Hold on to the pattern of sound teachingaa that you have heard from me,ab in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 15 You know that all those in the province of Asiaac have deserted me,ad including Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16 May the Lord grant mercyae to the household of Onesiphorus,af because he often refreshed meag and was not ashamed of my chains.ah 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome,ai he diligently searched for me and found me. 18 May the Lord grant that he obtain mercyaj from him on that day. You know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.ak
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