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2 Timothy 1

Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God, whom I worship and serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. That is why I remind you to [a]fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible], for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago], 10 but now [that extraordinary purpose and grace] has been fully disclosed and realized by us through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus who [through His incarnation and earthly ministry] abolished death [making it null and void] and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher [of this good news regarding salvation]. 12 This is why I suffer as I do. Still, I am not ashamed; for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until [b]that day [when I stand before Him]. 13 Keep and follow the pattern of sound teaching (doctrine) which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard [with greatest care] and keep unchanged, the treasure [that precious truth] which has been entrusted to you [that is, the good news about salvation through personal faith in Christ Jesus], through [the help of] the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in [the province of] Asia turned away and deserted me, Phygelus and Hermogenes among them. 16 The Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and showed me kindness [comforting and reviving me like fresh air] and he was not ashamed of my chains [for Christ’s sake]; 17 but [instead] when he reached Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me— 18 the Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord on [c]that [great] day. You know very well how many things he did for me and what a help he was at Ephesus [you know better than I can tell you].

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Timothy 1:6 In ancient times embers were kept slowly burning so that they could be fanned into flames when a fire was needed.
  2. 2 Timothy 1:12 Also called the Day of Christ when Christians will be called to account for their actions (2 Cor 5:10).
  3. 2 Timothy 1:18 See note v 12.

Nkwa Asem

Timoteo II 1

Nkyia

1Saa nhoma yi fi Kristo Yesu somafo Paulo a Onyankopɔn pɛ nti, ɔde rebɛkyerɛ baako a yɛne Kristo Yesu ayɛ nti wahyɛ yɛn asetena ho bɔ no.

De kɔma me ba pa Timoteo: Adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoe mfi Agya Nyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Kristo Yesu nka wo.

Meda Onyankopɔn a mede adwene mu fann som no sɛnea me mpanyimfo yɛe no ase. Daa, anadwo ne awia, mekae wo wɔ me mpaebɔ mu.

Mekae su a wusu na mepɛ sɛ mihu wo a, na m’ani agye.

Mekae gyidi a emu yɛ den a wowɔ. Saa ara nso na mekae gyidi a na wo nena Lois ne wo na Eunike nso wɔ. Migye di sɛ wo nso wowɔ bi saa ara.

Eyi nti merebɔ wo nkae sɛ kae akyɛde a bere a mede me nsa guu wo so no Onyankopɔn de maa wo no. Efisɛ, Honhom a Onyankopɔn de maa yɛn no mma yɛnyɛ ahufo; na mmom, Honhom no ma yɛn tumi, ɔdɔ ne ahohyɛso. Mfɛre sɛ wubedi Awurade ho adanse; saa ara nso na mma me odeduani nso ho nyɛ wo fɛre. Na sɛ ɔhaw bi to wo Asɛmpa no ka ho a, gyina pintinn wɔ ahoɔden a Onyankopɔn de ama wo no mu.

Ogyee yɛn nkwa frɛɛ yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛyɛ ne de. Ɛnyɛ biribi pa bi a yɛyɛ nti, na mmom n’adom ara kwa. Ansa na wɔrehyɛ wiase ase no, na ɔnam Kristo Yesu so kyɛɛ yɛn saa adom no 10 nanso mprempren, wɔnam Agyenkwa Kristo Yesu no ba a ɔbɛba so ada no adi akyerɛ yɛn. Watwa owu tumi so nam Asɛmpa no so ama yɛahu nkwa a enni awiei. 11 Onyankopɔn ayi me sɛ menna Asɛmpa no adi sɛ ɔsomafo ne ɔkyerɛkyerɛfo.

12 Ɛnam eyinom so nti na mihu saa amane yi. Nanso meda so wɔ gyidi, efisɛ, minim nea mede me ho ato no so no na minim nso sɛ ɔbɛkora nea mede ahyɛ ne nsa no ama da no nso.

13 So nokwasɛm a mekyerɛɛ wo no mu, na fa yɛ nhwɛsode di akyi, na tena gyidi ne ɔdɔ a ɛyɛ yɛn de a aka yɛne Kristo Yesu abom no mu. 14 Hwɛ nneɛma pa a wɔnam Honhom Kronkron tumi a ɛte yɛn mu so de agyaw yɛn no so yiye.

15 Sɛnea wunim no, Kristofo a wofii Asia baa ha no nyinaa aguan agya me. Figelo ne Hermogene nso ka wɔn ho. 16 Awurade nhu Onisiforo fifo mmɔbɔ efisɛ, ɔhyɛɛ me nkuran mpɛn pii. N’ani anwu wɔ me ho sɛ mada afiase pɛn, 17 na oduu Roma ara pɛ, ɔbɔɔ mmɔden hwehwɛɛ me ara kosii sɛ ohuu me. 18 Awurade mmoa no na da no onnya ahummɔbɔ mfi Awurade no nkyɛn! Wunim akwan horow a ɔfaa so boaa me wɔ Efeso.