Knijga O Kristu

Druga poslanica Timoteju 1

Mojemu ljubljenom sinu Timoteju.Neka ti naš Bog Otac i naš Gospodin Isus Krist podare milost, milosrđe i mir.

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Timoteju, zahvaljujem za tebe Bogu, kojemu služim čiste savjesti kao i moji preci, dok se bez prestanka, danonoćno, molim za tebe.

Kad se sjetim tvojih suza, obuzme me čežnja da te opet vidim i da se razveselim.

Znam kakvu iskrenu vjeru u Boga imaš - kao najprije tvoja baka Loida, a zatim i tvoja mati Eunika.

Zato te molim: raspiruj duhovni dar koji ti je Bog dao kad sam na tebe položio ruke.

Jer Bog nam nije dao duha bojažljivosti, već Duha snage, ljubavi i razboritosti.

Ne srami se govoriti o našemu Gospodinu niti o meni, iako sam u zatvoru! Budi spreman sa mnom trpjeti zaradi navješćivanja Radosne vijesti. Bog će ti za to dati snage.

On nas je spasio i pozvao nas da živimo svetim životom - ne zato što smo to svojim djelima zaslužili, nego zato što je to bio njegov naum još od vječnosti: da nam daruje svoju milost u Isusu Kristu.

10 Sada nam je sve to objavio dolaskom našega Spasitelja Isusa Krista, koji je skršio moć smrti i učinio da kroz Radosnu vijest zasja život i besmrtnost.

11 Bog me je postavio da budem propovjednik, apostol i učitelj te Radosne vijesti.

12 Zato i trpim ovdje u tamnici. Ali ne stidim se toga jer poznajem onoga u koga se pouzdajem i siguran sam da je on kadar sačuvati povjereno do dana svojega dolaska.

13 Uzor neka ti bude zdravo učenje koje si od mene čuo u vjeri i ljubavi u Kristu Isusu.

14 Dobro čuvaj blago koje ti je povjereno s pomoću Svetoga Duha.

15 Kao što znaš, svi kršćani u Maloj Aziji su me napustili - među njima i Figel i Hermogen.

16 Neka Gospodin milosrđem daruje Oneziforov dom jer me je često znao osvježiti svojim posjetom. Nije se sramio što sam u zatvoru.

17 Naprotiv, kad je došao u Rim, brižno me potražio i pronašao.

18 Neka mu Gospodin daruje milosrđe na dan Kristova dolaska. Znaš koliko mi je puta pomogao u Efezu.

New International Reader's Version

2 Timothy 1

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned. He sent me to tell about the promise of life found in Christ Jesus.

Timothy, I am sending you this letter. You are my dear son.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy and peace.

Paul Gives Thanks

I thank God, whom I serve as did our people of long ago. I serve God, knowing that what I have done is right. Night and day I thank God for you. Night and day I always remember you in my prayers. I remember your tears. I long to see you so that I can be filled with joy. I remember your honest and true faith. It was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice. And I am certain that it is now alive in you also.

Paul Encourages Timothy to Be Faithful

This is why I remind you to help God’s gift grow, just as a small spark grows into a fire. God put his gift in you when I placed my hands on you. God gave us his Spirit. And the Spirit doesn’t make us weak and fearful. Instead, the Spirit gives us power and love. He helps us control ourselves. So don’t be ashamed of the message about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, his prisoner. Instead, join with me as I suffer for the good news. God’s power will help us do that. God has saved us. He has chosen us to live a holy life. It wasn’t because of anything we have done. It was because of his own purpose and grace. Through Christ Jesus, God gave us this grace even before time began. 10 It has now been made known through the coming of our Savior, Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death. Because of the good news, he has brought life out into the light. That life never dies. 11 I was appointed to announce the good news. I was appointed to be an apostle and a teacher. 12 That’s why I’m suffering the way I am. But this gives me no reason to be ashamed. That’s because I know who I have believed in. I am sure he is able to take care of what I have given him. I can trust him with it until the day he returns as judge.

13 Follow what you heard from me as the pattern of true teaching. Follow it with faith and love because you belong to Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the truth of the good news that you were trusted with. Guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

Examples of Faithful and Unfaithful People

15 You know that all the believers in Asia Minor have deserted me. They include Phygelus and Hermogenes.

16 May the Lord show mercy to all who live in the house of Onesiphorus. He often encouraged me. He was not ashamed that I was being held by chains. 17 In fact, it was just the opposite. When he was in Rome, he looked everywhere for me. At last he found me. 18 May Onesiphorus find mercy from the Lord on the day Jesus returns as judge! You know very well how many ways Onesiphorus helped me in Ephesus.