1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
16 The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18 The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1Nze, Pawulo, omutume wa Kristo Yesu olw’okwagala kwa Katonda, ng’okusuubiza bwe kuli okw’obulamu obuli mu Kristo Yesu, 2 nkuwandiikira ggwe Timoseewo omwana wange omwagalwa, nga nkwagaliza ekisa n’okusaasirwa, n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe, ne Kristo Yesu Mukama waffe.
3 Neebaza Katonda gwe mpeereza mu mwoyo omulungi nga bajjajjange bwe baakola, nga nkujjukira obutayosa mu kusaba kwange emisana n’ekiro. 4 Bwe nzijukira amaziga go ne neegomba okukulaba ndyoke nzijule essanyu. 5 Nzijukira okukkiriza kwo okw’amazima olubereberye okwali mu jjajjaawo Looyi ne mukadde wo Ewuniike; era nga nkakasiza ddala nga naawe okulina. 6 Kyenva nkujjukiza okuseesanga ekirabo kya Katonda ekiri mu ggwe kye yakuwa, bwe nakussaako emikono gyange. 7 Kubanga Mwoyo wa Katonda, gwe yatuwa tatufuula bati, wabula atuwa amaanyi, n’okwagala era n’okwegendereza.
8 Noolwekyo tokwatibwa nsonyi kwogera ku bya Mukama waffe, wadde ku nze omusibe we, wabula naawe bonaabona olw’Enjiri ng’oyambibwa amaanyi ga Katonda, 9 eyatulokola n’atuyita tubeere babe. Ekyo yakikola nga tasinziira ku bikolwa byaffe, wabula ng’asinziira mu kuyitibwa okutukuvu, si ng’ebikolwa byaffe bwe biri, naye olw’ekigendererwa kye ye, n’ekisa kye, kye yatukwatirwa ng’ayita mu Kristo Yesu okuva edda n’edda Lyonna. 10 Kaakano ekisa ekyo kyolesebbwa mu kulabika kw’Omulokozi waffe Kristo Yesu eyaggyawo okufa, n’aleeta obulamu obutazikirizibwa ng’ayita mu Njiri, 11 gye nalonderwa okugisaasaanya, n’okuba omutume, era omuyigiriza, 12 era kyenva mbonaabona bwe ntyo. Kyokka sikwatibwa nsonyi, kubanga mmanyi gwe nakkiriza, era nkakasa nti ayinza okukuuma ekyo kye namuteresa okutuusa olunaku luli.
13 Gobereranga ebigambo ebireeta obulamu bye wawulira njogera, mu kukkiriza ne mu kwagala mu Kristo Yesu. 14 Ekintu ekirungi eky’omuwendo kye wateresebwa kikuumenga ng’oyambibwa Mwoyo Mutukuvu abeera mu ffe.
15 Kino okimanyi, ng’ab’omu Asiya bonna banjabulira, mu abo mwe muli Fugero ne Kerumogene.
16 Mukama akwatirwe ekisa ab’omu nnyumba ya Onesifolo, kubanga yambeesabeesa emirundi mingi era teyankwatirwa nsonyi kubanga ndi musibe; 17 bwe yatuuka e Ruumi, yafuba nnyo okunnoonya era n’anzuula. 18 Mukama amukwatirwe ekisa ku lunaku luli. Era gw’omanyi bulungi nnyo byonna bye yakola mu Efeso.