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.
2 De kɔma me ba pa Timoteo: Adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoe mfi Agya Nyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Kristo Yesu nka wo.
3 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.
4 Mekae su a wusu na mepɛ sɛ mihu wo a, na m’ani agye.
5 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.
6 Eyi nti merebɔ wo nkae sɛ kae akyɛde a bere a mede me nsa guu wo so no Onyankopɔn de maa wo no. 7 Efisɛ, Honhom a Onyankopɔn de maa yɛn no mma yɛnyɛ ahufo; na mmom, Honhom no ma yɛn tumi, ɔdɔ ne ahohyɛso. 8 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.
9 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.
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.
2 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
3 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. 4 I remember your tears. I long to see you so that I can be filled with joy. 5 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
6 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. 7 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. 8 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. 9 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.