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.
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my dear son:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Appeal for Loyalty to Paul and the Gospel
6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Examples of Disloyalty and Loyalty
15 You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16 May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 18 May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.