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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

2 Timotiu 1

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìkíni

1Paulu, aposteli ti Jesu Kristi nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìlérí ìyè ti ń bẹ nínú Kristi Jesu.

Sí Timotiu, ọmọ mi olùfẹ́ ọ̀wọ́n:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́, àánú àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa, àti Kristi Jesu Olúwa wa.

Ọ̀rọ̀ ìyànjú láti jẹ́ onígbàgbọ́

Mo dá ọpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run, ẹni tí èmi ń sìn pẹ̀lú ẹ̀rí ọkàn mímọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn baba mi ti í ṣe, pé ni àìsimi lọ́sàn án àti lóru ni mo ń ṣe ìrántí rẹ nínú àdúrà mi. Bí mo ti rántí omijé rẹ, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo ń fẹ́ láti rí ọ kí èmi kí ó lè kún fún ayọ̀. Nígbà ti mo bá rántí ìgbàgbọ́ àìṣẹ̀tàn rẹ, èyí ti ó kọ́kọ́ ń bẹ nínú Loisi ìyá ńlá rẹ, àti nínú Eunike ìyá rẹ̀ àti, èyí tí ó dá mi lójú pé ó ń gbé inú rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú.

Nítorí ìdí èyí ni mo ṣe ń ran ọ létí pé kí ó máa rú ẹ̀bùn Ọlọ́run sókè èyí ti ń bẹ nínú rẹ nípa ìgbọ́wọ́lé mi. Nítorí pé Ọlọ́run kò fún wa ni ẹ̀mí ìbẹ̀rù, bí kò ṣe ti agbára, àti ti ìfẹ́, àti ti ìsẹ́ra-ẹni ti ó yè kooro. Nítorí náà, má ṣe tijú láti jẹ́rìí nípa Olúwa wa, tàbí èmi òǹdè rẹ̀; ṣùgbọ́n kí ìwọ ṣe alábápín nínú ìpọ́njú ìhìnrere nípa agbára Ọlọ́run, ẹni ti ó gbà wá là, ti ó si pè wá sínú ìwà mímọ́—kì í ṣe nípa iṣẹ́ tí a ṣe ṣùgbọ́n nípasẹ̀ ète àti oore-ọ̀fẹ́ rẹ̀. Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ yìí ni a fi fún wa nínú Kristi Jesu láti ìpìlẹ̀ ayérayé, 10 ṣùgbọ́n tí a fihàn nísinsin yìí nípa ìfarahàn Jesu Kristi Olùgbàlà wa, ẹni ti ó pa ikú run, tí ó sì mú ìyè àti àìkú wá sí ìmọ́lẹ̀ nípasẹ̀ ìhìnrere. 11 Fún ti ìhìnrere tí a yàn mi láti jẹ oníwàásù àti aposteli àti olùkọ́. 12 Nítorí ìdí èyí ní èmi ṣe ń jìyà wọ̀nyí pẹ̀lú. Ṣùgbọ́n ojú kò tì mí: nítorí èmi mọ ẹni tí èmi gbàgbọ́, ó sì dá mi lójú pé, òun lè pa ohun ti mo fi lé e lọ́wọ́ mọ́ títí di ọjọ́ náà.

13 Ohun tí ó gbọ́ láti ọ̀dọ̀ mi, pa a mọ́ gẹ́gẹ́ bí àpẹẹrẹ ẹ̀kọ́ rere nínú ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìfẹ́ Kristi Jesu. 14 Pa ohun rere ti a ti fi lé ọ lọ́wọ́ mọ́ nípa Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ ti ń gbé inú wa.

15 Èyí ni ìwọ mọ̀ pé, gbogbo àwọn ti ó wà ni agbègbè Asia ti fi mí sílẹ̀, nínú àwọn ẹni tí Figeliu àti Hamogene gbé wà.

16 Kí Olúwa fi àánú fún ilé Onesiforu; nítorí ti ó máa ń tù mi lára nígbà púpọ̀, ẹ̀wọ̀n mi kò sì tì í lójú. 17 Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ó wà ni Romu, ó fi ẹ̀sọ̀ wá mi, ó sì rí mi. 18 Kí Olúwa fi fún un kí ó lè rí àánú lọ́dọ̀ Olúwa ni ọjọ́ náà! Ìwọ tìkára rẹ sá à mọ̀ ọ̀nà gbogbo tí ó gbà ràn mí lọ́wọ́ ni Efesu.