New Living Translation

2 Timothy 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.

I am writing to Timothy, my dear son.

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

Encouragement to Be Faithful

Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. 11 And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.

12 That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him[a] until the day of his return.

13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. 14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.

15 As you know, everyone from the province of Asia has deserted me—even Phygelus and Hermogenes.

16 May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains. 17 When he came to Rome, he searched everywhere until he found me. 18 May the Lord show him special kindness on the day of Christ’s return. And you know very well how helpful he was in Ephesus.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 Or what has been entrusted to me.

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

2 Timotheo 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo mtume wa Kristo Yesu kwa mapenzi ya Mungu, kulingana na ahadi ya uzima uliomo ndani ya Kristo Yesu. Kwa Timotheo, mwanangu mpendwa. Ninakutakia neema, rehema na amani kutoka kwa Mungu Baba na kwa Kristo Yesu Bwana wetu.

Paulo Amtia Moyo Timotheo

Ninamshukuru Mungu ninayemtumikia kwa dhamiri safi, kama walivyomtumikia baba zangu, ninapokukumbuka usiku na mchana katika sala zangu. Nikiyakumbuka machozi yako, ninatamani sana kukuona ili nijazwe furaha. Nakumbushwa kuhusu imani yako ya kweli, imani ambayo walikuwa nayo bibi yako Loisi na mama yako Eunike na ambayo nina hakika, unayo. Kwa sababu hii nakukum busha ukichochee kile kipawa ulichopewa na Mungu wakati nilipo kuwekea mikono. Maana Mungu hakutupatia roho ya woga bali roho ya nguvu, ujasiri na kiasi.

Basi usione haya kumshuhudia Bwana wetu, wala usinionee haya mimi niliye mfungwa kwa ajili yake, bali uishiriki taabu kwa ajili ya Habari Njema kwa kadiri ya nguvu upewayo na Mungu. Yeye ametuokoa na kutuita tupokee maisha ya utakatifu; si kwa sababu ya matendo yetu mema bali kwa sababu ya makusudio yake na neema yake. Tulipewa neema hii katika Kristo Yesu tangu milele 10 na sasa imedhihirishwa kwa kuja kwake Mwokozi wetu Kristo Yesu ambaye ameondoa kifo kabisa na kuleta uzima na kutokufa kwa njia ya Injili. 11 Nami nimechaguliwa kuwa mhubiri, mtume na mwalimu wa Injili hii. 12 Ndio sababu ninateseka hivi. Lakini sioni aibu kwa maana ninamjua huyo niliyemwamini na nina hakika ya kuwa anaweza kutunza kile nilichomkabidhi, mpaka siku ile.

13 Tumia kama kielelezo cha mafundisho sahihi maneno ya kweli ambayo umeyasikia kutoka kwangu pamoja na imani na upendo katika Kristo Yesu. 14 Linda ile kweli ambayo umekabidhiwa na Roho Mtakatifu aishiye ndani yetu. 15 Bila shaka unafahamu kuwa watu wote katika jimbo la Asia wameniacha, wakiwemo Filego na Hermogene. 16 Bwana aonyeshe huruma yake kwa jamaa ya Onesiforo kwa sababu alinitia moyo mara nyingi na hakuonea aibu minyororo yangu. 17 Bali alipofika Roma alinitafuta kwa bidii mpaka akanipata. 18 Bwana amwezeshe kupata rehema kutoka kwa Bwana siku ile. Unafahamu pia jinsi alivyoni saidia huko Efeso.