Nueva Versión Internacional

2 Timoteo 1

1Pablo, apóstol de Cristo Jesús por la voluntad de Dios, según la promesa de vida que tenemos en Cristo Jesús,

a mi querido hijo Timoteo:

Que Dios el Padre y Cristo Jesús nuestro Señor te concedan gracia, misericordia y paz.

Exhortación a la fidelidad

Al recordarte de día y de noche en mis oraciones, siempre doy gracias a Dios, a quien sirvo con una conciencia limpia como lo hicieron mis antepasados. Y, al acordarme de tus lágrimas, anhelo verte para llenarme de alegría. Traigo a la memoria tu fe sincera, la cual animó primero a tu abuela Loida y a tu madre Eunice, y ahora te anima a ti. De eso estoy convencido. Por eso te recomiendo que avives la llama del don de Dios que recibiste cuando te impuse las manos. Pues Dios no nos ha dado un espíritu de timidez, sino de poder, de amor y de dominio propio.

Así que no te avergüences de dar testimonio de nuestro Señor, ni tampoco de mí, que por su causa soy prisionero. Al contrario, tú también, con el poder de Dios, debes soportar sufrimientos por el evangelio. Pues Dios nos salvó y nos llamó a una vida santa, no por nuestras propias obras, sino por su propia determinación y gracia. Nos concedió este favor en Cristo Jesús antes del comienzo del tiempo; 10 y ahora lo ha revelado con la venida de nuestro Salvador Cristo Jesús, quien destruyó la muerte y sacó a la luz la vida incorruptible mediante el evangelio. 11 De este evangelio he sido yo designado heraldo, apóstol y maestro. 12 Por ese motivo padezco estos sufrimientos. Pero no me avergüenzo, porque sé en quién he creído, y estoy seguro de que tiene poder para guardar hasta aquel día lo que le he confiado.[a]

13 Con fe y amor en Cristo Jesús, sigue el ejemplo de la sana doctrina que de mí aprendiste. 14 Con el poder del Espíritu Santo que vive en nosotros, cuida la preciosa enseñanza[b] que se te ha confiado.

15 Ya sabes que todos los de la provincia de Asia me han abandonado, incluso Figelo y Hermógenes.

16 Que el Señor le conceda misericordia a la familia de Onesíforo, porque muchas veces me dio ánimo y no se avergonzó de mis cadenas. 17 Al contrario, cuando estuvo en Roma me buscó sin descanso hasta encontrarme. 18 Que el Señor le conceda hallar misericordia divina en aquel día. Tú conoces muy bien los muchos servicios que me prestó en Éfeso.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 lo que le he confiado. Alt. lo que me ha confiado.
  2. 1:14 la preciosa enseñanza. Lit. el buen depósito.

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.