1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 4Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; 5When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 6Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 13Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 15This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 16The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: 17But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. 18The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo a ɔyɛ Kristo Yesu somafo no nkyɛn. Onyankopɔn ankasa na ɔfrɛɛ me sɛ ɔsomafo, na ɔde nkwa a ɔhyɛ ho bɔ a ɛnam Kristo Yesu mu gyidi so de brɛ mo.
2Mede kɔma me dɔba Timoteo:
Adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoe mfi Agya Nyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Kristo Yesu nka wo.
3Meda Onyankopɔn a mede adwene mu fann som no sɛnea me mpanyimfo yɛe no ase. Daa, anadwo ne awia, mekae wo wɔ me mpaebɔ mu. 4Mekae wo nisutew bere a yɛredi mpaapaemu no a, ɛma mʼani gyina wo. Enti sɛ mihu wo bio a mʼani begye. 5Wɔkae me wo nokware gyidi a efii ase wɔ wo nenabea Lois ne wo na Eunike mu no, na magye ato mu sɛ mprempren ɛwɔ wo nso mu bi saa ara.
6Eyi nti merebɔ wo nkae sɛ, kae akyɛde a bere a mede me nsa guu wo so no Onyankopɔn de maa wo no. 7Efisɛ Honhom a Onyankopɔn de maa yɛn no mma yɛnyɛ ahufo, na mmom Honhom no ma yɛn tumi, ɔdɔ ne ahohyɛso. 8Mma wʼani nnwu wɔ Awurade adansedi, ne me a meyɛ ne deduani no ho. Na sɛ ɔhaw bi to wo wɔ Asɛmpa no ka ho a, gyina pintinn wɔ ahoɔden a Onyankopɔn de ama wo no mu. 9Ogyee yɛn nkwa frɛɛ yɛn se yɛmmɛyɛ ne de. Ɛnyɛ biribi pa bi a yɛyɛ nti, na mmom nʼadom ara kwa. Ansa na wɔrehyɛ wiase ase no na ɔnam Kristo Yesu so kyɛɛ yɛn saa adom no, 10nanso mprempren wɔnam Agyenkwa Kristo Yesu no ba a ɔbɛba no so ada no adi akyerɛ yɛn. Kristo, yɛn Agyenkwa dii owu so nkonim, na ɔde anigyesɛm a ɛhyerɛn te sɛ kanea, na ɛma nkwa a enni awiei brɛɛ yɛn. 11Onyankopɔn ayi me sɛ ɔsomafo ne ɔkyerɛkyerɛfo sɛ menna Asɛmpa no adi. 12Ɛnam eyinom so nti na mihu saa amane yi. Nanso meda so wɔ gyidi, efisɛ minim nea mede me ho to no so no, na minim nso sɛ ɔbɛkora nea mede ahyɛ ne nsa no ama da no nso.
13So nokwasɛm a mekyerɛɛ wo no mu yiye na fa yɛ nhwɛsode, na tena gyidi ne ɔdɔ a ɛyɛ yɛn de wɔ Kristo Yesu mu no mu. 14Wɔde ademude a ɛsom bo ahyɛ wo nsa. Fa Honhom Kronkron a ɔte wo mu no mmoa bɔ ho ban.
15Sɛnea wunim no, Kristofo a wofi Asia baa ha no nyinaa aguan agya me. Figelo ne Hermogene nso ka wɔn ho.
16Awurade nhu Onesiforo fifo mmɔbɔ, efisɛ ɔhyɛɛ me nkuran mpɛn bebree. Nʼani anwu wɔ me ho sɛ mada afiase pɛn, 17na oduu Roma pɛ, na ɔbɔɔ mmɔden hwehwɛɛ me ara kosii sɛ ohuu me. 18Awurade mmoa no na da no, onya ahummɔbɔ mfi Awurade no nkyɛn! Wunim akwan ahorow a ɔfaa so boaa me wɔ Efeso.