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.
1Nwoma yi firi Paulo a ɔyɛ Kristo Yesu ɔsomafoɔ no nkyɛn. Onyankopɔn ankasa na ɔfrɛɛ me sɛ ɔsomafoɔ, sɛ menkɔbɔ nkwa a ɔnam Kristo Yesu so de baeɛ no ho dawuro.
2Mede kɔma me dɔba Timoteo:
Adom, mmɔborɔhunu ne asomdwoeɛ mfiri Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Kristo Yesu nka wo.
3Meda Onyankopɔn a mede adwene mu fann som no sɛdeɛ me mpanimfoɔ yɛeɛ no ase. Daa, anadwo ne awia, mekae wo wɔ me mpaeɛbɔ mu. 4Mekae wo nisuteɛ ɛberɛ a yɛredi mpaapaemu no a, ɛma mʼani gyina wo. Enti sɛ mehunu wo bio a mʼani bɛgye. 5Mekae gyidie a emu yɛ den a na wowɔ, gyidie a ɛfirii aseɛ firii wo nana Lois ne wo maame Eunike mu no, na megye di sɛ woda so kura saa gyidie no a emu yɛ den no ara mu.
6Yei enti merebɔ wo nkaeɛ sɛ kae akyɛdeɛ a ɛberɛ a mede me nsa guu wo so no Onyankopɔn de maa wo no. 7Ɛfiri sɛ, Honhom a Onyankopɔn de maa yɛn no mma yɛnyɛ ahufoɔ; na mmom, Honhom no ma yɛn tumi, ɔdɔ ne ahohyɛsoɔ. 8Mma wʼani nnwu Awurade adansedie, ne me a meyɛ ne deduani ho. Na sɛ ɔhaw bi to wo Asɛmpa no ka ho a, gyina pintinn wɔ ahoɔden a Onyankopɔn de ama wo no mu. 9Ɔgyee yɛn nkwa frɛɛ yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛyɛ ne dea. Ɛnyɛ biribi pa bi a yɛayɛ enti, na mmom, ɛyɛ nʼadom ara kwa. Ansa na wɔrehyɛ ewiase ase no na ɔnam Kristo Yesu so kyɛɛ yɛn saa adom no, 10na seesei, ɔnam Agyenkwa Kristo Yesu ba a ɔbɛba no so ada biribiara adi akyerɛ yɛn. Kristo, yɛn Agyenkwa dii owuo so nkonim, na ɔde anigyesɛm a ɛhyerɛn te sɛ kanea na ɛma nkwa a ɛnni awieeɛ brɛɛ yɛn. 11Onyankopɔn ayi me sɛ ɔsomafoɔ ne ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ sɛ menna Asɛmpa no adi. 12Ɛnam yeinom so enti na mehunu saa amaneɛ yi. Nanso, meda so wɔ gyidie, ɛfiri sɛ, menim deɛ mede me ho to no so no, na menim nso sɛ ɔbɛkora deɛ mede ahyɛ ne nsa no ama da no nso.
13Sɔ nokwasɛm a mekyerɛɛ wo no mu yie, na fa yɛ nhwɛsodeɛ, na tena gyidie ne ɔdɔ a ɛyɛ yɛn dea wɔ Kristo Yesu mu no. 14Wɔde ademudeɛ a ɛsom bo ahyɛ wo nsa. Fa Honhom Kronkron a ɔte wo mu no mmoa bɔ ho ban.
15Sɛdeɛ wonim no, Akristofoɔ a wɔfiri Asia baa ha no nyinaa adwane agya me. Figelo ne Hermogene nso ka wɔn ho.
16Awurade nhunu Onesiforo fiefoɔ mmɔbɔ ɛfiri sɛ, ɔhyɛɛ me nkuran mpɛn bebree. Nʼani anwu wɔ me ho sɛ mada afiase pɛn, 17na ɔduruu Roma ara pɛ, ɔbɔɔ mmɔden hwehwɛɛ me ara kɔsii sɛ ɔhunuu me. 18Awurade mmoa no na da no ɔnnya ahummɔborɔ mfiri Awurade no nkyɛn! Wonim akwan ahodoɔ a ɔfaa so boaa me wɔ Efeso.