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.
1Bulus, manzon Kiristi Yesu ta wurin nufin Allah, bisa ga alkawarin rai wanda yake cikin Kiristi Yesu,
2Zuwa ga Timoti, ƙaunataccen ɗana.
Alheri, jinƙai da salama daga Allah Uba da kuma Kiristi Yesu Ubangijinmu, su kasance tare da kai.
3Na gode wa Allah wanda nake bauta wa, kamar yadda kakanni-kakannina suka yi da lamiri mai tsabta, yadda kullum dare da rana ina tuna da ku a cikin addu’o’ina. 4Sa’ad da na tuna da hawayenka, nakan yi marmarin ganinka, don in cika da farin ciki. 5An tunashe ni da sahihiyar bangaskiyarka, wadda a farko ta kasance a cikin kakarka Loyis da kuma mahaifiyarka Yunis yanzu kuwa na tabbata tana cikinka.
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6Saboda haka, ina so in faɗakar da kai, ka lura baiwan nan ta Allah, wadda take tare da kai ta wurin ɗibiya maka hannuwana. 7Gama Allah bai ba mu ruhun tsoro ba, sai dai ruhun iko, na ƙauna da kuma na kamunkai. 8Saboda haka kada ka ji kunyar ba da shaida game da Ubangijinmu, ko kuwa ka ji kunyata, ni da nake ɗan sarƙa saboda shi. Sai dai ka haɗa kai tare da ni cikin shan wahala saboda bishara ta wurin ikon Allah, 9wanda ya cece mu ya kuma kira mu ga rayuwar tsarki ba saboda wani abin da muka yi ba sai dai saboda nufinsa da kuma alherinsa. An ba mu wannan alheri cikin Kiristi Yesu tun fil azal, 10amma yanzu an bayyana ta ta wurin bayyanuwar Mai Cetonmu, Kiristi Yesu, wanda ya hallaka mutuwa ya kuma kawo rai da rashin mutuwa a sarari ta wurin bishara. 11A wannan bishara ce, aka naɗa ni mai shela da manzo da kuma malami. 12Shi ya sa nake shan wahalar da nake sha. Duk da haka ba na jin kunya, domin na san wanda na gaskata da shi, na kuma tabbata cewa yana iya kiyaye abin da na danƙa masa1.12 Ko kuwa abin da aka danƙa mini amana don wancan rana.
13Abin da ka ji daga gare ni, ka kiyaye shi kamar tsarin sahihiyar koyarwa, cikin bangaskiya da ƙauna cikin Kiristi Yesu. 14Ka kiyaye kyakkyawar ajiyan nan da aka danƙa maka amana, ka lura da ita da taimakon Ruhu Mai Tsarki wanda yake raye a cikinmu.
15Ka san cewa kowa a lardin Asiya ya juya mini baya, har da Figelus da Hermogenes.
16Bari Ubangiji yă yi wa iyalin Onesiforus jinƙai, domin sau da dama yakan wartsakar da ni, bai kuma ji kunyar sarƙoƙina ba. 17A maimakon haka ma, sa’ad da yake a Roma, ya neme ni ido a rufe sai da ya same ni. 18Bari Ubangiji yă sa yă sami jinƙai daga Ubangiji a wancan ranar! Ka sani sarai yadda ya taimake ni a hanyoyi dabam-dabam a Afisa.