1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2To Timothy, my dear son:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
Appeal for Loyalty to Paul and the Gospel
6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
13What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Examples of Disloyalty and Loyalty
15You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
16May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. 17On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 18May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.
11:1 a 2Ko 1:1 b Bef 3:6; 1Ti 6:19Nze, Pawulo, omutume wa Kristo Yesu olw’okwagala kwa Katonda, ng’okusuubiza bwe kuli okw’obulamu obuli mu Kristo Yesu, 21:2 a Bik 16:1 b 1Ti 1:2nkuwandiikira ggwe Timoseewo omwana wange omwagalwa, nga nkwagaliza ekisa n’okusaasirwa, n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe, ne Kristo Yesu Mukama waffe.
31:3 a Bar 1:8 b Bar 1:10Neebaza Katonda gwe mpeereza mu mwoyo omulungi nga bajjajjange bwe baakola, nga nkujjukira obutayosa mu kusaba kwange emisana n’ekiro. 41:4 a Bik 20:37 b 2Ti 4:9Bwe nzijukira amaziga go ne neegomba okukulaba ndyoke nzijule essanyu. 51:5 a 1Ti 1:5 b Bik 16:1Nzijukira okukkiriza kwo okw’amazima olubereberye okwali mu jjajjaawo Looyi ne mukadde wo Ewuniike; era nga nkakasiza ddala nga naawe okulina. 61:6 1Ti 4:14Kyenva nkujjukiza okuseesanga ekirabo kya Katonda ekiri mu ggwe kye yakuwa, bwe nakussaako emikono gyange. 71:7 Bar 8:15Kubanga Mwoyo wa Katonda, gwe yatuwa tatufuula bati, wabula atuwa amaanyi, n’okwagala era n’okwegendereza.
81:8 a Mak 8:38; Bar 1:16 b Bef 3:1 c 2Ti 2:3, 9; 4:5Noolwekyo tokwatibwa nsonyi kwogera ku bya Mukama waffe, wadde ku nze omusibe we, wabula naawe bonaabona olw’Enjiri ng’oyambibwa amaanyi ga Katonda, 91:9 Bar 8:28eyatulokola n’atuyita tubeere babe. Ekyo yakikola nga tasinziira ku bikolwa byaffe, wabula ng’asinziira mu kuyitibwa okutukuvu, si ng’ebikolwa byaffe bwe biri, naye olw’ekigendererwa kye ye, n’ekisa kye, kye yatukwatirwa ng’ayita mu Kristo Yesu okuva edda n’edda Lyonna. 101:10 a Bef 1:9 b 1Ko 15:26, 54Kaakano ekisa ekyo kyolesebbwa mu kulabika kw’Omulokozi waffe Kristo Yesu eyaggyawo okufa, n’aleeta obulamu obutazikirizibwa ng’ayita mu Njiri, 111:11 1Ti 2:7gye nalonderwa okugisaasaanya, n’okuba omutume, era omuyigiriza, 121:12 a 1Ti 6:20 b nny 18era kyenva mbonaabona bwe ntyo. Kyokka sikwatibwa nsonyi, kubanga mmanyi gwe nakkiriza, era nkakasa nti ayinza okukuuma ekyo kye namuteresa okutuusa olunaku luli.
131:13 a Tit 1:9 b 1Ti 1:14Gobereranga ebigambo ebireeta obulamu bye wawulira njogera, mu kukkiriza ne mu kwagala mu Kristo Yesu. 141:14 Bar 8:9Ekintu ekirungi eky’omuwendo kye wateresebwa kikuumenga ng’oyambibwa Mwoyo Mutukuvu abeera mu ffe.
151:15 2Ti 4:10, 11, 16Kino okimanyi, ng’ab’omu Asiya bonna banjabulira, mu abo mwe muli Fugero ne Kerumogene.
161:16 2Ti 4:19Mukama akwatirwe ekisa ab’omu nnyumba ya Onesifolo, kubanga yambeesabeesa emirundi mingi era teyankwatirwa nsonyi kubanga ndi musibe; 17bwe yatuuka e Ruumi, yafuba nnyo okunnoonya era n’anzuula. 181:18 Beb 6:10Mukama amukwatirwe ekisa ku lunaku luli. Era gw’omanyi bulungi nnyo byonna bye yakola mu Efeso.