||Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, in accord with the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
||to Timothy, most beloved son. Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
||I give thanks to God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a pure conscience. For without ceasing I hold the remembrance of you in my prayers, night and day,
||desiring to see you, recalling your tears so as to be filled with joy,
||calling to mind the same faith, which is in you unfeigned, which also first dwelt in your grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and also, I am certain, in you.
||Because of this, I admonish you to revive the grace of God, which is in you by the imposition of my hands.
||For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of virtue, and of love, and of self-restraint.
||And so, do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, his prisoner. Instead, collaborate with the Gospel in accord with the virtue of God,