1[1-] From Paul, a follower of Yeshua the Christ by the will of God, for the promise of life which is in Christ Yeshua, To Timothy, a dearly loved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from Yahweh God and Christ Yeshua our Christ. I thank God, whom I serve with a good conscience as my ancestors did, that I’ve always remembered you in my prayers, both night and day. When I think of your tears, I greatly hope to to see you, that I can be joyful; When I remember the heartfelt faith that is in you, which lived first in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunice; and I am convinced that it’s in you also. I want to help you remember so that you’ll awaken the gift of God, which is in you from the time I laid my hands on you. God has given us the spirit of self-control, of good mental health, and of love, and not a spirit of fear. So don’t be ashamed to speak of our Christ, nor of me the prisoner of Christ: but share in the troubles of the New Word for the power of God; Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not for what we’ve done, but for God’s own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Yeshua before the creation of the world. This is now made known by the appearing of our Savior, Yeshua the Christ, who has put an end to death, and has brought everlasting life to light through the New Word. I am chosen to be a great preacher, a follower, and a teacher of the other peoples, for which I also suffer. But I’m not ashamed because I know who I believe in, and am convinced that God is able to keep what I’ve trusted Christ in until that day. Hold on to what you’ve heard from me as an example of good teachings in the faith and love which is in Christ Yeshua. Keep that good thing which was trusted in to you by the Holy Spirit which lives in us. You know that all those who are in Asia have turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. God give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus because they often awakened my spirit, and wasn’t ashamed of my being locked up. He searched hard for me until he found me when he came to Rome. God grant him to the gift of mercy in that day: you know very well how many times he ministered to me at Ephesus.
2[1-14] So, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Yeshua. And the things that you’ve heard from me among many witnesses, you entrust the same to faithful ones, who will be able to teach others also. Keep on going, even in troubles, as a good fighter of Yeshua the Christ. No one who fights gets themselves mixed up with the pleasures of this life; so that they can please the One who has chosen them to be a fighter. And if someone wins a race, aren’t they awarded a winner’s crown, if they follow the rules. Also the farmer that works hard is the first one to get a share of the crops. Consider what I say; and God will give you understanding in everything. Remember that Yeshua the Christ, from the line of David, was raised from the dead according to the New Word. I suffer troubles because of this, even to the point of my being locked up as an evil doer; but the Word of God isn’t locked away. So I keep on going through everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they can also be saved in Christ Yeshua with everlasting victory. Here’s a faithful saying: If we die with Christ, we’ll also live with Christ: If we suffer, we’ll also reign with the Christ: if we disown the Christ, the Christ will also disown us: If we don’t believe, still the Christ is faithful, who can’t disown the Christ’s own self. Help them remember this, telling them before God, not to argue about words, which is to no good, but only to the weakening of those who hear.
[15-26] Study, to show yourself that you’re approved by God, a worker who need not be ashamed, correctly understanding the Word of Truth. But ignore ungodly and meaningless talk because it only brings more ungodliness. The words of Hymenaeus and Philetus eat away like a cancer; Who have left the truth, saying that the new life has already come; and have overcome the faith of some. But the foundation of God stands true, having this seal, “God knows those who belong to Christ. And “Let everyone that names the Name of Christ stop sinning.” But in a great house there aren’t just bowls of gold and of silver, but also of wood and clay; and some for more graceful purposes, and some for disgraceful purposes. So if a person cleanses themself from disgraceful uses, they’ll be like a graceful bowl, set apart, right for the owner’s use, and made to do good things. Run quickly away from the wants of youth: but follow after goodness, faith, love, peace, along with those who call on God out of a pure heart. But ignore stupid questions about things that haven’t been taught, knowing that they only make arguments. The worker of God must not argue; but be gentle to everyone, able to teach, patient in evil times, teaching those who are against themselves in gentleness; in case God gives them a changed life in coming to know the truth; And that they can get themselves out of the trap of the devil, who are taken captive at Satan’s will.
3 Know this also, that many dangers will come in the last days. Human beings will be lovers of their own selves, greedy for money, full of themselves, proud, speaking evil, disobedient to parents, unthankful, ungodly, without love, breaking peace, liars, without self-control, abusers, haters of what’s good, spies, impulsive, self-righteous, lovers of fun more than lovers of God; Appearing to be godly, but not having the power of godliness: Turn away from everything like this. It’s this kind of people that sneak into homes, holding captive, and misleading those who are unlearned in the New Word, who have many sins, and are led away by all the things they want. They always want to learn something new, but never accept the knowledge of the truth. Now just as Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses, so do these also fight against the truth: having ruined minds, unacceptable in the faith. As theirs was also, these will go no further because their stupidity will be made known to everyone. But you’ve fully know all my teachings, kind of life, purpose, faith, willpower, love, patience. You know the discriminations I suffered through and my troubles, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra: but God brought me out of them all. Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Yeshua will suffer discrimination. But evil people and deceivers will grow worse and worse, lying, and being misled. But keep the things which you’ve learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you’ve learned them; And that you’ve known the holy Words from your childhood, which are able to save you and make you wise through faith which is in Christ Yeshua. Every part of the Word is breathed by God, and is good for teaching, for discipline, for correction, for teaching good behavior, so that the people of God can be complete, carefully trained to do what’s right.
4 [1-8] So I tell you before God, and Yeshua the Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at the Christ’s appearing and reign; Preach the Word; be ready at any time; convict, correct, and encourage with great patience and good teachings. The time will come when people won’t keep on living by godly principles; but they’ll take to themselves teachers, who teach them what they want to hear; And they won’t listen to the truth, but will turn to make believe stories. Watch in everything, keep on going in your troubles, do the work of one who tells others the New Word, giving full proof of your ministry. I’m ready now to be offered up, and the time for me to leave is here. I’ve fought a good fight, I’ve finished my race, I’ve kept the faith: Now a crown of goodness is waiting for me, which the God who judges those who do good, will give me at that time: and not just to me, but also to all those who wait for the Christ’s appearing.
[9-18] Do your best to come to me shortly, because Demas has left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me, now. Take Mark, and bring him with you because he’s of use to me in the ministry. Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. Bring with you the coat that I left at Troas with Carpus, when you come, along with the books, but especially the parchments. Alexander, the metalworker, did me very wrong: God will repay him for what he’s done: Whom you should beware of also because he has greatly fought against our words. At my first defense, I stood alone, no one coming to my defense: I pray God won’t hold it against them. But Christ stood with me, and gave me strength; that by me the New Word might be fully known, and that all the other peoples might hear: and I was taken out of the mouth of the lion. And God will deliver me from every evil work, and will bring me safely to the Christ’s heavenly country. Let Christ be known forever and ever. So be it!
[19-22] Say hello to Prisca and Aquila, and the family of Onesiphorus. Erastus stayed at Corinth: but Trophimus I have left at Miletum sick. Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus says hello to you, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the Christians. May Yeshua the Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. So be it!