To Timothy my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord.

[a]I thank God, (A)whom I serve from mine [b]elders with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day.

Desiring to see thee, mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy:

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  1. 2 Timothy 1:3 The chiefest mark that he shooteth at in this Epistle, is to confirm Timothy to continue constantly and manfully even to the end, setting first before him the great good will he beareth him, and then reckoning up the excellent gifts which God would as it were have to be by inheritance in Timothy, and his ancestors, which might so much the more make him bound to God.
  2. 2 Timothy 1:3 From Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: for he speaketh not of Pharisaism, but of Christianism.

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