to Timothy, my dear child. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Timothy’s Spiritual Heritage

I am thankful[a] to God, whom I have served with a clear conscience as my ancestors did[b], when I remember you constantly[c] in my prayers night and day, longing to see you as I[d] remember your tears, so that I may be filled with joy,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 1:3 Literally “I have thankfulness”
  2. 2 Timothy 1:3 Literally “from ancestors”
  3. 2 Timothy 1:3 Literally “I have remembrance concerning you constantly”
  4. 2 Timothy 1:4 Here “as” is supplied as a component of the participle (“remember”) which is understood as temporal

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