2 Timothy 1:8; 2 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 2:3; 2 Timothy 2:9; 2 Timothy 3:11–12; 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Timothy 4:14–18

Therefore qdo not be ashamed of rthe testimony about our Lord, nor of sme his prisoner, but tshare in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,


12 ewhich is why I suffer as I do. But fI am not ashamed, for gI know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until hthat day iwhat has been entrusted to me.1


bShare in suffering as ca good soldier of Christ Jesus.


kfor which I am suffering, lbound with chains as a criminal. But mthe word of God is not bound!


11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me qat Antioch, rat Iconium, and sat Lystrawhich persecutions I endured; yet tfrom them all uthe Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed, all who desire to vlive a godly life in Christ Jesus wwill be persecuted,


As for you, qalways be sober-minded, rendure suffering, do the work of san evangelist, tfulfill your ministry.


14 lAlexander the coppersmith did me great harm; mthe Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. nMay it not be charged against them! 17 But othe Lord stood by me and pstrengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and qall the Gentiles might hear it. So rI was rescued sfrom the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. tTo him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.