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II Timothy 1

1 Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus through [the] will of God according to the promise of zoe-life1 [which is] in Christ Jesus, 2 to Timothy, agape-beloved son, grace, mercy, peace from God [the] father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

3 I have grace for God, to whom I minister from [my] parents with [a] clean conscience, as I have unceasing remembrance concerning you in my entreaties night and day, 4 longing to see you, remembering your tears, in order that I be filled with joy, 5 remembering the unhypocritical faith in you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and your mother Eunike, and I ma persuaded that [it is] in you. 6 For this reason I remind you, be rekindling the gift2 of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God did not give to us [a] spirit of cowardice, but of ability and agape-love and moderation. 8 You should not be ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord nor of me his prisoner, but co-suffer for the good-news according to the ability of God, 9 of the [one] having saved us and having called us with [an] holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own plan and grace, the [one] given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, 10 but is now manifested through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus, having nullified death and having brought zoe-life1 and incorruption to light through the good-news, 11 to which I am appointed herald and apostle and teacher3, 12 for which reason I also suffer these [things] but I am not ashamed, for I know in whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep my deposit to that day. 13 Be holding to the pattern of sound words which you heard from me in belief and agape-love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good [thing] deposited [with you] through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. 15 You know this, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, of whom are Phugelus and Heromogens; 10 may the Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and he was not ashamed of my bonds, 17 but coming to be in Rome he earnestly sought and found me— 18 may the Lord give to him to be finding mercy from the Lord in that day—and as many as served in Ephesus, you know very well.

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

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3Compare Matt.23:8