2 Timothy 1:2
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New International Version
To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

New Living Translation
I am writing to Timothy, my dear son. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

English Standard Version
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Berean Study Bible
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To Timothy, my dearly loved son. Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

International Standard Version
To: Timothy, my dear child. May grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Messiah Jesus our Lord be yours!

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

New Heart English Bible
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To beloved son Timotheus: Grace, love and peace from God The Father and from our Lord Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To Timothy, my dear child. Good will, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

New American Standard 1977
to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
to Timothy, dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace of God the Father and of Christ Jesus our Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

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

American Standard Version
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To Timothy my dearly beloved son, grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus our Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
to Timotheus, [my] beloved child: grace, mercy, peace, from God [the] Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord.

English Revised Version
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Webster's Bible Translation
To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
To Timothy my dearly-loved child. May grace, mercy and peace be granted to you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

World English Bible
to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Young's Literal Translation
to Timotheus, beloved child: Grace, kindness, peace, from God the Father, and Christ Jesus our Lord!
Study Bible
Paul's Greeting to Timothy
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my forefathers, as I constantly remember you night and day in my prayers.…
Cross References
Acts 16:1
Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where he found a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman and a Greek father.

Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church.

1 Timothy 1:2
To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Timothy 2:1
You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Titus 1:4
To Titus, my true child in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Titus 2:13
as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Timothy. See on

1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from …

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: …

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and …

Grace. See on

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

(2) To Timothy, my dearly beloved son.--More accurately, (my) beloved son. The words used in the address of the First Epistle were "my own son" (??????? ??????). The change in the words was probably owing to St. Paul's feeling that, in spite of his earnest request for Timothy to come to him with all speed, these lines were in reality his farewell to his trusted friend and more than son, hence the loving word.

Grace, mercy, and peace . . .--See Notes on 1Timothy 1:2.

Verse 2. - Beloved child for dearly beloved son, A.V.; peace for and peace, A.V. My beloved child. In 1 Timothy 1:2 (as in Titus 1:4) it is "my true child," or "my own son," A.V. The idea broached by some commentators, that this variation in expression marks some change in St. Paul's confidence in Timothy, seems utterly unfounded. The exhortations to boldness and courage which follow were the natural results of the danger in which St. Paul's own life was, and the depression of spirits caused by the desertion of many friends (2 Timothy 4:10-16). St. Paul, too, knew that the time was close at hand when Timothy, still young, would no longer have him to lean upon and look up to, and therefore would prepare him for it; and possibly he may have seen some symptoms of weakness in Timothy's character, which made him anxious, as appears, indeed, in the course of this Epistle. Grace, etc. (so 1 Timothy 1:2; Titus 1:4, A.V.; 2 John 3). Jude has "mercy, peace, and love." The salutation in Ephesians 1:2 is "grace and peace," as also in Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3, and elsewhere in St. Paul's Epistles, and in Revelation 1:4. To Timothy, my dearly beloved son,.... Not in a natural, but in a spiritual sense; and not on account of his being an instrument of his conversion, but by reason of that instruction in the doctrines of the Gospel which he gave him, it being usual to call disciples children; and he calls him so, because as a son, he, being young in years, served with him, and under him, as a father, in the Gospel of Christ; for whom he had a very great affection, on account of his having been a companion with him in his travels, and very useful to him in the ministry, and because of his singular and eminent gifts, great grace, religion, and holiness: Grace, mercy, and peace, &c. See Gill on 1 Timothy 1:2. 2. my dearly beloved son—In 1Ti 1:2, and Tit 1:4, written at an earlier period than this Epistle, the expression used is in the Greek, "my genuine son." Alford sees in the change of expression an intimation of an altered tone as to Timothy, more of mere love, and less of confidence, as though Paul saw m him a want of firmness, whence arose the need of his stirring up afresh the faith and grace in Him (2Ti 1:6). But this seems to me not justified by the Greek word agapetos, which implies the attachment of reasoning and choice, on the ground of merit in the one "beloved," not of merely instinctive love. See Trench [Greek Synonyms of the New Testament].1:1-5 The promise of eternal life to believers in Christ Jesus, is the leading subject of ministers who are employed according to the will of God. The blessings here named, are the best we can ask for our beloved friends, that they may have peace with God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Whatever good we do, God must have the glory. True believers have in every age the same religion as to substance. Their faith is unfeigned; it will stand the trial, and it dwells in them as a living principle. Thus pious women may take encouragement from the success of Lois and Eunice with Timothy, who proved so excellent and useful a minister. Some of the most worthy and valuable ministers the church of Christ has been favoured with, have had to bless God for early religious impressions made upon their minds by the teaching of their mothers or other female relatives.
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