Even if it brings us suffering and trouble, we need not be ashamed to testify about our Lord. The Spirit will help us in this.

BibleGateway: 2 Timothy 1:8-14

ESV Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-14

2 Timothy 1:8–14 (Listen)

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to1 a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,2 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.3 13 Follow the pattern of the sound4 words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.


[1] 1:9 Or with

[2] 1:9 Greek before times eternal

[3] 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit

[4] 1:13 Or healthy


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. 13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 502:
Saints of God, the Dawn Is Brightening

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Saints of God, the dawn is bright’ning, 
Token of our coming Lord; 
O’er the earth the field is whit’ning; 
Louder rings the Master’s word: 
Pray for reapers, Pray for reapers, 
In the harvest of the Lord! 

2. Now, O Lord, fulfil Thy pleasure, 
Breathe upon Thy chosen band, 
And with Pentecostal measure 
Send forth reapers o’er our land, 
Faithful reapers, Faithful reapers, 
Gath’ring sheaves for Thy right hand. 

3. Soon shall end the time of weeping, 
Soon the reaping time will come, 
Heav’n and earth together keeping 
God’s eternal Harvest-home. 
Saints and angels, saints and angels, 
Shout the world’s great Harvest-home. 

Hymn: LSB 830 Spread the Reign of God the Lord