3 I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my cforefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, 4 greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy, 5 when I call to remembrance dthe 2genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and eyour mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you fto stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For gGod has not given us a spirit of fear, hbut of power and of love and of a sound mind.
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