v1 This letter is from me, Paul. God, who saves us, has sent me to be a special worker and teacher on Christ Jesusí behalf. Christ Jesus, who causes us to hope certainly for great things, has also sent me. v2 I am writing to you, Timothy. You are like my own child because, like me, you believe Christ. I pray that God the Father and Christ Jesus our *Lord will be very kind and very good to you. I pray that they will cause you to be without trouble inside yourself.