14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
18 This charge* I commit** unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war*** a good warfare****;
(*G3852 παραγγελία paraggelia (par-an-ğe-liy’-a) n. a mandate. **G3908 παρατίθημι paratithemi (pa-ra-tiy’-thee-miy) v. set before. ***G4754 στρατεύομαι strateuomai (stra-tev’-o-mai) v. 1. to serve in a military campaign. 2. Figuratively: to execute the ambassadorship (with its arduous duties and functions). (Also, figuratively) to strategically contend with carnal inclinations. ****G4752 στρατεία strateia (stra-tei’-a) n. 1. military service. 2. (figuratively) the apostolic career (as one of hardship and danger).
“This mandate I set before you, son Timothy, based on what some prophets once said about you, that you would execute the ambassadorship of Yeshua Messiah (with its arduous duties and functions) and have a Godly apostolic career (even with its hardship and danger).”