I hope I have at least touch of Wm. Carey in me, the part that loved to say, “I can plow.”

In any case, here is 2 Timothy in the New Eclectic Version, leaving me just 9 books to go (but don’t tell anyone how LONG four of them are)! I praise the Lord for his faithfulness; the joy of doing this work abides, and I am truly grateful.

One might excerpt many passages from this little gem, but here is a favorite of mine that may encourage you:

For this reason, I would remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands; for God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control. Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, grace that was granted us in Christ Jesus measureless ages ago, 10 but now has been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has abolished death and brought to light both life and immortality through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a herald, an apostle, and a teacher. 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; yet I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to keep what I have entrusted to him with a view to that Day.


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