In the New Testament, the Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy usually referred to simply as Second Timothy and often written 2 Timothy, is one of the three Pastoral Epistles traditionally attributed to Saint Paul. The three epistles are called “pastoral” because they relate to the conduct of church leaders, thought of as pastors (literal shepherds). It is traditionally considered to be the last epistle he wrote before his death. It is addressed to Timothy, a fellow missionary.
The Epistle advocates endurance as the main quality for a preacher of the gospel. As a good soldier for Jesus Christ, he is to be pure, noble, and ready to take his share of suffering. In Paul’s farewell, he describes himself as at the end of his career and awaiting the crown of righteousness.
Book of 2 Timothy: