Ken at Ken’s Thoughts shares how accurately he thinks the ESV translates 2 Timothy 2:1:
The original language is clear in this verse, that the very first thing we must realize is that we must be empowered and strengthened by the grace that is in Christ if we are to be effective servants….
So, what does the ESV have to say?
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,”
Exactly what Paul said.
Ken also makes a good case for comparing several translations to get a fuller sense of a verse’s meaning.