2 Timothy 4
1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the
living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
2 Preach the Word. Be ready in season and out of season. Convict, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to
their own lusts, desiring to hear pleasant things, they will heap up for themselves
4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to myths.
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
8 Hereafter, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the
righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all the ones
loving His appearing.
9 Endeavor to come to me quickly;
10 for Demas has deserted me, having loved this present world, and has departed for
Thessalonica; Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for
12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come; and the books,
especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil. The Lord render to him according to
15 You also be on guard against him, for he has greatly opposed our words.
16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all deserted me. May it not be
reckoned against them.
17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the preaching of the
message might be fulfilled through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. And I was
delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and keep me safe for His Heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.
21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus,
Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.