And of this gospel1 I was appointed2 a herald and an apostle and a teacher.312
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed,4 because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard5 what I have entrusted to him for that day.613
What you heard from me,7 keep8 as the pattern9 of sound teaching,10 with faith and love in Christ Jesus.1114
Guard12 the good deposit that was entrusted to you--guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.1315
You know that everyone in the province of Asia14 has deserted me,15 including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus,16 because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed17 of my chains.1817
On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.
May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day!19 You know very well in how many ways he helped me20 in Ephesus.21