2 Timothy 4:1-5 NIV

A Final Charge to Timothy

1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:

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2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

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3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

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4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

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5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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