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2 Timothy 4:1-6 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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6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.

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  • a 4:19 - Greek "Prisca" , a variant of "Priscilla"
  • b 4:21 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.