2 Timothy 4:2-12 NIV

2 Preach1 the Word;2 be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke3 and encourage4--with great patience and careful instruction.

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3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.5 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.6

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4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.7

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5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship,8 do the work of an evangelist,9 discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering,10 and the time has come for my departure.11

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7 I have fought the good fight,12 I have finished the race,13 I have kept the faith.

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8 Now there is in store for me14 the crown of righteousness,15 which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day16--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.17

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Personal Remarks

9 Do your best to come to me quickly,18

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10 for Demas,19 because he loved this world,20 has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.21 Crescens has gone to Galatia,22 and Titus23 to Dalmatia.

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11 Only Luke24 is with me.25 Get Mark26 and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.

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12 I sent Tychicus27 to Ephesus.28

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