2 Timothy 4:3-13 NIV

3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.1 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.2

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4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.3

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5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship,4 do the work of an evangelist,5 discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering,6 and the time has come for my departure.7

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7 I have fought the good fight,8 I have finished the race,9 I have kept the faith.

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8 Now there is in store for me10 the crown of righteousness,11 which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day12--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.13

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Personal Remarks

9 Do your best to come to me quickly,14

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10 for Demas,15 because he loved this world,16 has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.17 Crescens has gone to Galatia,18 and Titus19 to Dalmatia.

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11 Only Luke20 is with me.21 Get Mark22 and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.

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12 I sent Tychicus23 to Ephesus.24

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13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,25 and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

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