I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His Kingdom:
preach the Word; be instant in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts.
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned toward fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me on that Day -- and not to me only, but unto all those also who love His appearing.