Friends, please take what I've written most seriously. I've kept this as brief as possible; I haven't piled on a lot of extras.
You'll be glad to know that Timothy has been let out of prison. If he leaves soon, I'll come with him and get to see you myself.
Say hello to your pastoral leaders and all the congregations. Everyone here in Italy wants to be remembered to you.
Grace be with you, every one.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)