6 I'm already being poured out like a sacrifice to God, and the time of my death is near.
7 I have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.
8 At last the champion's wreath that is awarded for righteousness is waiting for me. The Lord, who is the righteous judge, is going to give it to me on that day. He's giving it not only to me but also to all those who have set their heart on waiting for his appearance.