Yes, they will stop listening to the truth, but will turn aside to follow myths.
But you, remain steady in every situation, endure suffering, do the work that a proclaimer of the Good News should, and do everything your service to God requires.
For as for me, I am already being poured out on the altar; yes, the time for my departure has arrived.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
All that awaits me now is the crown of righteousness which the Lord, "the Righteous Judge," will award to me on that Day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for him to appear.
Do your best to come to me soon.
For Demas, because he has fallen in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone off to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia; Titus has gone to Dalmatia -
only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, because he is a very useful helper in my work.
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
When you come, bring the coat which I left with Carpus in Troas, also the scrolls and especially the parchments.
Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm; the Lord will render to him according to his works;c