For this [gospel] I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher,a12
and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to meb until that day.
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.
This you know: all those in Asia have turned away from me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.
On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he diligently searched for me and found me.
May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from the Lord on that day. And you know how much he ministered at Ephesus.