Before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom, I solemnly charge you:
proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will accumulate teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.a4
They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths.
But as for you, keep a clear head about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
In the future, there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.