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.
Make every effort to come to me soon,
for Demas has deserted me, because he loved this present world, and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you, for he is useful to me in the ministry.
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
When you come, bring the cloak I left in Troas with Carpus, as well as the scrolls, especially the parchments.
Alexander the coppersmith did great harm to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works.
Watch out for him yourself, because he strongly opposed our words.
At my first defense, no one came to my assistance, but everyone deserted me. May it not be counted against them.