and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned a aside to fables.
But *thou*, be sober b in all things, bear evils, do [the] work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
For *I* am already being poured out, c and the time of my release is come.
I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Henceforth the crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will render to me in that day; but not only to me, but also to all who love his appearing.
Use diligence to come to me quickly;
for Demas has forsaken me, having loved the present age, and is gone to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
Luke alone is with me. Take Mark, and bring [him] with thyself, for he is serviceable to me for ministry. d12
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
The cloak which I left behind [me] in Troas at Carpus's, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.
Alexander the smith did e many evil things against me. The Lord will render to him according to his works.