2 Timothy 4:4-14 DBY

4 and they will turn away their ear from the truth, and will have turned a aside to fables.

References for 2 Timothy 4:4

    •  4:4 - Or 'will be turned aside,' or 'have turned themselves aside.' Compare 1Tim. 1.6; 5.15. Here their being already turned aside leads them to turn away their ear from the truth.
      5 But *thou*, be sober b in all things, bear evils, do [the] work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.

      References for 2 Timothy 4:5

        • ‚ 4:5 - This implies, not watching actively, nor being awake, but that sober clearness of mind resulting from exemption from false influences -- not muddled with the influence of what intoxicates. So we think of one when we say, He has a sober judgment.
          6 For *I* am already being poured out, c and the time of my release is come.

          References for 2 Timothy 4:6

            • ƒ 4:6 - This is as Phil. 2.17.
              7 I have combated the good combat, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
              8 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.
              9 Use diligence to come to me quickly;
              10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved the present age, and is gone to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
              11 Luke alone is with me. Take Mark, and bring [him] with thyself, for he is serviceable to me for ministry. d

              References for 2 Timothy 4:11

                • „ 4:11 - Diakonia: see Note, 1Cor. 4.1.
                  12 But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
                  13 The cloak which I left behind [me] in Troas at Carpus's, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.
                  14 Alexander the smith did e many evil things against me. The Lord will render to him according to his works.

                  References for 2 Timothy 4:14

                    • … 4:14 - Compare Gen. 50.15,17. Lit. 'showed me,' but we do not say 'show evil' in English, though we say 'show kindness,' referring to acts, because they show what is in the heart.