11I solemnlycharge you in the presence of God and of ChristJesus, who is to 2judge the living and the dead, and by His 3appearing and His kingdom:
2preach4the word; be ready in season and out of season; 5reprove, rebuke, exhort, with agreat6patience and instruction.
For 7the time will comewhen they will not endure8sounddoctrine; but wanting to have their earstickled, they will accumulate for themselvesteachers in accordance to their owndesires,
and 9will turnaway their ears from the truth and 10will turnaside to myths.
But you, 11be sober in allthings, 12endurehardship, do the work of an 13evangelist, fulfill your 14ministry.
For I am already being 15poured out as a drinkoffering, and the time of 16my departure has come.
717I have fought the goodfight, I have finished18the course, I have kept19the faith;
in the future there 20is laid up for me 21the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousJudge, will award to me on 22that day; and not only to me, but also to 23all who have loved His 24appearing.
925Makeeveryeffort to come to me soon;
for 26Demas, having loved27thispresentbworld, has deserted me and gone to 28Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to c29Galatia, 30Titus to Dalmatia.
1131Only32Luke is with me. Pick up 33Mark and bring him with you, 34for he is useful to me for service.
But 35Tychicus I have sent to 36Ephesus.
When you comebring the cloakwhich I left at 37Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.
1438Alexander the coppersmithdid me muchharm; 39the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorouslyopposed our dteaching.
At my firstdefensenoonesupported me, but alldeserted me; 40may it not be counted against them.
But the Lordstood with me and 41strengthened me, so that through me 42the proclamation might ebe 43fullyaccomplished, and that all44the Gentiles might hear; and I was 45rescued out of 46the lion'smouth.
The Lord will rescue me from everyevildeed, and will f47bring me safely to His 48heavenlykingdom; 49to gHim be the gloryforever and ever. Amen.
19GreetPrisca and 50Aquila, and 51the household of Onesiphorus.
2052Erastusremained at 53Corinth, but 54Trophimus I leftsick at 55Miletus.
2156Makeeveryeffort to comebefore57winter. Eubulusgreets you, alsoPudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.
2258The Lord be with your spirit. 59Grace be with you.