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.