For I am already being 1poured out as a drinkoffering, and the time of 2my departure has come.
73I have fought the goodfight, I have finished4the course, I have kept5the faith;
in the future there 6is laid up for me 7the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousJudge, will award to me on 8that day; and not only to me, but also to 9all who have loved His 10appearing.
911Makeeveryeffort to come to me soon;
for 12Demas, having loved13thispresentaworld, has deserted me and gone to 14Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to b15Galatia, 16Titus to Dalmatia.
1117Only18Luke is with me. Pick up 19Mark and bring him with you, 20for he is useful to me for service.
But 21Tychicus I have sent to 22Ephesus.
When you comebring the cloakwhich I left at 23Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.
1424Alexander the coppersmithdid me muchharm; 25the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorouslyopposed our cteaching.
At my firstdefensenoonesupported me, but alldeserted me; 26may it not be counted against them.
But the Lordstood with me and 27strengthened me, so that through me 28the proclamation might dbe 29fullyaccomplished, and that all30the Gentiles might hear; and I was 31rescued out of 32the lion'smouth.
The Lord will rescue me from everyevildeed, and will e33bring me safely to His 34heavenlykingdom; 35to fHim be the gloryforever and ever. Amen.