2 Timothy 4 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I solemnly call on you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge those who are living and those who are dead. I do this because Christ Jesus will come to rule [the world]. 1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:
2 Be ready to spread the word whether or not the time is right. Point out errors, warn people, and encourage them. Be very patient when you teach. 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
3 A time will come when people will not listen to accurate teachings. Instead, they will follow their own desires and surround themselves with teachers who tell them what they want to hear. 3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
4 People will refuse to listen to the truth and turn to myths. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
5 But you must keep a clear head in everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of a missionary. Devote yourself completely to your work. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 My life is coming to an end, and it is now time for me to be poured out as a sacrifice to God. 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
7 I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 The prize that shows I have God's approval is now waiting for me. The Lord, who is a fair judge, will give me that prize on that day. He will give it not only to me but also to everyone who is eagerly waiting for him to come again. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day--and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
9 Hurry to visit me soon. 9 Do your best to come to me quickly,
10 Demas has abandoned me. He fell in love with this present world and went to the city of Thessalonica. Crescens went to the province of Galatia, and Titus went to the province of Dalmatia. 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you. He is useful to me in my work. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 I'm sending Tychicus to the city of Ephesus as my representative. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 When you come, bring the warm coat I left with Carpus in the city of Troas. Also bring the scrolls and especially the parchments. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will pay him back for what he did. 14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
15 Watch out for him. He violently opposed what we said. 15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16 At my first hearing no one stood up in my defense. Everyone abandoned me. I pray that it won't be held against them. 16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.
17 However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that I could finish spreading the Good News for all the nations to hear. I was snatched out of a lion's mouth. 17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.
18 The Lord will rescue me from all harm and will take me safely to his heavenly kingdom. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Give my greetings to Prisca and Aquila and the family of Onesiphorus. 19 Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus stayed in the city of Corinth and I left Trophimus in the city of Miletus because he was sick. 20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.
21 Hurry to visit me before winter comes. Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters send you greetings. 21 Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers.
22 The Lord be with you. His good will be with all of you. 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.