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2 Timothy 4 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I give you orders, before God and Christ Jesus, who will be the judge of the living and the dead, and by his revelation and his kingdom; 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 preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching; 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
3 For the time will come when they will not take the true teaching; but, moved by their desires, they will get for themselves a great number of teachers for the pleasure of hearing them; 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 And shutting their ears to what is true, will be turned away to belief in foolish stories. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
5 But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do. 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 For I am even now being offered, and my end is near. 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
7 I have made a good fight, I have come to the end of my journey, I have kept the faith: 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 From now on, the crown of righteousness is made ready for me, which the Lord, the upright judge, Will give to me at that day: and not only to me, but to all those who have had love for his revelation. 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 Do your best to come to me before long: 9 Do your best to come to me quickly,
10 For Demas has gone away from me, for love of this present life, and has gone to Thessalonica: Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to 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 take him with you; for he is of use to me in the work. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
12 Tychicus I sent to Ephesus. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
13 The coat which I did not take from Troas and which is with Carpus, get when you come, and the books, specially the papers. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the copper-worker did me much wrong: the Lord will give him the reward of his works: 14 Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.
15 But be on the watch for him, for he was violent in his attacks on our teaching. 15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16 At my first meeting with my judges, no one took my part, but all went away from me. May it not be put to their account. 16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.
17 But the Lord was by my side and gave me strength; so that through me the news might be given out in full measure, and all the Gentiles might give ear: and I was taken out of the mouth of the lion. 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 keep me safe from every evil work and will give me salvation in his kingdom in heaven: to whom be glory for ever and ever. So be it. 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 love to Prisca and Aquila and those of the house of Onesiphorus. 19 Greet Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus was stopping at Corinth; but Trophimus, when I last saw him was at Miletus, ill. 20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.
21 Do your best to come before the winter. Eubulus sends you his love, and Pudens and Linus and Claudia, and all the brothers. 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 your spirit. Grace be with you. 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.