Do your best to come to me quickly,110
for Demas,2 because he loved this world,3 has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.4 Crescens has gone to Galatia,5 and Titus6 to Dalmatia.
Only Luke7 is with me.8 Get Mark9 and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry.
I sent Tychicus10 to Ephesus.1113
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,12 and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
Alexander13 the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.1415
You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.1517
But the Lord stood at my side16 and gave me strength,17 so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.18 And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.1918
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack20 and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.21 To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.22