Alexander the metal-worker showed bitter hostility towards me: the Lord will requite him according to his doings.
You also should beware of him; for he has violently opposed our preaching.
At my first defence I had no one at my side, but all deserted me. May it not be laid to their charge.
The Lord, however, stood by me and filled me with inward strength, that through me the Message might be fully proclaimed and that all the Gentiles might hear it; and I was rescued from the lion's jaws.
The Lord will deliver me from every cruel attack and will keep me safe in preparation for His heavenly Kingdom. To Him be the glory until the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
Erastus stayed in Corinth; Trophimus I left behind me at Miletus, ill.
Make an effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.
The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.