Do your best to come to me quickly.
Demas has fallen in love with the present world and has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark, and bring him with you. He has been a big help to me in the ministry.
I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.
When you come, bring along the coat I left with Carpus in Troas. Also bring the scrolls and especially the parchments.
Alexander, the craftsman who works with metal, has really hurt me. The Lord will pay him back for what he has done.
But watch out for him, because he opposes our teaching.
No one took my side at my first court hearing. Everyone deserted me. I hope that God doesn't hold it against them!
But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that the entire message would be preached through me and so all the nations could hear it. I was also rescued from the lion's mouth!
The Lord will rescue me from every evil action and will save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and always. Amen.