2 Timothy Chapter 4

New Testament / Second Epistle to Timothy / Chapter 4

1-5 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Admonish, exhort, and rebuke with all longsuffering and doctrine. But the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts, they shall heap up for themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and will be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. From now on, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day, not to me only, but also to all those who love his appearing.

9-13 Do your utmost to come to me shortly. For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is beneficial to me in the ministry. And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.

14-15 Alexander the coppersmith did me very wrong. May the Lord reward him according to his works. You also be aware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

16 At my first defense, no man stood with me, but all forsook me. I pray that God will not lay it to their charge.

17-18 Despite that, the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that the preaching might be fully known through me and that all the Gentiles might hear. I was also delivered out of the mouth of the lion, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and will preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen.

19-20 Greet Prisca and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. Erastus stayed at Corinth, but Trophimus I left sick at Miletum.

21 Also, do your utmost to come before winter. Eubulus greets you and Pudens, Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace, be with you. Amen.

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