2 Timothy 4

“Preach the Word”

a I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to b judge the living and the dead, and by His c appearing and His kingdom: preach d the word; be ready in season and out of season; e reprove, rebuke, exhort, with
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great g patience and instruction.
For h the time will come when they will not endure i sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and j will turn away their ears from the truth and k will turn aside to myths. But you, l be sober in all things, m endure hardship, do the work of an n evangelist, fulfill your o ministry.

For I am already being p poured out as a drink offering, and the time of q my departure has come. r I have fought the good fight, I have finished s the course, I have kept t the faith; in the future there u is laid up for me v the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on w that day; and not only to me, but also to x all who have loved His y appearing.

Personal Concerns

z Make every effort to come to me soon; 10 for aa Demas, having loved ab this present
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world, has deserted me and gone to ad Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to
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af Galatia, ag Titus to Dalmatia.
11  ah Only ai Luke is with me. Pick up aj Mark and bring him with you, ak for he is useful to me for service. 12 But al Tychicus I have sent to am Ephesus. 13 When you come bring the cloak which I left at an Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 14  ao Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; ap the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our
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16 At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; ar may it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and as strengthened me, so that through me at the proclamation might
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be av fully accomplished, and that all aw the Gentiles might hear; and I was ax rescued out of ay the lion’s mouth.
18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will
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ba bring me safely to His bb heavenly kingdom; bc to
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Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

19 Greet Prisca and be Aquila, and bf the household of Onesiphorus. 20  bg Erastus remained at bh Corinth, but bi Trophimus I left sick at bj Miletus. 21  bk Make every effort to come before bl winter. Eubulus greets you, also Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.

22  bm The Lord be with your spirit. bn Grace be with you.
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