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2 Timothy 4

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4:1 I charge `thee' in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

4:2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.

4:5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.

4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.

4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:

4:8 henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved his appearing.

4:9 Give diligence to come shortly unto me:

4:10 for Demas forsook me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for ministering.

4:12 But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus.

4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.

4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works:

4:15 of whom do thou also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.

4:16 At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account.

4:17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might me fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom `be' the glory forever and ever. Amen.

4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus.

4:20 Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick.

4:21 Give diligence to come before winter. Eubulus saluteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

4:22 The Lord be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.


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