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The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy

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2Timothy 4

1Therefore, I strongly urge [you] before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the One being about to be judging [the] living and [the] dead at His appearing and His kingdom. 2Preach the word! Be ready in season [and] out of season [fig., whether the time is favorable or not], convict, rebuke, [and] encourage, with all patience and teaching. 3For there will be a time when they themselves will not put up with sound teaching, but according to their own lusts they will heap up teachers to themselves, itching in the ear [fig., craving to hear what they want to hear], 4and on the one hand they will turn away the ear from the truth, on the other hand they will be turned aside to myths. 5But you, be sober [or, clear-headed] in all [things]; endure hardship; do the work of an evangelist; completely fulfill your ministry.

6For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has arrived. 7I have fought the good fight; I have finished the course [or, race]; I have kept the faith. 8Finally, [there] is laid up for me the victor’s wreath [or, crown] of righteousness which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will give to me in that Day, but not only to me, but also to all the ones having loved His appearing.

9Be eager [or, diligent] to come to me quickly. 10For Demas abandoned me, having loved the present age, and traveled to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me. Having picked up Mark, be bringing [him] with yourself, for he is useful to me for ministry [or, service]. [cp. Acts 15:36-40] 12But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus. 13When you come, bring the cloak which I left in Troas with Carpus, and the scrolls, especially the parchments.

14Alexander the coppersmith showed to me many evils [fig., did me much harm]. May the Lord repay him according to his works, 15whom you also [must] be guarding yourself against, for he greatly stood up against [or, resisted] our words.

16At my first defense no one stood with [or, supported] me, but all abandoned me. May it not be counted against them! 17But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation shall be completely fulfilled and all the nations shall hear, and I was rescued out of [the] mouth of a lion. 18And the Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will save [or, preserve] [me] for His heavenly kingdom, to whom [be] the glory into the ages of the ages! [fig., forever and ever!] So be it!

19Greet Prisca [i.e., Priscilla] and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus stayed in Corinth, but I left Trophimus sick in Miletus [cp. Gal 4:13; Phil 2:25-27; 1Tim 5:23; i.e., Paul and his companions experienced sicknesses]. 21Be eager [or, diligent] to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers [and sisters].

22The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Grace [be] with you*! So be it!

Scripture taken from the Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible: Third Edition.
Copyright 2007 by Gary F. Zeolla of Darkness to Light ministry (www.zeolla.org/christian).
Previously copyrighted 1999, 2001, 2005 by Gary F. Zeolla.

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