4:1 I charge thee, therefore, before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom:
4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts, shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith;
4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me;
4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; he is profitable to me for the ministry.
4:12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander, the coppersmith, did me much evil; the Lord reward him according to his works,
4:15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me; [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.
4:17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all Gentiles might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth; but Trophimus have I left at Miletus sick.
4:21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
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