American Standard Version

2 Timothy 4

He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence,

2 Timothy 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: 2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 2 Timothy 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; 2 Timothy 4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables. 2 Timothy 4:5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.

certifieth him of the nearness of his death,

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 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.

willeth him to come speedily unto him, and certain other things which he wrote for,

2 Timothy 4:9 Give diligence to come shortly unto me: 2 Timothy 4:10 for Demas forsook me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 2 Timothy 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for ministering. 2 Timothy 4:12 But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus. 2 Timothy 4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.

warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith,

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works: 2 Timothy 4:15 of whom do thou also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.

informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering,

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first defence no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account. 2 Timothy 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. 2 Timothy 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.

and soon after he concludeth.

2 Timothy 4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick. 2 Timothy 4:21 Give diligence to come before winter. Eubulus saluteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord be with thy spirit. Grace be with you.

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