2 Timothy 4
He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence,
2 Timothy 4:1 I testifye therfore before God, & before the Lord Iesu Christe, which shall iudge quycke and deade in hys appearyng in his kyngedome, 2 Timothy 4:2 preache the word, be feruent, be it in season or out of season. Improue, rebuke, exhorte, wyth all long suffering and doctryne. 2 Timothy 4:3 For the tyme wyll come, when they wyll not suffer wholsome doctryne: but after theyr owne lustes shall they (whose eares ytch) get them an heape of teachers, 2 Timothy 4:4 & shal turne theyr eares from the trueth, and shalbe geuen vnto fables. 2 Timothy 4:5 But watche thou in all thynges, and suffre aduersitye and do þe work of an Euangelist, fulfyll thyne offyce vnto þe vtmost.
certifieth him of the nearness of his death,
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the tyme of my departynge is at hande. 2 Timothy 4:7 I haue fought a good fyght, and haue fulfylled my course, and haue kepte the fayth. 2 Timothy 4:8 From henceforth is layde vp for me a croune of ryghtuousnes which the Lorde that is a ryghtuous iudge shall geue me at that daye: not to me only, but vnto all them that loue hys comynge.
willeth him to come speedily unto him, and certain other things which he wrote for,
2 Timothy 4:9 Make spede to come vnto me at once. 2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath left me & hath loued this present worlde, and is departed into Thessalonica. Crescens is gone to Galacia, & Titus vnto Dalmacea. 2 Timothy 4:11 Onelye Lucas is wyth me. Take Marke and brynge hym wyth the for he is necessarye vnto me, for to minister. 2 Timothy 4:12 And Tichicus haue I sent to Ephesus. 2 Timothy 4:13 The cloke that I lefte at Troada wyth Carpus, when thou comest, bryng wyth the, and the bokes but specially the partchement.
warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith,
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmyth dyd me muche euyll, the Lorde rewarde him, according to hys dedes, 2 Timothy 4:15 of whom be thou ware also. For he wythstode our preachyng sore.
informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering,
2 Timothy 4:16 At my fyrste aunsweryng, no man assisted me, but all forsoke me. I praye God that it maye not be layed to theyr charges: 2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstandynge the Lord assisted me, & strenghthed me, that by me the preachynge shoulde be fulfylled to the vttermoste, and that al the Gentyles shoulde heare. And I was delyuered out of the mouth of the Lyon. 2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall delyuer me from all euyll doynge, and shall kepe me to his heauenly kyngdome. To whom be prayse for euer and euer, Amen.
and soon after he concludeth.
2 Timothy 4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the housholde of Onesiphorus. 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus abode at Corinthum. Trophimos I lefte at Myletum sycke. 2 Timothy 4:21 Make spede to come before wynter. Eubolus greteth the, and Pudens, and Linus, & Claudia, and all the brethren. 2 Timothy 4:22 The Lorde Iesus Christ be with thy spyryte. Grace be with you. Amen.