2 Timothy 4
He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence,
2 Timothy 4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts will they multiply to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Timothy 4:4 And they will turn away [their] ears from the truth, and will be turned to fables. 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
certifieth him of the nearness of his death,
2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing.
willeth him to come speedily unto him, and certain other things which he wrote for,
2 Timothy 4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly to me: 2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and hath departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 2 Timothy 4:11 Luke only is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. 2 Timothy 4:12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. 2 Timothy 4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee], and the books, [but] especially the parchments.
warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith,
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the copper-smith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 2 Timothy 4:15 Of whom be thou aware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering,
2 Timothy 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. 2 Timothy 4:17 Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] to his heavenly kingdom; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
and soon after he concludeth.
2 Timothy 4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I have left at Miletum sick. 2 Timothy 4:21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 2 Timothy 4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen.