1I charge [youi] therefore before God-The Father, and the Lord - Kurios [he to whom a person belongs] Yeshua [God is Salvation] Moshiach [Messiah], who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke (reprimand; strongly warn; restrain), exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3For 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;
4And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5But watch youi in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of youri ministry.
6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:
8From this time forth (from now on) there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord - Kurios, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
9Do youi diligence to come shortly unto me:
10For Demas [governor of the people] has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica [victory of falsity]; Crescens [growing] to Galatia [land of the Galli, Gauls, A Celt], Titus [nurse] unto Dalmatia [a priestly robe].
11Only Luke [light-giving] is with me. Take Mark [a defense], and bring him with youi: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12And Tychicus [fateful] have I sent to Ephesus [permitted].
13The cloak that I left at Troas (Trojan) [penetrated] with Carpus [fruit], when youi come, bring [with youi], and the books, [but] especially the parchments.
14Alexander [one who assists men] the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord - Kurios reward him according to his works:
15Of whom be youi ware also; for he has greatly withstood our words.
16At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God-The Father] that it may not be laid to their charge.
17Yet the Lord - Kurios stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Goyim [Gentiles] might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18And the Lord - Kurios shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory forever and ever. Amen.
19Salute Prisca [ancient] and Aquila [an eagle], and the household of Onesiphorus [bringing profit].
20Erastus [beloved] abode at Corinth [satiated]: but Trophimus [nutritious] have I left at Miletum [pure white fine wool] sick.
21Do youi diligence to come before winter. Eubulus [prudent] greets youi, and Pudens [modest], and Linus [a net], and Claudia [lame], and all the brethren.
22The Lord - Kurios [he to whom a person belongs] Yeshua [God is Salvation] Moshiach [Messiah] [be] with youri spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen. <The second [Epistle (important or formal letter)] unto Timothy [honoring God], ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians [permitted], was written from Rome [strength], when Sha’ul [desired] was brought before Nero [brave] the second time.>