2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

2 Timothy 4:6 NABRE

For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand.
NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition
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2 Timothy 4:7 NABRE

I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.
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2 Timothy 4:8 NABRE

From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance. Paul’s Loneliness.
NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition
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2 Timothy 4:16 NABRE

At my first defense no one appeared on my behalf, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them!
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2 Timothy 4:17 NABRE

But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the proclamation might be completed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition
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2 Timothy 4:18 NABRE

The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greeting.
NABRE: New American Bible, revised edition
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