Preach the Word
1 # ch. 2:14; 1 Tim. 5:21; 6:13 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, #See Acts 10:42 who is to judge the living and the dead, and by #ver. 8; See 2 Thess. 2:8his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; #1 Tim. 5:20; Titus 1:13; 2:15 reprove, rebuke, and #1 Tim. 4:13exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3#ch. 3:1 For the time is coming when people will not endure #See 1 Tim. 1:10sound#4:3 Or healthy teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4and #See 1 Tim. 6:20 will turn away from listening to the truth and #See 1 Tim. 1:4, 6wander off into myths. 5As for you, #1 Pet. 1:13 always be sober-minded, #ch. 1:8; 2:3, 9 endure suffering, do the work of #Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11 an evangelist, #Col. 4:17fulfill your ministry.
6For #Phil. 2:17 I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my #Phil. 1:23; [2 Pet. 1:14]departure has come. 7#See 1 Tim. 6:12 I have fought the good fight, #Acts 20:24I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Henceforth there is #Col. 1:5; 1 Pet. 1:4 laid up for me #See James 1:12 the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, #Ps. 7:11 the righteous judge, will award to me on #ch. 1:12 that day, and not only to me but also to all #[Rev. 22:20]who have loved his appearing.
9 # ch. 1:4 Do your best to come to me soon. 10For #Col. 4:14; Philem. 24 Demas, #See 1 John 2:15 in love with #1 Tim. 6:17; Titus 2:12 this present world, #[ch. 1:15] has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,#4:10 Some manuscripts Gaul #[Titus 3:12]Titus to Dalmatia. 11#[See ver. 10 above] Luke alone is with me. Get #See Acts 12:12Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12#Acts 20:4; Eph. 6:21; Col. 4:7; Titus 3:12Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. 14#See 1 Tim. 1:20 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; #Ps. 62:12; Prov. 24:12; [Neh. 6:14; 13:29; Ps. 28:4; Rev. 18:6]the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. #[Acts 7:60]May it not be charged against them! 17But #Acts 23:11; 27:23; [Matt. 10:19] the Lord stood by me and #See 1 Tim. 1:12 strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and #See Acts 9:15 all the Gentiles might hear it. So #ch. 3:11 I was rescued #Ps. 22:21; [1 Sam. 17:37]from the lion’s mouth. 18The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. #See Rom. 11:36To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
19Greet #See Acts 18:2 Prisca and Aquila, and #ch. 1:16the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left #Acts 20:4; 21:29Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21#ver. 9Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.#4:21 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
22The Lord be #Gal. 6:18; Philem. 25 with your spirit. #See Col. 4:18Grace be with you.#4:22 The Greek for you is plural