4:1 I charge [you] in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
4:2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.
4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own desires;
4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.
4:5 But be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your service.
4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.
4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith:
4:8 from now on there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.
4:9 Be diligent to come shortly to me:
4:10 for Demas forsook me, having loved this present age, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you; for he is useful to me in [my] service.
4:12 But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus.
4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when you come, and the books, especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord will render to him according to his works:
4:15 of whom you also beware; for he greatly withstood our words.
4:16 At my first defense no one took my part, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their account.
4:17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me; that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] the glory forever and ever. Amen.
4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus stayed at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick.
4:21 Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brothers.
4:22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you+.
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