4:1 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:
4:2 Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.
4:3 For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
4:4 And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
4:5 But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. Be sober.
4:6 For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
4:8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.
4:9 For Demas hath left me, loving this world, and is gone to Thessalonica:
4:10 Crescens into Galatia, Titus into Dalmatia.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
4:12 But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith hath done me much evil: the Lord will reward him according to his works:
4:15 Whom do thou also avoid, for he hath greatly withstood our words.
4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all forsook me: may it not be laid to their charge.
4:17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that by me the preaching may be accomplished, and that all the Gentiles may hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
4:18 The Lord hath delivered me from every evil work: and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:20 Erastus remained at Corinth. And Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
4:21 Make haste to come before winter Eubulus and Pudens, and Linus and Claudia, and all the brethren, salute thee.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
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