2 Timothy 4
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Preach the Word

1I charge thee therefore before God, and before the Lorde Iesus Christ, which shall iudge the quicke and dead at that his appearing, and in his kingdome, 2Preach the worde: be instant, in season and out of season: improue, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3For the time will come, when they will not suffer wholesome doctrine: but hauing their eares itching, shal after their owne lustes get them an heape of teachers, 4And shall turne their eares from the trueth, and shalbe giuen vnto fables. 5But watch thou in all thinges: suffer aduersitie: doe the worke of an Euangelist: cause thy ministerie to be throughly liked of.

6For I am nowe readie to be offered, and the time of my departing is at hand. 7I haue fought a good fight, and haue finished my course: I haue kept the faith. 8For hence foorth is laide vp for me the crowne of righteousnesse, which the Lorde the righteous iudge shall giue me at that day: and not to me onely, but vnto all them also that loue that his appearing.

Personal Concerns

9Make speede to come vnto me at once: 10For Demas hath forsaken me, and hath embraced this present world, & is departed vnto Thessalonica. Crescens is gone to Galatia, Titus vnto Dalmatia. 11Onely Luke is with me. Take Marke and bring him with thee: for he is profitable vnto me to minister. 12And Tychicus haue I sent to Ephesus. 13The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou commest, bring with thee, and the bookes, but specially the parchments. 14Alexander the coppersmith hath done me much euill: the Lorde rewarde him according to his workes. 15Of whome be thou ware also: for he withstoode our preaching sore.

The Lord Remains Faithful

16At my first answering no man assisted me, but all forsooke me: I pray God, that it may not be laide to their charge. 17Notwithstanding the Lord assisted me, and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully beleeued, and that al the Gentiles should heare: and I was deliuered out of the mouth of the lion. 18And the Lorde will deliuer me from euery euil worke, and will preserue me vnto his heauenly kingdome: to whome be praise for euer and euer, Amen.

Final Greetings
(Ephesians 6:21–24; Philippians 4:21–23)

19Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the householde of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus abode at Corinthus: Trophimus I left at Miletum sicke. 21Make speede to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, & Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

22The Lorde Iesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you, Amen. The second Epistle writte from Rome vnto Timotheus, the first Bishop elected of the Church of Ephesus, when Paul was presented the second time before the Emperour Nero.

Geneva Bible of 1587

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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