Thomson(i) 1 I therefore charge thee in the presence of the God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge living and dead at his glorious appearance and reign, 2 proclaim the word; be intent thereon, in season and out of season; convince, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For a time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine: But when they have an itch of hearing they will, according to their own desires, heap up for themselves teachers, 4 who will turn their attention from the truth, and they will be turned aside to fables. 5 Be thou therefore watchful on all occasions. Endure hardships: perform the work of a publisher of the glad tidings. Discharge thy ministerial office completely. 6 For I am now about to be poured out as a libation; and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have maintained the good combat. I have finished the course; I have kept the faith. 8 As to what remaineth, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, not only to me, but to all who have loved his glorious appearance. 9 Use all diligence to come to me quickly. 10 For Demas, from a love for this world, hath forsaken me, and is gone to Thessalonica; Crescens, to Galatia; Titus, to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Take Mark and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for attendance, 12 as I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When thou comest, bring the cloak which I left with Carpus at Troas, and the books, especially the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith hath lodged many false accusations against me. Let the Lord reward him according to his works: 15 Be thou on thy guard against him, for he greatly withstood our words. 16 At my first defence no one attended; but all forsook me. May this not be charged to their account! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, that the proclamation might be made completely by me, and that all the nations might hear it. And I was delivered out of the mouth of a lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory, for the ages of the ages. Amen. 19 Salute Priscas and Aquilas, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus staid at Corinth; and I left Trophimus sick at Miletus. 21 Endeavour to come to me before winter. Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren, salute thee. 22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. The favour be with you. Amen.