The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The Second Epistle of the Blessed Apostle Paul to Timothy
Chapter 4
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I adjure thee in the sight of God, and of Jesus Christ, who is to be the judge of living and dead, in the name of his coming, and of his kingdom,
preach the word, dwelling upon it continually, welcome or unwelcome; bring home wrong-doing, comfort the waverer, rebuke the sinner, with all the patience of a teacher.
The time will surely come, when men will grow tired of sound doctrine, always itching to hear something fresh; and so they will provide themselves with a continuous succession of new teachers, as the whim takes them,
turning a deaf ear to the truth, bestowing their attention on fables instead.
It is for thee to be on the watch, to accept every hardship, to employ thyself in preaching the gospel, and perform every duty of thy office, keeping a sober mind.
As for me, my blood already flows in sacrifice; the time has nearly come when I can go free.
I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have redeemed my pledge;
I look forward to the prize that is waiting for me, the prize I have earned. The Lord, the judge whose award never goes amiss, will grant it to me when that day comes; to me, yes, and all those who have learned to welcome his appearing.

Make haste, and come quickly to me.
Demas has fallen in love with this present world; he has deserted me, and gone to Thessalonica.
Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia,
and Luke is my only companion. Join company with Mark, and bring him here with thee; he can help me with the exercise of his ministry
now that I have sent Tychicus away to Ephesus.
When thou comest, bring with thee the cloak which I left in Carpus’ hands at Troas; the books, too, and above all the rolls of parchment.
I have had much ill usage from Alexander, the coppersmith. As for what he has done, the Lord will judge him for it;
only do thou, too, be on thy guard against him; he has been a great enemy to our preaching.
At my first trial, no one stood by me; I was deserted by everybody; may it be forgiven them.
But the Lord was at my side; he endowed me with strength, so that through me the preaching of the gospel might attain its full scope, and all the Gentiles might hear it; thus I was brought safely out of the jaws of the lion.
Yes, the Lord has preserved me from every assault of evil; he will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom; glory be to him through endless ages, Amen.

My greetings to Prisca and Aquila, and to the household of Onesiphorus.
Erastus has stayed on at Corinth; Trophimus fell ill, and I left him behind at Miletus.
Make haste, and come to me before winter. Eubulus and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren send thee their greeting.
The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you, Amen.