2 Timothy 4
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall
judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;||
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.||
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;||
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an
evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.||
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.||
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love his appearing.||
Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:||
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is
departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.||
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is
profitable to me for the ministry.||
And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.||
(4:14-15) God will "reward" Alexander for the "blasphemy" of disagreeing with
(See 1 Tim.1:20 and 2 Tim.2:16-18)
(4:14) "Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord
reward him according to his works."
(4:15) "Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words."
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with
thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according
to his works:
Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray
God that it may not be laid to their charge.||
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me
the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear:
and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.||
And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me
unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.||
Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.||
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.||
Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens,
and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.||
The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
- Preach the word.
- Preach the word. 4:2a
- Be instant in season and out of season.
- Be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 4:2b
- Reprove the unfruitful works of darkness.
- Reprove. 4:2c
- Rebuke with all authority.
- Rebuke. 4:2d
- Exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
- Exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 4:2e
- Watch everything.
- Watch thou in all things. 4:5a
- Partake in the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.
- Endure afflictions. 4:5b
- Be an evangelist.
- Do the work of an evangelist. 4:5c