1: I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2: preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching. 3: For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; 4: and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables. 5: But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry. 6: For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. 7: I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. 8: From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me at that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing. 9: Be diligent to come to me soon, 10: for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11: Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministering. 12: But I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13: Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments. 14: Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works, 15: of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words. 16: At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them. 17: But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18: And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me for his heavenly kingdom; to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 19: Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus. 20: Erastus remained at Corinth, but I left Trophimus at Miletus sick. 21: Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus salutes you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers. 22: The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.