1: I do fully testify, then, before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge living and dead at his manifestation and his reign -- 2: preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching, 3: for there shall be a season when the sound teaching they will not suffer, but according to their own desires to themselves they shall heap up teachers -- itching in the hearing, 4: and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside. 5: And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance, 6: for I am already being poured out, and the time of my release hath arrived; 7: the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept, 8: henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of the righteousness that the Lord -- the Righteous Judge -- shall give to me in that day, and not only to me, but also to all those loving his manifestation. 9: Be diligent to come unto me quickly, 10: for Demas forsook me, having loved the present age, and went on to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia, 11: Lukas only is with me; Markus having taken, bring with thyself, for he is profitable to me for ministration; 12: and Tychicus I sent to Ephesus; 13: the cloak that I left in Troas with Carpus, coming, bring thou and the books -- especially the parchments. 14: Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; may the Lord repay to him according to his works, 15: of whom also do thou beware, for greatly hath he stood against our words; 16: in my first defence no one stood with me, but all forsook me, (may it not be reckoned to them!) 17: and the Lord stood by me, and did strengthen me, that through me the preaching might be fully assured, and all the nations might hear, and I was freed out of the mouth of a lion, 18: and the Lord shall free me from every evil work, and shall save [me] -- to his heavenly kingdom; to whom [is] the glory to the ages of the ages! Amen. 19: Salute Prisca and Aquilas, and Onesiphorus' household; 20: Erastus did remain in Corinth, and Trophimus I left in Miletus infirm; 21: be diligent to come before winter. Salute thee doth Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. 22: The Lord Jesus Christ [is] with thy spirit; the grace [is] with you! Amen.