THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO
A solemn charge to preach the gospel in a day of apostasy—Paul and all saints assured of exaltation.
I charge thee
therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall ajudge
the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
the word; bbe cinstant
in season, out of season; dreprove
, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not aendure
; but after their own clusts
shall they heap to themselves dteachers
, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their
ears from the atruth
, and shall be turned unto bfables
thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an bevangelist
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 afight
, I have bfinished my
course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a acrown
, which the Lord, the righteous cjudge
, 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:
me, having loved this present cworld
, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
is with me. Take bMark
, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee,
and the abooks
especially the parchments.
Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his aworks
Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly awithstood
At my first aanswer
no man stood with me, but all men
forsook me: I pray God
that it may not be laid to their bcharge
Notwithstanding the aLord
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 apreserve 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.
Jesus Christ be
with thy spirit. Grace be
with you. Amen.