1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall a the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 a the word; b c in season, out of season; d, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not a sound b; but after their own c shall they heap to themselves d, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the a, and shall be turned unto b.
5 But a thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an b, c full proof of thy ministry.
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good a, I have b my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a a of b, which the Lord, the righteous c, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
10 For a hath b me, having loved this present c, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
11 Only a is with me. Take b, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the a, but especially the parchments.
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his a:
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly a our words.
16 At my first a no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their b.
17 Notwithstanding the a 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.
18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will a me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
22 The a be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.
¶The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.