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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


4:1 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; 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 --
4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
4:3 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; 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,
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. and indeed, from the truth the hearing they shall turn away, and to the fables they shall be turned aside.
4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. And thou -- watch in all things; suffer evil; do the work of one proclaiming good news; of thy ministration make full assurance,
4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. for I am already being poured out, and the time of my release hath arrived;
4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: the good strife I have striven, the course I have finished, the faith I have kept,
4:8 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. 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.
4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: Be diligent to come unto me quickly,
4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. for Demas forsook me, having loved the present age, and went on to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia,
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry. Lukas only is with me; Markus having taken, bring with thyself, for he is profitable to me for ministration;
4:12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. and Tychicus I sent to Ephesus;
4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. the cloak that I left in Troas with Carpus, coming, bring thou and the books -- especially the parchments.
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; may the Lord repay to him according to his works,
4:15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. of whom also do thou beware, for greatly hath he stood against our words;
4:16 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. in my first defence no one stood with me, but all forsook me, (may it not be reckoned to them!)
4:17 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 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,
4:18 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. 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.
4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Salute Prisca and Aquilas, and Onesiphorus' household;
4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. Erastus did remain in Corinth, and Trophimus I left in Miletus infirm;
4:21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren. be diligent to come before winter. Salute thee doth Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ 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.
The Lord Jesus Christ `is' with thy spirit; the grace `is' with you! Amen.