1I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: (Ac 10:42; 2Th 2:8; 1Ti 5:21; 1Ti 6:13; 2Ti 2:14; 2Ti 4:8)2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (1Ti 4:13; 1Ti 5:20; Tit 1:13; Tit 2:15)3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound
1. Or healthy
 teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, (1Ti 1:10; 2Ti 3:1)4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (1Ti 1:4; 1Ti 1:6; 1Ti 6:20)5As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. (Ac 21:8; Eph 4:11; Col 4:17; 2Ti 1:8; 2Ti 2:3; 2Ti 2:9; 1Pe 1:13)6For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. (Php 1:23; Php 2:17; 2Pe 1:14)7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (Ac 20:24; 1Ti 6:12)8Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. (Ps 7:11; Col 1:5; 2Ti 1:12; Jas 1:12; 1Pe 1:4; Re 22:20)
9Do your best to come to me soon. (2Ti 1:4)10For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,
19Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. (Ac 18:2; 2Ti 1:16)20Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. (Ac 20:4; Ac 21:29)21Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.
1. Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
 (2Ti 4:9)22The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.