THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL
VIII. The Incentive to the Inoculator --
The Coming Reward
1 I solemnly acharge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is to 1bjudge the living and the dead, and by 2His cappearing and His dkingdom:
2 Proclaim the 1aword; 2be ready 3in season and out of season; bconvict, 4rebuke, cexhort with 5all dlong-suffering and eteaching.
3 For the 1atime will come when they will not tolerate the 2bhealthy teaching; but according to their own lusts they will heap up to themselves teachers, having 3itching ears,
4 And they will 1aturn away their ear from the 2truth and will be turned aside to 3bmyths.
5 But you, be asober in all things, bsuffer evil, do the work of an cevangelist, 1fully accomplish your 2dministry.
6 For I am already being 1apoured out, and the time of my 2bdeparture is at hand.
7 I have 1afought the good fight; I have 2bfinished the course; I have kept the cfaith.
8 Henceforth there is 1laid up for me the 2acrown of brighteousness, with which the Lord, the 3crighteous Judge, will drecompense me in 4ethat day, and not only me but also all those who have floved His 5gappearing.
IX. The Issue of the Decline --
Loving the Present Age and Doing Many Evils
9 Be diligent to acome to me quickly;
10 For aDemas has babandoned me, having 1cloved the dpresent age, and has gone to eThessalonica; Crescens to fGalatia; gTitus to 2Dalmatia.
11 aLuke alone is with me. Take bMark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for the cministry.
12 But aTychicus I have sent to bEphesus.
13 The 1cloak which I left in 2aTroas with Carpus, bring when you come, and the 3scrolls, especially the parchments.
14 aAlexander the coppersmith did many evil things to me; the Lord will brecompense him according to his works.
15 You also guard against him, for he greatly opposed our words.
16 At my first defense no one was with me to support me, but all aabandoned me. May it not be counted against them.
17 But the Lord astood with me and bempowered me that through me the cproclamation of the gospel might be fully accomplished and all the dGentiles might hear; and I was edelivered out of the 1flion's mouth.
18 The Lord will adeliver me from every evil work and will save me into bHis 1heavenly kingdom, to whom be the cglory forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and aAquila and the house of bOnesiphorus.
20 aErastus remained in bCorinth, and cTrophimus I left at 1dMiletus 2sick.
21 Be diligent to come before awinter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.
22 The Lord be with your 1aspirit. 2bGrace be with you.