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.