2 Timothy 4:1-22, NLT
2 Timothy 4
1I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom:
3For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
5But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.
6As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near.
Paul’s Final Words
9Timothy, please come as soon as you can.
14Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm, but the Lord will judge him for what he has done.
16The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them.
Paul’s Final Greetings
19Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila and those living in the household of Onesiphorus.
21Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus sends you greetings, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers and sisters.*4:21 Greek brothers.
22May the Lord be with your spirit. And may his grace be with all of you.