1 I adjure thee before God, and Christ Jesus - Who is about to be judging living and dead, - both as to his forthshining and his kingdom, 2 Proclaim the word, take thy position - in season, out of season, - convince, rebuke, encourage, - with all long-suffering and teaching. 3 For there will be a season - when, the healthful teaching, they will not endure, but, according to their own covetings, will, unto themselves, heap up teachers, because they have an itching ear, 4 And, from the truth, indeed, their ear, will they turn away, while, unto stories, they will turn themselves aside. 5 But, thou, - be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do, the work, of an evangelist, thy ministry, completely fulfill;
6 For, I, already, am being poured out as a drink-offering, and, the season of my release, is at hand, - 7 The noble contest, have I contested, the race, have I finished, the faith, have I kept: 8 Henceforth, lieth by for me - the crown, of righteousness, which the Lord will render unto me in that, day, - The righteous judge, - Ye, not alone unto me, but unto all them also who have loved his forthshining.
9 Give diligence to come unto me speedily, 10 For, Demas, hath forsaken me, having loved the present age, and hath journeyed unto Thessalonica; Crescens unto Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia: 11 Luke, alone is with me. Receiving, Mark, back, bring him with thyself, for he is very useful to me for ministering; 12 and, Tychicus, have I sent unto Ephesus. 13 The cloak that I left in Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest, bring; and the scrolls, especially, the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith, of much baseness towards me, hath given proof, - the Lord will render unto him according to his works. - 15 Of whom, be, thou also, on thy guard, for he hath greatly withstood our words.
16 In my first defence, no man, came in to help me, but, all, forsook me, - unto them, may it not be reckoned! - 17 But, the Lord, stood by me, and empowered me, in order that, through me, the proclamation, might be fully made, and, all the nations, might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of a lion: - 18 The Lord will rescue me from every wicked work, and will bring me safe into his heavenly kingdom: unto whom be the glory, unto the ages of ages. Amen.
19 Salute Prisca and Aquila and the house of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus, remained in Corinth; but, Trophimus, I left at Miletus, sick. 21 Give diligence to come, before winter. There salute thee - Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and allthe brethren.