Personal Concerns

(A)Make every effort to come to me soon; 10 for (B)Demas, having loved (C)this present [a]world, has deserted me and gone to (D)Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to [b](E)Galatia, (F)Titus to Dalmatia. 11 (G)Only (H)Luke is with me. Take along (I)Mark and bring him with you, (J)for he is useful to me for service. 12 But I have sent (K)Tychicus to (L)Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the overcoat which I left at (M)Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 14 (N)Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; (O)the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Be on guard against him yourself too, for he vigorously opposed our [c]teaching.

16 At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; (P)may it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and (Q)strengthened me, so that through me (R)the proclamation might [d]be (S)fully accomplished, and that all (T)the Gentiles might hear; and I was (U)rescued out of (V)the lion’s mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will [e](W)bring me safely to His (X)heavenly kingdom; (Y)to [f]Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 4:10 Or age
  2. 2 Timothy 4:10 One early ms Gaul
  3. 2 Timothy 4:15 Lit words
  4. 2 Timothy 4:17 Or be fulfilled
  5. 2 Timothy 4:18 Or save me for
  6. 2 Timothy 4:18 Lit Whom

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