Personal Remarks

Do your best to come to me quickly,(A) 10 for Demas,(B) because he loved this world,(C) has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.(D) Crescens has gone to Galatia,(E) and Titus(F) to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke(G) is with me.(H) Get Mark(I) and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus(J) to Ephesus.(K) 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,(L) and my scrolls, especially the parchments.

14 Alexander(M) the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.(N) 15 You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.

16 At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.(O) 17 But the Lord stood at my side(P) and gave me strength,(Q) so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.(R) And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.(S) 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack(T) and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom.(U) To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.(V)

Final Greetings

19 Greet Priscilla[a] and Aquila(W) and the household of Onesiphorus.(X) 20 Erastus(Y) stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus(Z) sick in Miletus.(AA) 21 Do your best to get here before winter.(AB) Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.[b]

22 The Lord be with your spirit.(AC) Grace be with you all.(AD)

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  1. 2 Timothy 4:19 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla
  2. 2 Timothy 4:21 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.

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