4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
4:1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:

4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

4:4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
4:4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
4:5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:
4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
4:9 Be diligent to come to me quickly;

4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
4:10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica--Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.

4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
4:11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.

4:12 And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.
4:12 And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee], and the books, [but] especially the parchments.
4:13 Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come--and the books, especially the parchments.

4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:
4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.

4:15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
4:15 You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.

4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me: [I pray God] that it may not be laid to their charge.
4:16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.

4:17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
4:17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
4:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

4:20 Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
4:20 Erastus stayed in Corinth, but Trophimus I have left in Miletus sick.

4:21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.
4:21 Do your utmost to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, as well as Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brethren.

4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ [be] with thy spirit. Grace [be] with you. Amen. {[The second [epistle] unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]}
4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.