Coverdale Bible

2 Timothy 4

He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence,

2 Timothy 4:1 I testifye therfore before God & before the LORDE Iesu Christ, which shal come to iudge the lyuynge and the deed, at his appearynge in his kyngdome: 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach thou the worde, be feruent, be it in season or out of season: Improue, rebuke, exhorte with all longe sufferynge and doctryne. 2 Timothy 4:3 For the tyme wil come, whan they shal not suffre wholsome doctryne, but after their awne lustes shal they (whose eares ytche) get them an heape of teachers, 2 Timothy 4:4 and shal turne their eares from the trueth, and shalbe geuen vnto fables. 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all thinges, suffre aduersite, do the worke of a preacher of the Gospell, fulfyll thine office vnto the vttemost.

certifieth him of the nearness of his death,

2 Timothy 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the tyme of my departinge is at honde. 2 Timothy 4:7 I haue foughte a good fighte: I haue fulfylled the course: I haue kepte the faith. 2 Timothy 4:8 From hence forth there is layed vp for me a crowne of righteousnes, which the LORDE the righteous iudge shal geue me in yt daye: Howbeit not vnto me onely, but vnto all them that loue his comynge.

willeth him to come speedily unto him, and certain other things which he wrote for,

2 Timothy 4:9 Make spede to come vnto me atonce. 2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath lefte me, and loueth this present worlde, and is departed vnto Tessalonica, Crescens in to Galacia, Titus vnto Dalmacia, 2 Timothy 4:11 Onely Lucas is with me. Take Marke, & brynge him with the: for he is profitable vnto me to the mynistracion. 2 Timothy 4:12 Tichicus haue I sent to Ephesus. 2 Timothy 4:13 The cloke that I lefte at Troada with Carpus brynge with the whan thou commest: and the bokes, but specially the parchemet.

warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith,

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexader the coppersmyth dyd me moch euell, the LORDE rewarde him acordynge to his dedes, 2 Timothy 4:15 of whom be thou ware also. For he withstode oure wordes sore.

informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering,

2 Timothy 4:16 In my first answerynge no man assisted me, but all forsoke me. I praye God that it be not layed to their charges. 2 Timothy 4:17 Notwitstondynge the LORDE stode by me, & stregthed me, that by me the preachinge shulde be fulfylled to the vttemost, and that all the Heythe shulde heare. And I was delyuered out of the mouth of the lyon. 2 Timothy 4:18 And the LORDE shal delyuer me from all euell doynge, and shal kepe me vnto his heauenly kyngdome. To whom be prayse for euer and euer, Amen.

and soon after he concludeth.

2 Timothy 4:19 Salute Prisca and Aquila, and ye houssholde of Onesiphorus. 2 Timothy 4:20 Erastus abode at Corinthum. But Trophimus left I sicke at Miletu. 2 Timothy 4:21 Make spede to come before wynter. Eubolus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren salute the. 2 Timothy 4:22 The LORDE Iesus Christ be with thy sprete. Grace be with you, Amen.

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