Bible: 2 Timothy 4:5-18
Travel Plans and Concluding Greetings
4:9 Make every effort to come to me soon. 4:10 For Demas deserted me, since he loved 5 the present age, and he went to Thessalonica. 6 Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia. 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is a great help 7 to me in ministry. 8 4:12 Now I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 9 4:13 When you come, bring with you the cloak I left in Troas with Carpas and the scrolls, especially the parchments. 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me a great deal of harm. 10 The Lord will repay him in keeping with his deeds. 11 4:15 You be on guard against him 12 too, because he vehemently opposed our words. 4:16 At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me – may they not be held accountable for it. 4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message 13 would be fully proclaimed 14 for all the Gentiles to hear. And so I was delivered from the lion’s mouth! 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely 15 into his heavenly kingdom. To him 16 be glory for ever and ever! 17 Amen.