Modern Literal Version

[2 Timothy 4]

     4:1 Therefore, I am thoroughly testifying in the sight of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge the living and the dead according to his appearing and his kingdom. 4:2 Preach the word. Stand-ready opportunely and inopportunely. Reprove, rebuke and encourage in all patience and teaching. 4:3 For* the time will be coming when they will not be tolerating the sound*teaching, but having itchy ears, they will be piling up for themselves teachers according to their own lusts; 4:4 and will indeed turn their ears away from the truth and their ears will be turned aside to fables. 4:5 But you, be sober in all things, suffer evil treatment, do* the work of an evangelist, fully assure your service.

     4:6 For* I am already a drink-offering and the time of my departure stands-ready. 4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have completed the course. I have kept the faith. 4:8 Furthermore the crown of righteousness is laying up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will be giving to me in that day, and not only to me, but also to all those who have loved* his appearing.

     4:9 Be diligent to come to me shortly; 4:10 for* Demas forsook me and traveled to Thessalonica, having loved* this current age; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Having taken Mark, bring*him with yourself; for* he is useful to me *for service. 4:12 But Tychicus I sent forth to Ephesus. 4:13 Bring the coat that I left in Troas with Carpus when you come, bring it and the books, especially the parchments. 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith showed toward me many evil things. May the Lord repay to him according to his works; 4:15 whom you also, guard yourself against; for* he is exceedingly standing against our words. 4:16 No one came*together in my first defense, but all forsook me; may it not be counted against them. 4:17 But the Lord stood beside me and empowered me; in order that the preaching might be fully assured through me and in order that all the Gentiles might hear and I was rescued out of the mouth of the lion. 4:18 The Lord will be rescuing me from every evil work and will save me*for his heavenly kingdom: in whom is the glory, forevermore. Amen.

     4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila and the house of Onesiphorus. 4:20 Erastus remained in Corinth, but I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 4:21 Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus greets you and Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.

     4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ, is with your spirit. Grace is with you*. Amen.

     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

    {Paul's martyrdom at Rome. 66 AD.}

{{ Introduction to Titus 63-64 AD

    This letter was written after Paul was released from his first two-year imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28:30, 31). It was written to provide instructions and encouragement to Titus and to all men who preach the Good-news and to set in order things that are lacking in any congregation of Christ as well as to give some qualifications of elders (1Tim. 3 also). He also points out the importance of exhorting and convicting false teachers. He is stressing the necessity of teaching and preaching sound doctrine as well as to bring to mind the kindness, love, mercy, and grace of God focusing on blessings of being saved from sin, justified, redeemed, purified, God's own special people and heirs of God so the Christian can have hope. No wonder Paul described Titus as his partner and fellow worker!}

    {Paul's second imprisonment. Autumn 65 AD. Rome. Paul's Second Letter to Timothy was written.}}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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