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6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure 3 is at hand.

7 I have u fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith :

8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a * crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me y at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing

9 Do thy diligence to * come shortly unto me :

10 For « Demas hath forsaken me, bhaving loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

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thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. See on Acts, xiv. 6.

Rom. xvi. 4 : Who have for my life laid down their own necks. Phi. ii. 17 : Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you aly + Pai. i. 23 : I am in a strait betwixt two, having a

wesire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.

2 Pet. i. 14: Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle. u See on 1 Cor. ix. 24, 25.

Acts, xx. 24: But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.

PRO. xxiii. 23 : Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding

Rev. iii. 10: Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

* See on 1 Cor. ix. 25. y See on 2 Tim. i. 12. 2 2 Tim. i. 4: Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy.

a Col. iv. 14: Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Phile. 24 : Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers. bi John, ii. 15 : Love not the world, neither the things VOL. 111.

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

12 And5 f Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

14 6 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil : the Lord reward o him according to his works :

15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.?

16 At my first answer 8 no man stood with me, but i all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

17 "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me,

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4 useful. Pu. 5 For. Whit. A. V. 8 defence. Wi. We. Pu.

our preachings.

that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

2 Tim. i. 15: This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me.

a Col. iy. 14: Luke, the beloved physician. Phile. 24 : The words under, ver. 10.

e See on Acts, xv. 37.
f See on Acts, xx. 4.
& See on Acts, xix. 33.

h 2 Sam. iii. 39: The LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness. Ps. xxviii. 4: Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours : give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert. Rev. xviii. 6: Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works. i Mat. xxvi. 56 : Then all the disciples forsook him, and

1 Tim. i. 15 : The words under ver. 11. k Acts, vii. 60: And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.

Mat. x. 19: When they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be given you in that


and strengthened me; m 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.

18 . And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom : P to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

19 Salute 9 Prisca and Aquila, and the houshold of Onesiphorus.

20 Erastus abode at Corinth : but + Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

21 Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.

1 The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained 9 fulfilled to the utmost. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. proved to the full. Br. ried on with confidence. Dod. assured. Pu.


same hour what ye shall speak. Acts, xxiii. 11 : And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul : for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. do. xxvii. 23: For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.

m See on Acts, ix. 15.

n Ps. xxii. 21: Save me from the lion's mouth. 2 PET. ii. 9 : The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

• Ps. cxxi. 7: The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil : he shall preserve thy soul.

p See on Rom, xvi. 27. . See on Acts, xviii. 2.

r 2 Tim. i. 16: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus ; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.

s See on Acts, xix, 22.
+ See on Acts, xx. 4.
u Ver. 9.
See on 1 Thes. v. 23.


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 10 the second time.

10 Gr. Cesar Nero, or, the emperor Nero. A. V.



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