The Holman Christian Standard Bible

2 Timothy 4:2–4

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Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching. For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, p but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new. q They will turn away from hearing the truth and will turn aside to myths. r

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4:3 Or to hear what they want to hear; * themselves, itching in the hearing