“Preach the Word”
1 aI solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to bjudge the living and the dead, and by His cappearing and His kingdom:
2 preach athe word; be ready in season and out of season; breprove, rebuke, exhort, with 1great cpatience and instruction.
3 For athe time will come when they will not endure bsound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4 and awill turn away their ears from the truth and bwill turn aside to myths.
5 But you, abe sober in all things, bendure hardship, do the work of an cevangelist, fulfill your dministry.
6 For I am already being apoured out as a drink offering, and the time of bmy departure has come.
7 aI have fought the good fight, I have finished bthe course, I have kept cthe faith;
8 in the future there ais laid up for me bthe crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on cthat day; and not only to me, but also to dall who have loved His eappearing.