Aug 21, 2023
9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For
Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to
Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with
you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12
Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring
the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and
above all the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith
did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds.
15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our
message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by
me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!
17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that
through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the
Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.
18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and
bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory
forever and ever. Amen.
19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers. 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
Key Words: Come, Deserted, Books, Rescued,
Keystone Verse: The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Timothy 4:18)