Passage: 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 (RSV)

2 Timothy 3

10Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness,
11my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Ico'nium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
12Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
13while evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived.
14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
15and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
17that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 4

1I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
2preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.
3For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings,
4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.
5As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.
6For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come.
7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

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