Paul’s Final Words
Timothy, please come as soon as you can. Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to
Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you when
you come, for he will be helpful to me in my ministry. I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, be sure to bring the coat
I left with Carpus at Troas. Also bring my books, and especially my papers.
Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm, but the Lord will judge him for what he has done. Be careful of him, for he
fought against everything we said.
The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against
them. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the
Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will
bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.