2 Timothy 4:1-7
I charge thee therefore before God, and
the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the
dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and
For the time will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and
shall be turned unto fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the
work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my
departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I
have kept the faith: