1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Now there is in store 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 longed for his appearing.
9Do your best to come to me quickly, 10for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
14Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done. 15You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message.
16At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them. 17But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. 18The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
19Greet Priscilla4:19 Greek Prisca, a variant of Priscilla and Aquila and the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus. 21Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.4:21 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
22The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.
1Pamaso pa Mulungu ndi pamaso pa Khristu Yesu, amene adzaweruza amoyo ndi akufa omwe pamene adzaonekera ndi ufumu wake, ndikukulamula kuti: 2Lalikira Mawu; khala wokonzeka pa nthawi yake, ngakhale pamene si pa nthawi yake. Konza zolakwa zawo, dzudzula ndipo limbikitsa moleza mtima kwambiri ndi malangizo osamalitsa. 3Pakuti idzafika nthawi imene anthu adzakana chiphunzitso choona. Mʼmalo mwake, chifukwa chokhumba kumva zowakomera zokha, adzasonkhanitsa aphunzitsi ambiri omawawuza zimene iwo akufuna kumva. 4Sadzafuna kumva choona koma adzafuna kumva nthano chabe. 5Koma iwe, khala tcheru nthawi zonse, pirira mʼzovuta, gwira ntchito ya mlaliki, gwira ntchito zonse za utumiki wako.
6Pakuti moyo wanga wayamba kale kuthiridwa ngati nsembe, ndipo nthawi yakwana yoti ndinyamuke ulendo wanga. 7Ndamenya nkhondo yabwino, ndatsiriza bwino mpikisano wa liwiro ndipo ndasunga chikhulupiriro. 8Tsopano mphotho yanga ikundidikira imene ndi chipewa cha chilungamo, imene Ambuye, woweruza wolungama, adzandipatsa pa tsiku lijalo, osati ine ndekha komanso onse amene akufunitsitsa kubwera kwake.
Ndemanga ya Paulo
9Uyesetse kubwera kuno msanga. 10Paja Dema anandisiya chifukwa chokonda dziko lapansi lino, ndipo anapita ku Tesalonika. Kresike anapita ku Galatiya ndipo Tito anapita ku Dalimatiya. 11Ndatsala ndi Luka yekha basi. Mutenge Marko ndipo ubwere naye kuno, chifukwa amandithandiza mu utumiki wanga. 12Ndatumiza Tukiko ku Efeso. 13Pobwera, unditengere chofunda pamwamba chimene ndinachisiya kwa Kupro ku Trowa. Unditengerenso mabuku anga, makamaka aja azikopawa.
14Alekisandro, mmisiri wa zitsulo anandichitira zoyipa kwambiri. Ambuye adzamubwezera pa zimene anachita. 15Iwenso ukhale naye tcheru chifukwa anatsutsa kwambiri uthenga wathu.
16Podziteteza koyamba pa mlandu wanga, panalibe ndi mmodzi yemwe amene anandithandiza, koma aliyense anandithawa. Mulungu awakhululukire. 17Koma Ambuye anayima nane limodzi, ndipo anandipatsa mphamvu, kuti kudzera mwa ine, uthenga ulalikidwe kwambiri, ndikuti anthu a mitundu ina amve. Ndipo ndinalanditsidwa mʼkamwa mwa mkango. 18Ambuye adzandilanditsa ku chilichonse chofuna kundichita choyipa ndipo adzandisamalira bwino mpaka kundilowetsa chonse mu ufumu wake wakumwamba. Kwa Iye kukhale ulemerero mpaka muyaya.
19Pereka moni kwa Prisila ndi Akura pamodzi ndi banja lonse la Onesiforo. 20Erasto anatsalira ku Korinto. Trofimo ndinamusiya akudwala ku Mileto. 21Uyesetse kubwera kuno nthawi yozizira isanafike. Eubulo akupereka moni, ndiponso Pude, Lino, Klaudiya ndi abale onse nawonso akupereka moni.
22Ambuye akhale ndi mzimu wako. Chisomo chikhale ndi inu nonse.