Friday, February 5, 2021
II Timothy 4:9-22
II Timothy 4:9-22
 Do your best to come to me soon.
 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessaloni’ca; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you; for he is very useful in serving me.
 Tych’icus I have sent to Ephesus.
 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Tro’as, also the books, and above all the parchments.
 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will requite him for his deeds.
 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message.
 At my first defense no one took my part; all deserted me. May it not be charged against them!
 But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength to proclaim the message fully, that all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
 The Lord will rescue me from every evil and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
 Greet Prisca and Aq’uila, and the household of Onesiph’orus.
 Eras’tus remained at Corinth; Troph’imus I left ill at Mile’tus.
 Do your best to come before winter. Eubu’lus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.
 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.
 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught.
 The Jews marveled at it, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”
 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me;
 if any man’s will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.
 He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.
 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?”
 The people answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?”
 Jesus answered them, “I did one deed, and you all marvel at it.
 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man upon the sabbath.
 If on the sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the sabbath I made a man’s whole body well?
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