Be diligent to come to me quickly;
for r Demas has forsaken me, s having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica - Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. Get t Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.
And u Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.
Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come - and the books, especially the parchments.
v Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works.
You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words.
At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. w May it not be charged against them.
x But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, y so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered z out of the mouth of the lion.
a And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. b To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their ministry, and they also took with them John whose surname was Mark.
Acts 15:37 - 39
Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark.
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him).
And Sopater of Berea accompanied him to Asia - also Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you.
Whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.
Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, and wanted to make his defense to the people.
1 Timothy 1:20
Of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin." And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
1 Corinthians 13:5
Does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.
"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.
But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel.
1 Samuel 17:37
Moreover David said, "The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine." And Saul said to David, "Go, and the LORD be with you!
Save Me from the lion's mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.
The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
2 Peter 2:9
Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment.
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
To whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.