I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who is to judge the living and the dead,
and by His appearing and His kingdom:
2 preach the word;
in season and out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort,
with [a]great patience
3 For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but wanting to have their ears tickled,
they will accumulate
teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth
and will turn aside to myths.
5 But you,
be sober in all things,
do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 8 in the future there is laid up 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 loved His appearing.
– 2 Timothy 4:1-8