2 Timothy 4:6
New International Version
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near.

New Living Translation
As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near.

English Standard Version
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

Berean Study Bible
For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Berean Literal Bible
For already I am being poured out, and the time of my departure is come.

New American Standard Bible
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

King James Bible
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close.

Contemporary English Version
Now the time has come for me to die. My life is like a drink offering being poured out on the altar.

Good News Translation
As for me, the hour has come for me to be sacrificed; the time is here for me to leave this life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close.

International Standard Version
I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for my departure has come.

NET Bible
For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand.

New Heart English Bible
For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For now I am offered as a sacrifice and the time of release has arrived.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My life is coming to an end, and it is now time for me to be poured out as a sacrifice to God.

New American Standard 1977
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my release is at hand.

King James 2000 Bible
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

American King James Version
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

American Standard Version
For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.

Darby Bible Translation
For I am already being poured out, and the time of my release is come.

English Revised Version
For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

Weymouth New Testament
I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand.

World English Bible
For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

Young's Literal Translation
for I am already being poured out, and the time of my release hath arrived;
Study Bible
Preach the Word
5But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.…
Cross References
Philippians 1:23
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.

Philippians 2:17
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.

2 Peter 1:14
since I know that it will soon be laid aside, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.

Treasury of Scripture

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I am.

Philippians 2:17
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

and.

Genesis 48:21
And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Genesis 50:24
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Numbers 27:12-17
And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel…







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

I {am}
Ἐγὼ (Egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

already
ἤδη (ēdē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2235: Already; now at length, now after all this waiting. Apparently from e and de; even now.

being poured out like a drink offering,
σπένδομαι (spendomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4689: To pour out as a libation. Apparently a primary verb; to pour out as a libation, i.e. to devote.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

time
καιρὸς (kairos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2540: Fitting season, season, opportunity, occasion, time. Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, i.e. Set or proper time.

of
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

departure
ἀναλύσεώς (analyseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 359: From analuo; departure.

is at hand.
ἐφέστηκεν (ephestēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2186: To stand by, be urgent, befall one (as of evil), be at hand, impend. From epi and histemi; to stand upon, i.e. Be present.
(6) For I am now ready to be offered.--What, in the Philippian Epistle (Philippians 2:17), was alluded to as a contingency likely enough to happen here is spoken of as something which was then absolutely taking place. In his first imprisonment at Rome St. Paul looked on to a martyr's death as probable. In his second captivity at Rome he writes of the martyrdom as already beginning. The more accurate, as well as the more forcible, translation would be, For I am already being offered. The Greek word rendered "I am being offered," points to the drink offering of wine which, among the Jews, accompanied the sacrifice. Among the heathen this wine was commonly poured upon the burning victims--the allusion here is to St. Paul's bloody death. So convinced was he that the dread moment for him was at hand, that as he thus speaks he feels as though it was even then taking place, and sees--in his present suffering, in his harsh treatment--the beginning of that martyrdom in which his life-blood would be poured out. But he would not allow Timothy or the many Christians who revered and loved him to be dismayed by his sufferings or shocked at his painful death. He would show them, by his calm, triumphant language, that to him death was no terror, but only the appointed passage to glory. So he speaks of his life-blood being shed, under the well-known peaceful image of the wine poured out over the sacrifice, the drink offering, the sweet savour unto the Lord. (See Numbers 15:1-10; compare John 12:24, where the Master of St. Paul, too, speaks of His approaching death of agony and shame also under a quiet, homely image.)

And the time of my departure is at hand.--"My departure:" that is. "from life," from this world to another. The moment of my death, so long looked for, is now close at hand, is all but here. The Greek word rendered "departure," among other meanings, signifies the raising of the ship's anchor and the loosing of the cables by which the vessel was hindered from proceeding on her destined voyage.

Verse 6. - Already being offered for now ready to be offered, A.V.; come for at hand. A.V. I am already being offered. The ἐγώ is emphatic, in contrast with the σύ of ver. 5: "Thou, who hast still life before thee, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. I can do so no longer, for my martyrdom has already commenced, and my end is close at hand. Thou must take my place in the great conflict." Am... being offered (σπένδομαι); am being poured out, as the drink offering, or libation, is poured out. St. Paul uses the same figure in Philippians 2:17, where he couples it with the sacrifice and service (or offering up) of the faith of the Philippians by himself as the priest, and looks upon the pouring out of his own life as the completion of that sacrifice (see Ellicott on Philippians). "The libation always formed the conclusion of the sacrifice, and so the apostle's martyrdom closed his apostolic service" (Huther), which had been a continual sacrifice, in which he had been the ministering priest (Romans 15:16). So that the use of σπένδομαι here exactly agrees with that in Philippians 2:17. "My sacrificial work," St. Paul says," being now finished and ended, I am performing the last solemn act, the pouring out of my own life in martyrdom, to which I shall pass out of the prison where I now am." The time of my departure (τῆς ἐμῆς ἀναλύσεως). The word is found nowhere else in the New Testament, but St. Paul uses the verb ἀναλῦσαι, "to depart," in Philippians 1:23, where, the verb being in the active voice, the metaphor clearly is from weighing anchor, as in common use in classical Greek; hence simply "to depart." The classical use of ἀνάλυσις rather favours the sense, either of" release" or of " dissolution." But St. Paul's use of ἀναλύω in Philippians 1:23, and the frequent use of the same verb in the LXX. and by Josephus, in the sense of "to depart," favours the rendering of ἀνάλυσις by "departure," as in the A.V. and R.V. Is come; rather, is at hand (ἐφέστηκε); the same verb as ἐπίστηθι in ver. 2. (On the difference between ἐνέστηκε ("is come") and ἐφέστηκε ("is at hand"), see Alford on 2 Thessalonians 2:2, and comp. Acts 22:20.) 4:6-8 The blood of the martyrs, though not a sacrifice of atonement, yet was a sacrifice of acknowledgment to the grace of God and his truth. Death to a good man, is his release from the imprisonment of this world, and his departure to the enjoyments of another world. As a Christian, and a minister, Paul had kept the faith, kept the doctrines of the gospel. What comfort will it afford, to be able to speak in this manner toward the end of our days! The crown of believers is a crown of righteousness, purchased by the righteousness of Christ. Believers have it not at present, yet it is sure, for it is laid up for them. The believer, amidst poverty, pain, sickness, and the agonies of death, may rejoice; but if the duties of a man's place and station are neglected, his evidence of interest in Christ will be darkened, and uncertainty and distress may be expected to cloud and harass his last hours.
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