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2 Timothy 1:17

    2 Timothy 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But when he was in Rome, he went in search of me everywhere, and came to me

    Webster's Revision

    but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me

    World English Bible

    but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:17

    When he was in Rome - Onesiphorus was no doubt an Asiatic, (probably an Ephesian, see below), who had frequent business at Rome; and when he came sought out the apostle, who, it is supposed, had been confined in some close and private prison, (see the preface), so that it was with great difficulty he could find him out. This man had entertained the apostle when he was at Ephesus, and now he sought him out at Rome. Pure love feels no loads. Here was a true friend, one that sticketh closer than a brother.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 1:17

    But when he was in Rome - What was the employment of Onesiphorus is not known. It may have been that he was a merchant, and had occasion to visit Rome on business. At all events, he was at pains to search out the apostle, and his attention was the more valuable because it cost him trouble to find him. It is not everyone, even among professors of religion, who in a great and splendid city would be at the trouble to search out a Christian brother, or even a minister, who was a prisoner, and endeavor to relieve his sorrows. This man, so kind to the great apostle, will be among those to whom the Saviour will say, at the final judgment, "I was in prison, and ye came unto me;" Matthew 25:36.