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2 Timothy 4:9

    2 Timothy 4:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Do your diligence to come shortly to me:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Give diligence to come shortly unto me:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do your best to come to me before long:

    Webster's Revision

    Give diligence to come shortly unto me:

    World English Bible

    Be diligent to come to me soon,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Timothy 4:9

    Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me - He appears to have wished Timothy to be present at his death, that he might have his faith confirmed by seeing how a Christian could die; and, as he had but a short time to live, he begs Timothy to hasten his visit, and particularly so as he had scarcely now any companions.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Timothy 4:9

    Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me - As soon as possible. Timothy had been Paul's traveling companion, and was his intimate friend. The apostle was now nearly forsaken, and was about to pass through severe trials. It is not certainly known for what purpose he wished him to come to him, but perhaps he desired to give him some parting counsels; perhaps he wished him to be near him when he died. It is evident from this that he did not regard him as the prelatical "bishop of the church of the Ephesians," or consider that he was so confined to that place in his labors, that he was not also to go to other places if he was called in the providence of God. It is probable that Timothy would obey such a summons, and there is no reason to believe that he ever returned to Ephseus.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Timothy 4:9

    4:9 Come to me - Both that he might comfort him, and be strengthened by him. Timotheus himself is said to have suffered at Ephesus.