2 Timothy 4Heap to themselves teachers; by listening to every teacher that offers instruction, however false his pretensions.
Is at hand. This passage (6-8) has been by some considered as indicating that Paul wrote this Epistle when very near the close of his life, during a second imprisonment, which tradition teaches that he suffered at Rome, and which terminated in his martyrdom The directions, however, which follow, (11-13, 21,) seem to imply that he did not consider his work as yet absolutely ended. If the latter supposition is correct, this passage must mean only that he felt that he was gradually drawing towards the close of his labors. In either case, it is interesting to observe that the faith and hope which had given him activity and guidance during his long life of suffering and danger, now became his solace and support when he found himself near its end.
That love his appearing; that desire it looking forward to it with joyful anticipations.
Demas is mentioned as with the apostle when he wrote his Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. (Col. 4:14, Philem. 24.)
Luke had accompanied Paul to Rome, and remained there with him, as he is repeatedly alluded to in Epistles written by Paul from that city.
Tychicus. He is mentioned, Acts 20:4, as belonging in Asia. He was sent once to Asia from Rome as the bearer of Epistles from Paul. (Ephes. 6:21, Col. 4:7.)
At Troas. Paul had stopped at Troas on his last journey to Jerusalem. (Acts 20:6.)
Alexander. An Alexander of Ephesus is mentioned, Acts 19:33, as taking a part in the disturbances created by Demetrius. One of this name is also referred to in 1 Tim. 1:20.
At my first answer; before the tribunal at Rome.
Prisca; Priscilla. (Acts 18:1-3, 18, 19.)
Erastus; mentioned, Rom. 16:23, as the chamberlain of the city. He was afterwards sent by Paul into Macedonia. (Acts 19:22.) Trophimus is also mentioned elsewhere as an Ephesian. (Acts 20:4, 21:29.)
Before winter; when the navigation would be no longer safe.
Copyright information for Abbott
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
Examples to use the search box to find Bibles, passages, search terms, etc.-
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.NIVESVKJVGen 1
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.ESVbrother
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.NIVESVlandhe.sed
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.ESVthroneDavidIsa-Rev
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.KJVTHGNTJohn 1
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
Examples of some Bible study tools +
KJVCol 3 Color code grammar
Highlight all the imperative verbs with red underlinesKJVCol 1 Color code grammar
Highlight main verbs (green underlines) and supporting verbs (purple)KJVMat 1 Color code grammar
Highlight the number (plural in bold) and gender (male in blue, feminine in red, neuter in black) of wordsESV1Jo 1 Quick tryout links
Highlight frequent words in the chapter or book
Examples to enable color code grammar +
KJVEph 1 Color code grammar
Look at KJV New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGRom 12 Color code grammar
Look at Greek New Testament with color code grammar, Greek root word and English vocabularyCUnCol 1 Color code grammar
Look at Chinese Union New Testament with color highlighted verbsSBLGKJVCUNEph 5 Color code grammar
Look at Greek, English and Chinese New Testament with color code grammar
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2020