New International Version
Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick in Miletus.
New Living Translation
Erastus stayed at Corinth, and I left Trophimus sick at Miletus.
English Standard Version
Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus.
New American Standard Bible
Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
King James Bible
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Erastus has remained at Corinth; I left Trophimus sick at Miletus.
International Standard Version
Erastus stayed in Corinth, and I left Trophimus in Miletus because he was sick.
Erastus stayed in Corinth. Trophimus I left ill in Miletus.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Erastus stopped in Qorinthus, but Trophimus I left while he was sick in the city of Miletus.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Erastus stayed in the city of Corinth and I left Trophimus in the city of Miletus because he was sick.
Jubilee Bible 2000
Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I have left at Miletum sick.
King James 2000 Bible
Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletus sick.
American King James Version
Erastus stayed at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.
American Standard Version
Erastus remained at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick.
Erastus remained at Corinth. And Trophimus I left sick at Miletus.
Darby Bible Translation
Erastus remained in Corinth, but Trophimus I left behind in Miletus sick.
English Revised Version
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I left at Miletus sick.
Webster's Bible Translation
Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus I have left at Miletum sick.
Weymouth New Testament
Erastus stayed in Corinth; Trophimus I left behind me at Miletus, ill.
World English Bible
Erastus remained at Corinth, but I left Trophimus at Miletus sick.
Young's Literal Translation
Erastus did remain in Corinth, and Trophimus I left in Miletus infirm;
Parallel CommentariesMatthew Henry's Concise Commentary
4:19-22 We need no more to make us happy, than to have the Lord Jesus Christ with our spirits; for in him all spiritual blessings are summed up. It is the best prayer we can offer for our friends, that the Lord Jesus Christ may be with their spirits, to sanctify and save them, and at last to receive them to himself. Many who believed as Paul, are now before the throne, giving glory to their Lord: may we be followers of them.
Verse 20. - I left for have I left, A.V.; Miletus for Miletum, A.V. Erastus abode at Corinth. We learn from Romans 16:3 that Erastus was the chamberlain of Corinth, which accounts for his abiding there, he was one of St. Paul's companions in his missionary journey, and we learn from Acts 19:22 that he was sent by St. Paul with Timothy into Macedonia just before the great riot at Ephesus. The mention of him here clearly indicates that St. Paul had gone from Troas, where he left his cloke, to Corinth on his way to Rome. Trophimus is first mentioned in Acts 20:4, where we learn that he was an Asiatic, and more definitely in Acts 21:29, that he was an Ephesian. He had travelled with St. Paul's party from Macedonia to Troas, and thence to Miletus and Jerusalem, where we lose sight of him till we find him again in this passage journeying towards Rome with St. Paul and others, but stopped at Miletus by sickness. Miletus, not Miletum, is the correct form.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Erastus abode at Corinth,.... He was chamberlain of that city, Romans 16:23 who being sent along with Timothy into Macedonia, Acts 19:22 very probably went from thence into Achaia, to Corinth, his native place, where he stayed.
But Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick. Trophimus was an Asian, of the city of Ephesus, the same that is spoken of in Acts 20:4. Some say he suffered martyrdom the same day the Apostle Paul did; but others say, that after that time he was bishop of Arles in France. This man went with the apostle into Asia, and from thence to Jerusalem, and came along with him in his voyage to Rome, but falling sick by the way, was left at Miletum. Some, instead of Miletum, would read Melita, that being the island Paul, and the ship's company, escaped to, when they were shipwrecked, Acts 28:1 here it is supposed Trophimus was left sick. Others have observed, that there was a city called Miletus in the island of Crete, under which Paul sailed, Acts 27:7, see footnote (j), and is the place intended; but there is no need to suppose either of these; no doubt Miletum, near to Ephesus, is meant; and as the apostle sailed by the coast of Asia, Acts 27:7, on which shore Miletum was, there is no difficulty in supposing him put ashore there. The Alexandrian copy reads "Melotus".
(j) Plin. l. 4. c. 12.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
20. In order to depict his desertion, he informs Timothy that Erastus, one of his usual companions (Ac 19:22, possibly the same Erastus as in Ro 16:23, though how he could leave his official duties for missionary journeys is not clear), stayed behind at Corinth, his native place, or usual residence, of which city he was "chamberlain," or city steward and treasurer (Ro 16:23); and Trophimus he left behind at Miletus sick. (On his former history, see on Ac 20:4; Ac 21:29). This verse is irreconcilable with the imprisonment from which he writes being the first: for he did not pass by Corinth or Miletus on his way to Rome when about to be imprisoned for the first time. As Miletus was near Ephesus, there is a presumption that Timothy was not at Ephesus when Paul wrote, or he would not need to inform Timothy of Trophimus lying sick in his immediate neighborhood. However, Trophimus may not have been still at Miletus at the time when Paul wrote, though he had left him there on his way to Rome. Prisca and Aquila were most likely to be at Ephesus (2Ti 4:19), and he desires Timothy to salute them: so also Onesiphorus' household (2Ti 1:18). Paul had not the power of healing at will (Ac 19:12), but as the Lord allowed him.
2 Timothy 4:20 Additional Commentaries
19Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I left sick at Miletus. 21Make every effort to come before winter. Eubulus greets you, also Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.…
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.
He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
He was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy also, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.
The next day we set sail from there and arrived off Chios. The day after that we crossed over to Samos, and on the following day arrived at Miletus.
(They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)
Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings. Erastus, who is the city's director of public works, and our brother Quartus send you their greetings.
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