2 Timothy 4:11
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English Standard Version
Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.

King James Bible
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

American Standard Version
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee; for he is useful to me for ministering.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

English Revised Version
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is useful to me for ministering.

Webster's Bible Translation
Luke only is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

Weymouth New Testament
Luke is the only friend I now have with me. Call for Mark on your way and bring him with you, for he is a great help to me in my ministry.

2 Timothy 4:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Luke

See Introd. to Luke. His connection with Paul appears first in Acts 16:10. He remained at Philippi after Paul's departure, and was there seven years later, when Paul revisited the city (Acts 20:5, Acts 20:6). He accompanied Paul to Jerusalem (Acts 21:15), after which we lose sight of him until he appears at Caesarea (Acts 27:2), whence he accompanies Paul to Rome. He is mentioned Colossians 4:14 and Plm 1:24.

Take (ἀναλαβὼν)

In N.T. mostly in Acts. See on Acts 23:31, and comp. Acts 20:13, Acts 20:14.

Mark

Mentioned Colossians 4:10; Plm 1:24; 1 Peter 5:13. Probably John Mark (Acts 12:12, Acts 12:25; Acts 15:37), called the cousin of Barnabas (Colossians 4:10). The first mention of him since the separation from Paul (Acts 15:39) occurs in Colossians and Philemon. He is commended to the church at Colossae. In 1st Peter he sends salutations to Asia. In both Colossians and Philemon his name appears along with that of Demas. In Colossians he is named shortly before Luke and along with Aristarchus who does not appear here. He (Mark) is about to come to Asia where 2nd Timothy finds him. The appearance in Colossians of Aristarchus with Mark and of Demas with Luke is probably the point of connection with the representation in 2ndTimothy.

Profitable for the ministry (εὔχρηστος εἰς διακονίαν)

Ἑύχρηστος profitable, only here, 2 Timothy 2:21, Plm 1:11. For for the ministry rend. for ministering or for service, and see on 1 Timothy 1:12.

2 Timothy 4:11 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Only. See on ch.

2 Timothy 1:15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

Luke.

Acts 16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia...

Colossians 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellow laborers.

Mark.

Acts 12:12,25 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark...

Acts 15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark...

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom you received commandments...

1 Peter 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does Marcus my son.

Hosea 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him.

for.

Matthew 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Luke 13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

Cross References
Acts 12:12
When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.

Acts 12:25
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark.

Acts 15:37
Now Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark.

Colossians 4:10
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions--if he comes to you, welcome him),

Colossians 4:14
Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

2 Timothy 1:15
You are aware that all who are in Asia turned away from me, among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

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