2 Timothy 1:16
New International Version
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

New Living Translation
May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains.

English Standard Version
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains,

Berean Study Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he has often refreshed me and was unashamed of my chains.

Berean Literal Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he refreshed me often, and he was not ashamed of my chain.

King James Bible
The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

New King James Version
The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

New American Standard Bible
The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;

NASB 1995
The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains;

NASB 1977
The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chains;

Amplified Bible
The Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and showed me kindness [comforting and reviving me like fresh air] and he was not ashamed of my chains [for Christ’s sake];

Christian Standard Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

American Standard Version
The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
May our Lord give compassion to the house of Onesiphorus, who many times has refreshed me and was not ashamed of the chains of my bondage;

Contemporary English Version
I pray that the Lord will be kind to the family of Onesiphorus. He often cheered me up and wasn't ashamed of me when I was put in jail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus: because he hath often refreshed me, and hath not been ashamed of my chain:

English Revised Version
The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain;

Good News Translation
May the Lord show mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he cheered me up many times. He was not ashamed that I am in prison,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May the Lord be merciful to the family of Onesiphorus. He often took care of my needs and wasn't ashamed that I was a prisoner.

International Standard Version
May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, for he often took care of me and was not ashamed that I was a prisoner.

Literal Standard Version
may the LORD give kindness to the house of Onesiphorus, because he refreshed me many times, and was not ashamed of my chain,

NET Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my imprisonment.

New Heart English Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain,

Weymouth New Testament
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus; for many a time he cheered me and he was not ashamed of my chain.

World English Bible
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain,

Young's Literal Translation
may the Lord give kindness to the house of Onesiphorus, because many times he did refresh me, and of my chain was not ashamed,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hold to Sound Teaching
15You know that everyone in the Province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he has often refreshed me and was unashamed of my chains. 17Indeed, when he arrived in Rome, he searched diligently until he found me.…

Cross References
Ruth 1:8
Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go back, each of you to your mother's home. May the LORD show you loving devotion, as you have shown to your dead and to me.

2 Samuel 2:6
Now may the LORD show you loving devotion and faithfulness, and I will also show you the same favor because you have done this.

Matthew 25:36
I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.'

Acts 21:33
The commander came up and arrested Paul, ordering that he be bound with two chains. Then he asked who he was and what he had done.

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.

2 Timothy 1:12
For this reason, even though I suffer as I do, I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day.

2 Timothy 1:17
Indeed, when he arrived in Rome, he searched diligently until he found me.

2 Timothy 4:19
Greet Prisca and Aquila, as well as the household of Onesiphorus.


Treasury of Scripture

The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:

Lord.

2 Timothy 1:18
The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

Nehemiah 5:19
Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.

Nehemiah 13:14,22,31
Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof…

the house.

2 Timothy 4:19
Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

refreshed.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

Philemon 1:7
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

and was.

2 Timothy 1:8
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

my.

Acts 28:20
For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

Ephesians 6:20
For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.









(16) The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus.--In striking contrast to those false friends who turned away from him was one, also well known to Timothy, probably an Ephesian merchant. Onesiphorus, to whose house the Apostle prays the Lord to give mercy, had, early in this last imprisonment of St. Paul, arrived in Rome on matters connected probably with business. There he heard of the arrest of that great master whom he had known well in Asia, and sought him out in his prison. There is but little doubt that when St. Paul wrote this Epistle Onesiphorus' death must have recently taken place, both from the terms of this verse--where mercy is prayed, not for him, but for his house--and also from the expression "in that day," used in 2Timothy 1:18. There is something strangely touching in this loving memory of "one" who, in his trouble, did not forsake him, but whose devotion was rather increased by his danger, and this one faithful friend would never be able again to show his love to the prisoner, for God had called him home.

For he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain.--"He oft refreshed me" does not imply that he ministered only to the Apostle's bodily needs when he was in prison, though the word, no doubt, includes this. But "he refreshed" him by frequent visits, by, no doubt, much anxious forethought in the matter of St. Paul's deliverance from prison and bonds, by a noble disregard of the personal danger which he incurred by his open intimacy with a prisoner charged, as St. Paul must have been, with treason against the empire. "He was not ashamed of my chain." (See Acts 28:20, where "the chain" of another captivity is mentioned.)

Verse 16. - Grant for give, A.V. Grant mercy (δώη ἔλεος). This connection of the words is only found here. The house of Onesiphorus. It is inferred from this expression, coupled with that in 2 Timothy 4:19, that Onesiphorus himself was no longer living; and hence ver. 18 (where see note) is thought by some to be an argument for prayers for the dead. The inference, further strengthened by the peculiar language of ver. 18, though not absolutely certain, is undoubtedly probable. The connection between this and the preceding verse is the contrast between the conduct of Phygelus and Hermogenes and that of Onesiphorus. They repudiated all acquaintance with the apostle in his day of trial; he, when he was in Rome, diligently sought him and with difficulty found him. and oft refreshed him with Christian sympathy and communion, acting with no less courage than love. He was no longer on earth to receive a prophet's reward (Matthew 10:41), but St. Paul prays that he may receive it in the day of Christ, and that meanwhile God may requite to his family the mercy he had showed to St. Paul. Refreshed me (ἀνεψυξε); literally, revived me. Only here in the New Testament, but comp. Acts 3:19. Chain (ἅλυσιν); in the singular, as Ephesians 6:20; Acts 28:20 (where see note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
{May} the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

grant
Δῴη (Dōē)
Verb - Aorist Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

mercy
ἔλεος (eleos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1656: Pity, mercy, compassion. Of uncertain affinity; compassion.

to the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

household
οἴκῳ (oikō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3624: A dwelling; by implication, a family.

of Onesiphorus,
Ὀνησιφόρου (Onēsiphorou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3683: From a derivative of oninemi and phoros; profit-bearer; Onesiphorus, a Christian.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

he has often refreshed
ἀνέψυξεν (anepsyxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 404: To refresh, revive, comfort. From ana and psucho; properly, to cool off, i.e. relieve.

me
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

was unashamed of
ἐπαισχύνθη (epaischynthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1870: To be ashamed, be ashamed of. From epi and aischunomai; to feel shame for something.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

chains.
ἅλυσίν (halysin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 254: A (light) chain, bond. Of uncertain derivation; a fetter or manacle.


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