Colossians 4:14
New International Version
Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.

New Living Translation
Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas.

English Standard Version
Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

Berean Study Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you greetings.

Berean Literal Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, greets you, and also Demas.

New American Standard Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and also Demas.

King James Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Christian Standard Bible
Luke, the dearly loved physician, and Demas send you greetings.

Contemporary English Version
Our dear doctor Luke sends you his greetings, and so does Demas.

Good News Translation
Luke, our dear doctor, and Demas send you their greetings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Luke, the dearly loved physician, and Demas greet you.

International Standard Version
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.

NET Bible
Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you.

New Heart English Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Luqa, our beloved Physician, invokes your peace, and Dema.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My dear friend Luke, the physician, and Demas greet you.

New American Standard 1977
Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and also Demas.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

King James 2000 Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

American King James Version
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

American Standard Version
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Luke, the most dear physician, saluteth you: and Demas.

Darby Bible Translation
Luke, the beloved physician, salutes you, and Demas.

English Revised Version
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Weymouth New Testament
Luke, the dearly-loved physician, salutes you, and so does Demas.

World English Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.

Young's Literal Translation
Salute you doth Lukas, the beloved physician, and Demas;
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Final Greetings
13For I testify about him that he goes to great pains for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you greetings. 15Greet the brothers in Laodicea, as well as Nympha and the church that meets at her house.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:12
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

2 Timothy 4:10
because Demas, in his love of this world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.

2 Timothy 4:11
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is useful to me in the ministry.

Philemon 1:24
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.

Treasury of Scripture

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Luke.

2 Timothy 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you: for he is …

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

Demas.

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

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







Lexicon
Luke,
Λουκᾶς (Loukas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3065: Lucas, Luke, Christian physician and writer of the Third Gospel and Acts. Contracted from Latin Lucanus; Lucas, a Christian.

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

beloved
ἀγαπητὸς (agapētos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 27: From agapao; beloved.

physician,
ἰατρὸς (iatros)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2395: A physician. From iaomai; a physician.

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

Demas
Δημᾶς (Dēmas)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1214: Demas, a helper of Paul in Rome. Probably for Demetrios; Demas, a Christian.

send you greetings.
Ἀσπάζεται (Aspazetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 782: To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.
(14) Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas.--Comp. Philemon 1:24. The original is even more emphatic, "Luke the physician, the beloved one." Demas, on the contrary, is barely named. It is impossible not to pass on in thought to the last notice of the two by St. Paul (2Timothy 4:10), "Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world. . . . only Luke is with me."

On the relation of St. Luke to St. Paul, see Introduction to the Acts. Here we need only remark that the emphatic mention of him as "the beloved physician" suggests the idea that it was both as physician and as friend that St. Luke, now, as in the last captivity, was with the Apostle. Though the captivity was not, according to ancient ideas, severe, it must have told upon his weak and shattered health.

Verse 14. - Luke the physician, the beloved, saluteth you (Philemon 1:24; 2 Timothy 4:11). This reference to Luke's profession is extremely interesting. We gather from the use of the first person plural in Acts 16:10-17, and again from Acts 20:5 to the end of the narrative, that he joined St. Paul on his first voyage to Europe and was left behind at Philippi; and rejoined him six years after on the journey to Jerusalem which completed his third missionary circuit, continuing with him during his voyage to Rome and his imprisonment. This faithful friend attended him in his second captivity, and solaced his last hours; "Only Luke is with me" (2 Timothy 4:11). His being called "the physician" suggests that he ministered to the apostle in this capacity, especially as "his first appearance in St. Paul's company synchronizes with an attack of St. Paul's constitutional malady" (Lightfoot: comp. Acts 16:10 and Galatians 4:13-15; the illness referred to in 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 and 2 Cor 4:7-5:8 may partly have led to Luke's rejoining St. Paul in Macedonia). St Luke's writings testify both to his medical knowledge and to his Pauline sympathies. His companionship probably gave a special colouring to the phraseology and cast of thought of St. Paul's later Epistles. (On the relations of St. Luke and St. Paul, see a valuable Paper by Dean Plumptre in the Expositor, first series, vol. 4. pp. 134-156.) "The beloved" is a distinct appellation, due partly to Luke's services to the apostle, but chiefly, one would suppose, to the amiable and gentle disposition of the writer of the third Gospel. It is not unlikely that he is "the brother" referred to in 2 Corinthians 8:18, 19. Lucas is a contraction for Lucanus; so that he was not the "Lucius" of Acts 13:1, nor, certainly, the "Lucius my kinsman" of Romans 16:21, who was a Jew. He was probably, like many physicians of that period, a freedman; and, since freedmen took the name of the house to which they had belonged, may have been, as Plumptre conjectures, connected with the family of the Roman philosopher Seneca and the poet Lucan. And Demas (Philemon 1:24; 2 Timothy 4:10), who alone receives no word of commendation - a fact significant in view of the melancholy sentence pronounced upon him in 2 Timothy 4:10. His name is probably short for Demetrius. 4:10-18 Paul had differed with Barnabas, on the account of this Mark, yet he is not only reconciled, but recommends him to the churches; an example of a truly Christian and forgiving spirit. If men have been guilty of a fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget as well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints and ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, and all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, and endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, fervent prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles, flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the working of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which comes far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the same doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favour and blessing.
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