New International Version
Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Luke alone is with me. Take Mark, and bring [him] with thyself, for he is serviceable to me for ministry.
World English Bible
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.
Young's Literal Translation
Lukas only is with me; Markus having taken, bring with thyself, for he is profitable to me for ministration;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Only Luke is with me - This was Luke the evangelist, and writer of the Acts of the Apostles, who was always much attached to St. Paul, and it is supposed continued with him even to his martyrdom.
Take Mark, and bring him with thee - This was John Mark, the sister's son of Barnabas, who, after having wavered a little at first, became a steady, zealous, and useful man; his name and conduct have been often before the reader. See the parallel passages.
For he is profitable to me for the ministry - Εις διακονιαν· For service; that is, he would be very useful to the apostle, to minister to him in his present close confinement. Some think that the apostle means his preaching the Gospel; but at this time, I should suppose, there was very little, if any, public preaching at Rome.
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"They shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."--2 Tim. iv. 4. From these words of the blessed Apostle, written shortly before he suffered martyrdom, we learn, that there is such a thing as religious truth, and therefore there is such a thing as religious error. We learn that religious truth is one--and therefore that all views of religion but one are wrong. And we learn, moreover, that so it was to be (for his words are a prophecy) that professed Christians, …
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Exhortation to Workers and Ministers
When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.
When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.
Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them,
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
2 Timothy 1:15
You know that everyone in the province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes.
2 Timothy 2:21
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
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