New International Version
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.
King James Bible
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.
Darby Bible Translation
The cloak which I left behind [me] in Troas at Carpus's, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.
World English Bible
Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments.
Young's Literal Translation
the cloak that I left in Troas with Carpus, coming, bring thou and the books -- especially the parchments.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The cloak that I left at Troas - Τον φελονην is by several translated bag or portmanteau; and it is most likely that it was something of this kind, in which he might carry his clothes, books, and travelling necessaries. What the books were we cannot tell, it is most likely they were his own writings; and as to the parchments, they were probably the Jewish Scriptures and a copy of the Septuagint. These he must have had at hand at all times. The books and parchments now sent for could not be for the apostle's own use, as he was now on the eve of his martyrdom. He had probably intended to bequeath them to the faithful, that they might be preserved for the use of the Church.
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And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.
So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis.
What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.
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