2 Timothy 4:21
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New International Version
Do your best to get here before winter. Eubulus greets you, and so do Pudens, Linus, Claudia and all the brothers and sisters.

King James Bible
Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
Use diligence to come before winter. Eubulus salutes thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and the brethren all.

World English Bible
Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus salutes you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
be diligent to come before winter. Salute thee doth Eubulus, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Come before winter -

1. Because the apostle's time was short and uncertain.

2. Because sailing in those seas was very dangerous in winter. Whether Timothy saw the apostle before he was martyred is not known.

Eubulus - This person is nowhere else mentioned in the New Testament.

Pudens - Of this person we have traditions and legends, but nothing certain. The Catholics make him bishop of Rome.

Linus - He also is made, by the same persons, bishop of Rome; but there is no sufficient ground for these pretensions.

Claudia - Supposed to be the wife of Pudens. Some think she was a British lady, converted by St. Paul; and that she was the first that brought the Gospel to Britain.

All the brethren - All the Christians, of whom there were many at Rome; though of Paul's companions in travel, only Luke remained there.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2 Timothy 4:9,13 Do your diligence to come shortly to me...

2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that I may be filled with joy;

and all.

Romans 16:21-23 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you...

1 Corinthians 16:20 All the brothers greet you. Greet you one another with an holy kiss.

2 Corinthians 13:13 All the saints salute you.

Philippians 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

2 John 1:13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

3 John 1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see you, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to you. Our friends salute you...

Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
"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,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

BY REV. PRINCIPAL DAVID ROWLANDS, B.A. Many a man who figures in history, is only known in connection with some stupendous fault--some mistake, some folly, or some sin--that has given him an unenviable immortality. Mention his name, and the huge blot by which his memory is besmirched starts up before the mind in all its hideousness. Take Cain, for example. He occupies the foremost rank as regards fame; his name is one of the first that children learn to lisp; and yet what do we know about him?
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

The Glory of Jesus and Mary.
Before entering upon the contemplation of the excellent glory which surrounds the blessed in heaven, we must endeavor to form a correct idea of God's grace, which enabled them to perform the great and noble actions we are now to consider. They were all, except Jesus and Mary, conceived in sin, and, therefore, subject to the same temptations that daily assail us. They never could have triumphed and reached the supernatural glory which now surrounds them, had they been left to their own natural strength,
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

Exhortation to Workers and Ministers
In conclusion I feel that the Lord would be pleased for me to say a few words for the encouragement of young ministers and workers. In my work in the ministry I have come through many varied experiences that, I trust, will be helpful to you in the trials through which you will have to pass before you get settled in the Lord's work. The first difficulty met by most young ministers and workers is in regard to their call. Unless the call be clear and definite, they are likely to be in some doubt as
Mary Cole—Trials and Triumphs of Faith

Cross References
Luke 12:58
As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled on the way, or your adversary may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

2 Timothy 1:4
Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

2 Timothy 4:9
Do your best to come to me quickly,

Titus 3:12
As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there.

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