New International Version
Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
King James Bible
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Darby Bible Translation
Luke, the beloved physician, salutes you, and 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Luke, the beloved physician - This is generally supposed to be the same with Luke the evangelist. See the preface to the notes on this gospel. Some, however, suppose them to be different persons; because, where it is evident that Luke the evangelist is meant, he never has more than his simple name Luke; and because the apostle is supposed to intend a different person here, he adds, ὁ ιατρος ὁ αγαπητος, the beloved physician. The word ιατρος signifies a healer, and must not be restricted to physician, in the sense in which we use that word; he was surgeon, physician, and dispenser of medicines, etc., for all these were frequently combined in the same person.
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LibraryWithout and Within
'Them that are without.'--COL. iv. 5. That is, of course, an expression for the non-Christian world; the outsiders who are beyond the pale of the Church. There was a very broad line of distinction between it and the surrounding world in the early Christian days, and the handful of Christians in a heathen country felt a great gulf between them and the society in which they lived. That distinction varies in form, and varies somewhat in apparent magnitude according as Christianity has been rooted in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Name Above Every Name
From John Yeardley's Conversion to the Commencement of his Public Ministry.
Heralds of the Gospel
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
2 Timothy 4:10
for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has 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 helpful to me in my ministry.
And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
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