Friends in Adversity
2 Timothy 4:9-11
Do your diligence to come shortly to me:…

To-day Colonel C. came to dine with us, and in the midst of our meal we were entertained with a most agreeable sight. It was a shark, about the length of a man, which followed our ship, attended with five smaller fishes, called pilot-fish, much like our mackerel, but larger. These, I am told, always keep the shark company, and, what is more surprising, though the shark is so ravenous a creature, yet, let it be never so hungry, it will not touch one of them. Nor are they less faithful to him; for, as I am informed, if the shark is hooked, very often these little creatures will cleave close to his fins, and are often taken up with him. — Go to the pilot-fish, thou that forsakest a friend in adversity, consider his ways, and be ashamed.

(G. Whitefield.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

WEB: Be diligent to come to me soon,

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