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PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 4:14

CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18




King James Bible - Colossians 4:14

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

World English Bible

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.

Douay-Rheims - Colossians 4:14

Luke, the most dear physician, saluteth you: and Demas.

Webster's Bible Translation

Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

Greek Textus Receptus

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Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

VERSE (14) -
2Ti 4:11 Phm 1:24

SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:14

Os saluda Lucas, el mdico amado, y Demas.

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 4:14

Verse 14. 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, o iatrov o agaphtov, the beloved physician. The word iatrov 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, &c., for all these were frequently combined in the same person.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 14. Luke, the
beloved physician , etc.] Luke the Evangelist, though some doubt it, is here intended, who was a constant companion of the apostle in his troubles, and went with him to Rome, as the Acts of the Apostles wrote by him show, and as from ( 2 Timothy 4:11) it appears; so Jerom calls the Evangelist Luke, the physician of Antioch, for from thence he was; and being converted by the Apostle Paul, as is very probable, though some make him to be one of the seventy disciples, he became of a physician of bodies, a physician of souls: some say he was a scholar of Galen, the famous physician, and others that he was his sister's son; who having heard of Christ's miracles, set out with his master Galen for Judea, to know the truth of them, of which they doubted; Galen died by the way, Luke came to Christ, and being taught by him, became one of the seventy disciples. The apostle calls him beloved, not on account of his profession, in which he might be useful to many, but as he was a brother in Christ, a minister of the Gospel, and a fellow labourer of his. This is the same person as Lucas, mentioned along with Demas, and others, as here, in ( Philemon 1:24). The name perhaps is Roman, but was, however, well known among the Jews; for they say f64 , the witnesses that sign a divorce, and their names are as the names of strangers, what is to be done with it? there is none comes into our hands (is received) but swqwl Lukus and Lus, and we allow it to be right: upon which the gloss says, because these were famous names: and Demas greet you ; the same who, through the love of the present world, forsook the apostle, ( 2 Timothy 4:10) which he did either after the writing of this epistle, or if before it, he was now returned again to him: his name seems to be the same with the Roman Dama, unless it should be a contraction of Demetrius, or rather of Demarchos; though the Jews make frequent mention of R. ymyd , Dimi, or Demi, in their writings f65 , which perhaps is the same name with this.

Matthew Henry Commentary

Verses 10-18 -
Paul had differed with Barnabas, on the account of this Mark, yet he is not only reconciled, but recommends him to the churches; an example of a truly Christian and forgiving spirit. If men have been guilty of fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget a well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints an ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, an all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, an endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, ferven prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the workin of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which come far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the sam doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favou and blessing __________________________________________________________________

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Vincent's NT Word Studies

14. Luke - Demas. See on Philemon 24.

The beloved physician. See Introduction to Luke.

Robertson's NT Word Studies

4:14 {Luke, the beloved physician} (loukas ho iatros ho agapetos). Mentioned also in #Phm 1:24; 2Ti 4:11. The author of the Gospel and the Acts. Both Mark and Luke are with Paul at this time, possibly also with copies of their Gospels with them. The article here (repeated) may mean "my beloved physician." It would seem certain that Luke looked after Paul's health and that Paul loved him. Paul was Luke's hero, but it was not a one-sided affection. It is beautiful to see preacher and physician warm friends in the community. {Demas} (demas). Just his name here (a contraction of Demetrius), but in #2Ti 4:10 he is mentioned as one who deserted Paul.

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