17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.

Other Translations of 2 Timothy 1:17

New International Version

17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me.

English Standard Version

17 but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me--

The Message

17 The first thing he did when he got to Rome was look me up.

New King James Version

17 but when he arrived in Rome, he sought me out very zealously and found me.

New Living Translation

17 When he came to Rome, he searched everywhere until he found me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:17

Commentary on 2 Timothy 1:15-18

(Read 2 Timothy 1:15-18)

The apostle mentions the constancy of Onesiphorus; he oft refreshed him with his letters, and counsels, and comforts, and was not ashamed of him. A good man will seek to do good. The day of death and judgment is an awful day. And if we would have mercy then, we must seek for it now of the Lord. The best we can ask, for ourselves or our friends, is, that the Lord will grant that we and they may find mercy of the Lord, when called to pass out of time into eternity, and to appear before the judgment seat of Christ.