14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.

Other Translations of Colossians 4:14

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

The Message

14 Luke, good friend and physician, and Demas both send greetings.

New King James Version

14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.

New Living Translation

14 Luke, the beloved doctor, sends his greetings, and so does Demas.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Colossians 4:14

Commentary on Colossians 4:10-18

(Read Colossians 4:10-18)

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 a fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget as well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints and ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, and all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, and endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, fervent prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles, flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the working of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which comes far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the same doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favour and blessing.