2 Timothy 4:11

Only Luke is with me (Louka estin mono met emou). Luke is with Paul now in Rome as during the first Roman imprisonment ( Philemon 1:24 ; Colossians 4:14 ). Take Mark (Markon analabwn). Second aorist active participle of analambanw, old verb, to pick up, as in Ephesians 6:13 Ephesians 6:16 . "Pick up Mark." He is useful to me (estin moi eucrhsto). See 2 Timothy 2:21 for eucrhsto. Paul had long ago changed his opinion of Mark ( Colossians 4:10 ) because Mark had changed his conduct and had made good in his ministry. Now Paul longs to have the man that he once scornfully rejected ( Acts 15:37 ).