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2 Timothy 1:18

ESV may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day!—and you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus.
NIV May the Lord grant that he will find mercy from the Lord on that day! You know very well in how many ways he helped me in Ephesus.
NASB the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on that day—and you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus.
CSB May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from him on that day. You know very well how much he ministered at Ephesus.
NLT May the Lord show him special kindness on the day of Christ’s return. And you know very well how helpful he was in Ephesus.
KJV The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

What does 2 Timothy 1:18 mean?

Paul's attitude toward Onesiphorus is extremely positive, offering a blessing on his behalf. Paul expected Onesiphorus would be blessed in heaven because of his Christ-like actions towards Paul. Paul gave a blessing to the household of Onesiphorus (2 Timothy 1:16) and later refers to the "household" of Onesiphorus in 2 Timothy 4:19 rather than the man by name. Some Catholic traditions interpret this as a prayer for the dead. However, this interpretation exaggerates the known information from this text and is in contradiction with other passages that speak of the Lord as the one to whom believers should pray.

The last phrase "you well know all the service he rendered at Ephesus" adds an extra insight into this man's service. In addition to his ministry to Paul in Rome, Onesiphorus had been an important servant in Ephesus where Timothy served and likely where Onesiphorus lived. He was a man whose passion was to serve the Lord, whether at home or away, leaving a legacy. His acts impacted one of the greatest Christian leaders of all time.
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