2 Tim 4:11

4:11 Luke. The “beloved physician,” mentioned in Col. 4:14 and Philem. 24, who traveled with Paul throughout much of his second and third missionary journeys (Introduction to Luke: Author).

Get Mark and bring him with you. A beautiful example of Christian forgiveness. John Mark’s desertion of Paul and Barnabas during their first missionary journey (Acts 13:13) had resulted in the dissolution of the partnership between Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:37–39). Later Mark regained Paul’s favor (Col. 4:10; Philem. 24). Now, at the end of his life, Paul wants to see him, “for he is very useful.”