Onesiphorus in Rome (1 Tim. 1:17)

“When Onesiphorus

Arrived in Rome,

He eagerly searched

For me

And found me.”

ἀλλὰ γενόμενος ἐν Ῥώμῃ σπουδαίως ἐζήτησέν με καὶ εὗρεν·—

Paul said, “When Onesiphorus arrived (ἀλλὰ γενόμενος) in Rome (ἐν Ῥώμῃ), he eagerly searched for me (σπουδαίως ἐζήτησέν με) and found me (καὶ εὗρεν).”  Paul said that Onesiphorus came to Rome.  Then he had to search for Paul before he found him.  Paul was in prison and everyone had more or less abandoned him.  Onesiphorus may have come from Ephesus to Rome to help Paul while he was in prison. However, he had to search long and hard until he found him.  Thus, Onesiphorus was openly showing his loyalty to Paul under some adverse situations.  Do you have a friend that has been very loyal to you in bad situations?

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