2 Timothy 4:10

“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For Demas hath forsaken me, hauing loued this present world, and is departed vnto Thessalonica: Crescens to Galatia, Titus vnto Dalmatia.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens {has gone} to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for Demas forsook me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For Demas has gone away from me, for love of this present life, and has gone to Thessalonica: Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
- Basic English Bible

for Demas has forsaken me, having loved the present age, and is gone to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
- Darby Bible

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and hath departed to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
- Webster's Bible

For Demas has deserted me--loving, as he does, the present age--and has gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
- Weymouth Bible

for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.
- World English Bible

Crescens in to Galathi, Tite in to Dalmacie;
- Wycliffe Bible

for Demas forsook me, having loved the present age, and went on to Thessalonica, Crescens to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Timothy 4:10


4:10 Demas - Once my fellowlabourer, #Phm 1:24|. Hath forsaken me. Crescens, probably a preacher also, is gone, with my consent, to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia, having now left Crete. These either went with him to Rome, or visited him there.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Timothy 4:10


2Ti 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me. Demas is named in Col 4:14 Phm 1:24 favorably, but in the time of trial has courage failed. Death seemed to threaten, and as he clung to life, he fled. Crescens. Not named elsewhere. Titus. Well known as one of Paul's companions. See superscription in 2Co 13:14. See also Ga 2:1 Tit 1:4. Dalmatia. The district east of the Adriatic in Illyricum, where we know churches were already planted. It is likely he was there by Paul's orders. See Tit 3:12.

Discussion for 2 Timothy 4:10

  • Gbemi Olumuyiwa for verse 10
    I feel that Demas backslided for a season probably because the persecution at that time was too hard or fierce for him to handle. This can happen to christians
    that are immature in Christ. Trials of life sometimes can make us feel that people of the world are better off than you because you feel that life id treating them better than you because of the materialism culture. But to be honest when you become matured in Christ you will realise that no money in the world can buy you salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ. I'm just glad that Demas realised his heart condition quickly and turn back to Christ who his mighty to save. Nothing in this present age can take a place of going to heaven. This world is a market we are just passing through, one day will come when we have to live it and go to our resting place. I therefore ask where do you want to spend eternity. This is a choice we need to make while we are here. Heaven or Hell. As a christian we need to continue to check our lives so that we don't end up where we don't want to be. Shalom
  • George Lincoln Cole II for verse 10
    First hunting for Saint Dimas this Dimas came up; My thoughts after Paul reprimanded Corinth for divisive ways[Paul, Apollos, Cephas & Christ] and itching ear prefferences. Here was division in reality. Exactly what Dimas was going to do in Thessalonica is not clear. However since spiritual wickedness in high places goes on undetected and covered up as righteous acts of Christians. We might deduct a seed and roots of a new religion was born out of his departure. Hence San Dimas is not really the pennitent thief crucified with Jesus but the real founder of the Catholic Church.

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