2 Tim 4:19-22

Paul closes the letter with several epistolary aspects. First, he charges Timothy to greet Prisca and Aquila along with the house of Onesiphorus. Second, he informs Timothy that Erastus remains in Corinth and he left Trophimus in Miletus because he was ill. Third, he instructs Timothy to hurry to arrive before winter. He needs his cloak to stay warm. Finally, Paul reports that Eubulus, Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers and sisters greet Timothy. There is a sort of symmetry here between Paul’s instruction for Timothy to greet Prisca, Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus and Paul’s report that Eubulus and others greet Timothy. Paul then closes the letter with two succinct phrases: “The Lord be with your spirit”, and, “Grace be with you.”

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