15 You know that almost all the believers in Asia region have turned against me. They include Phygelus and Hermogenes.
1:15Timothy was the leader of the believers in Ephesus. Ephesus was the capital city of Asia region, in the country called Greece.
16 But Onesiphorus has stayed to help me. I pray that the Lord will be kind to his family. He often came to help me not to be sad. He was not ashamed to help me, even though I am in a prison. 17 When he came here to Rome, he looked carefully for me until he found me. 18 I pray that the Lord will be kind to Onesiphorus on that great day when he judges people. You know very well how much Onesiphorus helped me there in Ephesus.
1:18Again, ‘that great day’ means the day when Jesus will decide about everyone. He will decide what should happen to them after their death. See also verse 12.