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 the Roman region called Asia. It was in the country now called Turkey.
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. I am in prison, but he was not ashamed to help me. 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 in Ephesus.
1:18‘That great day’ means the day when Jesus will judge everyone. He will decide what should happen to them after their death. See also verse 12.