Commendation of Titus

2 Corinthians 8

16 But z thanks be to God, a who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you. 17 For b he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going 1 to you of his own accord. 18 With him we are sending 2 c the brother who is famous among d all the churches for his preaching of the gospel. 19 And not only that, but he has been e appointed by the churches to travel with us as we carry out this act of f grace that is being ministered by us, g for the glory of the Lord himself and to show our good will. 20 We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us, 21 for h we aim at what is honorable i not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of man. 22 And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you. 23 As for Titus, he is j my partner and fellow worker for your benefit. And as for our brothers, they are messengers 3 of the churches, the glory of Christ. 24 So give proof before the churches of your love and of k our boasting about you to these men.

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 2:14
    But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
  2. Cross References
    Revelation 17:17
    For God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and handing over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:6
    Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:18
    I urged Titus to go, and sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not act in the same spirit? Did we not take the same steps?
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 7:17
    Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
  6. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:3 - 4
    And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:6
    Accordingly, we urged Titus that as he had started, so he should complete among you this act of grace.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:15
    For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
  9. Cross References
    Romans 12:17
    Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
  10. Cross References
    Romans 14:18
    Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
    1 Peter 2:12
    Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
  11. Cross References
    Philemon 1:17
    So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me.
  12. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:4
    I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
    2 Corinthians 7:14
    For whatever boasts I made to him about you, I was not put to shame. But just as everything we said to you was true, so also our boasting before Titus has proved true.
    2 Corinthians 9:2 - 3
    For I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them.
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