1 Corinthians 16:10
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New International Version
When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am.

New Living Translation
When Timothy comes, don't intimidate him. He is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

English Standard Version
When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.

Berean Study Bible
If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

Berean Literal Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he might be with you without fear, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also.

New American Standard Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also am.

King James Bible
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear from you, because he is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

International Standard Version
If Timothy comes, see to it that he does not have anything to be afraid of while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord's work as I am.

NET Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he has nothing to fear among you, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I am too.

New Heart English Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if Timotheus comes to you, see that he will not be intimidated by you, for he cultivates the works of THE LORD JEHOVAH, as do I,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If Timothy comes, make sure that he doesn't have anything to be afraid of while he is with you. He's doing the Lord's work as I am,

New American Standard 1977
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid; for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also am.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now if Timothy comes, see that he may stay with you securely, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

King James 2000 Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do.

American King James Version
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do.

American Standard Version
Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear, for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Darby Bible Translation
Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear; for he works the work of the Lord, even as I.

English Revised Version
Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear; for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now if Timothy come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Weymouth New Testament
If Timothy pays you a visit, see that he is free from fear in his relations with you; for he is engaged in the Master's work just as I am.

World English Bible
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without fear, for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Young's Literal Translation
And if Timotheus may come, see that he may become without fear with you, for the work of the Lord he doth work, even as I,
Study Bible
Timothy Commended
9because a great door for effective work has opened to me, even though many oppose me. 10If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am. 11No one, then, should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he can return to me, for I am expecting him along with the brothers.…
Cross References
Acts 16:1
Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where he found a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman and a Greek father.

1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I have sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which is exactly what I teach everywhere in every church.

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast and immovable. Always excel in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:

Philippians 2:20
I have nobody else like him who will genuinely care for your needs.

Philippians 2:22
But you know Timothy's proven worth, that as a child with his father he has served with me to advance the gospel.
Treasury of Scripture

Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do.

if.

1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, …

Acts 19:22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to him, Timotheus …

without.

1 Corinthians 16:11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, …

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that …

for.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Romans 16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

Philippians 2:19-22 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

(10) Now if Timotheus come . . .--Timothy and Erastus had been sent (see 1Corinthians 4:17) by St. Paul to remind the Corinthians of his former teaching, and to rebuke and check those evils of which rumours had reached the ears of the Apostle. As, however, they would travel through Macedonia, delaying en route at the various churches to prepare them for the visit which St. Paul, according to his then intention, purposed paying them after he had been to Corinth, they possibly might not reach Corinth until after this Epistle, which would be carried thither by a more direct route. The Apostle was evidently anxious to know how Timothy would be received by the Corinthians. He was young in years. He was young also in the faith. He had probably a constitutionally weak and timid nature (see 1Timothy 3:15; 2Timothy 1:4), and he was of course officially very subordinate to St. Paul. In a Church, therefore, some of whose members had gone so far as to question, if not actually to repudiate the authority even of the Apostle himself, and to depreciate him as compared with the elder Apostles, there was considerable danger for one like Timothy. By reminding the Corinthians of the work in which Timothy is engaged, and of its identity with his own work, the Apostle anticipates and protests against any insult being offered to Timothy, because of what a great English statesman once called, in reference to himself, "the atrocious crime of being a young man."

Verse 10. - Now if Timotheus come. St. Paul bad already sent on Timothy (2 Corinthians 4:17), with Erastus (Acts 19:22), to go to Corinth by way of Macedonia, and prepare for his visit. But possibly he had countermanded these directions when he postponed his own visit. In the uncertainties of ancient travelling, be could not be certain whether his counter order would reach Timothy or not. It appears to have done so, for nothing is said of any visit of Timothy to Corinth, and St. Paul sent Titus. Without fear. Timothy must at this time have been very young (1 Timothy 4:12). As a mere substitute for St. Paul's personal visit, he would be unacceptable. In every allusion to him we find traces of a somewhat timid and sensitive disposition (1 Timothy 5:21-23; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, etc.). He may well, therefore, have shrunk from the thought of meeting the haughty sophisters and disputatious partisans of Corinth. As I also do. "As a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel" (Philippians 2:22). St. Paul felt for Timothy a deeper personal tenderness than for any of his other friends, and the companionship of this gentle and devoted youth was one of the chief comforts of his missionary labour. Now if Timotheus come,.... The apostle had sent him already, as appears from 1 Corinthians 4:17 and he was now gone from him; but whether he might not be prevented by unforeseen incidents in his journey, he could not say; and therefore speaks cautiously of his coming; from whence it is evident, that this epistle was not sent by Timothy, as the subscription to it suggests.

See that he may be with you without fear; should he come to them, the apostle desires they would take care of him, that he might be safe and secure from enemies of every sort, of which there were many at Corinth; who, as they were of a malignant disposition to him, would use a disciple of his ill: and these were not only, or so much, infidels and profane sinners, but false teachers, and the factions under them, and especially they of the circumcision.

For he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do; which is a reason why they should be careful of him, that nobody molest him, and put him into fear; since though he was not in so high an office as the apostle, yet he was called to the same work of the ministry, was engaged in the same service of Christ, and was zealous in promoting the same common cause, interest, and kingdom of the Redeemer, and faithfully preached the same Gospel as the apostle did; and therefore would doubtless meet with the same enemies, and be in the same danger. 10. Now—rather, "But." Therefore Timothy was not the bearer of the Epistle; for it would not then be said, "IF Timothy come." He must therefore have been sent by Paul from Ephesus before this Epistle was written, to accord with 1Co 4:17-19; and yet the passage here implies that Paul did not expect him to arrive at Corinth till after the letter was received. He tells them how to treat him "if" he should arrive. Ac 19:21, 22 clears up the difficulty: Timothy, when sent from Ephesus, where this Epistle was written, did not proceed direct to Corinth, but went first to Macedonia; thus though sent before the letter, he might not reach Corinth till after it was received in that city. The undesigned coincidence between the Epistle and the history, and the clearing up of the meaning of the former (which does not mention the journey to Macedonia at all) by the latter, is a sure mark of genuineness [Paley, Horæ Paulinæ]. It is not certain that Timothy actually reached Corinth; for in Ac 19:22 only Macedonia is mentioned; but it does not follow that though Macedonia was the immediate object of his mission, Corinth was not the ultimate object. The "IF Timothy come," implies uncertainty. 2Co 1:1 represents him with Paul in Macedonia; and 2Co 12:18, speaking of Titus and others sent to Corinth, does not mention Timothy, which it would have probably done, had one so closely connected with the apostle as Timothy was, stayed as his delegate at Corinth. The mission of Titus then took place, when it became uncertain whether Timothy could go forward from Macedonia to Corinth, Paul being anxious for immediate tidings of the state of the Corinthian Church. Alford argues that if so, Paul's adversaries would have charged him with fickleness in this case also (2Co 1:17), as in the case of his own change of purpose. But Titus was sent directly to Corinth, so as to arrive there before Timothy could by the route through Macedonia. Titus' presence would thus make amends for the disappointment as to the intended visit of Timothy and would disarm adversaries of a charge in this respect (2Co 7:6, 7).

without fear—Referring perhaps to a nervous timidity in Timothy's character (1Ti 3:15; 5:22, 24). His youth would add to this feeling, as well as his country, Lystra, likely to be despised in refined Corinth.16:10-12 Timothy came to do the work of the Lord. Therefore to vex his spirit, would be to grieve the Holy Spirit; to despise him, would be to despise Him that sent him. Those who work the work of the Lord, should be treated with tenderness and respect. Faithful ministers will not be jealous of each other. It becomes the ministers of the gospel to show concern for each other's reputation and usefulness.
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