2 Corinthians 2:13
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New International Version
I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

New Living Translation
But I had no peace of mind because my dear brother Titus hadn't yet arrived with a report from you. So I said good-bye and went on to Macedonia to find him.

English Standard Version
my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.

Berean Study Bible
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

Berean Literal Bible
I had no rest in my spirit, in my not finding Titus my brother. Instead, having taken leave of them, I went out to Macedonia.

New American Standard Bible
I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.

King James Bible
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I had no rest in my spirit because I did not find my brother Titus, but I said good-bye to them and left for Macedonia.

International Standard Version
but my spirit could not find any relief, because I couldn't find Titus, my brother. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

NET Bible
I had no relief in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and set out for Macedonia.

New Heart English Bible
I had no relief for my spirit, because I did not find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I had no rest in my spirit, for I did not find Titus, my brother, but I left them and went out to Macedonia.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I didn't have any peace of mind, because I couldn't find Titus, our brother, there. So I said goodbye to the people in Troas and went to the province of Macedonia.

New American Standard 1977
I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I had no rest in my spirit because I did not find Titus my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

King James 2000 Bible
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

American King James Version
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

American Standard Version
I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother; but bidding them farewell, I went into Macedonia.

Darby Bible Translation
I had no rest in my spirit at not finding Titus my brother; but bidding them adieu, I came away to Macedonia.

English Revised Version
I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.

Webster's Bible Translation
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

Weymouth New Testament
yet, obtaining no relief for my spirit because I did not find our brother Titus, I bade them farewell and went on into Macedonia.

World English Bible
I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn't find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia.

Young's Literal Translation
I have not had rest to my spirit, on my not finding Titus my brother, but having taken leave of them, I went forth to Macedonia;
Study Bible
Triumph in Christ
12Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord, 13I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia. 14But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.…
Cross References
Mark 6:46
After bidding them farewell, He went up on the mountain to pray.

Romans 15:26
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 7:5
For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction--conflicts on the outside, fears within.

2 Corinthians 7:6
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the arrival of Titus,

2 Corinthians 7:13
On account of this, we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were even more delighted by the joy of Titus. For his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

2 Corinthians 7:14
Indeed, I was not embarrassed by anything I had boasted to him about you. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting to Titus has proved to be true as well.

2 Corinthians 8:6
So we urged Titus to help complete your act of grace, just as he had started it.

2 Corinthians 8:16
But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you.

2 Corinthians 12:18
I urged Titus to visit you, and I sent our brother with him. Did Titus exploit you in any way? Did we not walk in the same spirit and follow in the same footsteps?

Galatians 2:1
Fourteen years later I went up again to Jerusalem, accompanied by Barnabas. I took Titus along also.
Treasury of Scripture

I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

no rest.

2 Corinthians 7:5,6 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but …

Titus.

2 Corinthians 8:6,16,23 So that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also …

2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a …

Galatians 2:1,3 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, …

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is …

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, …

I went.

Acts 20:1,2 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, …

(13) I had no rest in my spirit.--Instead of coming himself straight from Ephesus, as he had at first intended, and had intimated probably in the lost letter of 1Corinthians 5:9, or by Timotheus (1Corinthians 4:17), or pressing on through Macedonia, as he purposed when he wrote the First Epistle (1Corinthians 16:5), he had sent on Titus (himself possibly connected with Corinth: see Note on Acts 18:7) to ascertain what had been the effects of that Epistle on the Corinthian Church. Titus was to return to him at Troas. Not meeting him there, St. Paul, in his eager anxiety to hear something more than Timotheus had been able to tell him, left Troas, in spite of the opening which it presented for his work as a preacher of the gospel, and hastened on into Macedonia. Taking the route that he had taken before, he would probably go to Philippi, where he would find St. Luke; and we may conjecture, without much risk of error, that it was there that he and Titus met.

Verse 13. - I had; literally, I have had. The perfect vividly realizes the scene through which he had passed. I had no rest. St. Paul had evidently told Titus to come from his mission to Corinth and meet him at Troas. But either St. Paul reached the town earlier than he intended, or Titus had been delayed. Now, the apostle was so intensely eager to know how his rebukes had been received - the name of "Corinth" was so deeply engraven on his heart - he could so ill endure the thought of being on angry terms with converts which he so deeply loved, that the non-appearance of Titus filled him with devouring anxiety and rendered him incapable of any other work. In my spirit; rather, to my spirit. It was the loftiest part of St. Paul's nature - his spirit - which was utterly incapacitated from effort by the restlessness of his miserable uncertainty about the Corinthian Church. The disclosure of such feelings ought to have had a powerful influence on the Corinthians. We see from 1 Thessalonians 3:5, 9 that St. Paul yearned for tidings of his converts with an intensity which can hardly be realized by less fervent and self-devoted natures. I found not Titus my brother. Not only "the brother," but "my brother;" the man whom in matters of this kind I most trusted as an affectionate and able fellow worker (2 Corinthians 7:6; 2 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 12:18). Titus, though not mentioned in the Acts, is the most prominent person in this Epistle, and it is evident that St. Paul felt for him a warm affection and respect (2 Corinthians 7:13, 15; 2 Corinthians 8:16, 17; 2 Timothy 4:10). Taking my leave of them; i.e. of the Christians in Troas. The word for "taking leave" is also found in Mark 6:46. Into Macedonia. As he had intended to do (1 Corinthians 16:5; Acts 20:1). He had doubtless told Titus to look out for him at Philippi, and expected to meet him there on his way to Troas. I had no rest in my spirit,.... Though there was such a door opened to preach the Gospel, and such an opportunity of doing good, yet he was greatly distressed in his mind; very restless and uneasy in his spirit, and could not be satisfied to stay; which shows, that though he was so great a man, he was but a man, and of like passions with others: and the occasion of this dissatisfaction and uneasiness was,

because, says he,

I found not Titus my brother; whom he so styles, not merely because he was a fellow Christian, but because he was a fellow labourer in the Gospel; and by calling him so, puts an honour upon him, and expresses his affliction for him: now not finding him as he expected, he grew uneasy: not that he wanted him as an interpreter for him, or his assistance in preaching the Gospel at Troas, where so many were inclined to hear the word; but because he was exceedingly desirous of knowing from him the state of affairs in the church at Corinth; so that this whole account is given, to show his affectionate concern for, and care of that church: which he goes on with, saying,

but taking my leave of them; the disciples at Troas, and ordering and prescribing, as the word here used signifies, how things should be managed for the best after his departure; for as there was a door opened for the ministry of the word, it cannot be thought he would leave it thus, without fixing proper persons to go on with the work, and proper directions how to conduct themselves; and very likely he ordained Carpus to be their elder, bishop, or overseer: and having done this, he

went into Macedonia; in quest of Titus, whom he so earnestly desired to see, and by whose coming to him he was greatly refreshed and comforted; see 2 Corinthians 7:5. 13. no rest in my spirit—rather, "no rest for my spirit" (Ge 8:9). As here his "spirit" had no rest; so in 2Co 7:5, his "flesh." His "spirit" under the Holy Spirit, hence, concluded that it was not necessary to avail himself of the "door" of usefulness at Troas any longer.

taking … leave of them—the disciples at Troas.2:12-17 A believer's triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian's joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.
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