2 Corinthians 8:16
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New International Version
Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you.

New Living Translation
But thank God! He has given Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have.

English Standard Version
But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you.

Berean Study Bible
But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you.

Berean Literal Bible
But thanks to God, the One putting into the heart of Titus the same earnestness for you.

New American Standard Bible
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

King James Bible
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Thanks be to God who put the same concern for you into the heart of Titus.

International Standard Version
But thanks be to God, who placed in the heart of Titus the same dedication to you that I have.

NET Bible
But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you,

New Heart English Bible
But thanks be to God, who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But thank God who gave this concern for you to the heart of Titus.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thank God for making Titus as dedicated to you as I am.

New American Standard 1977
But thanks be to God, who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thanks be to God, who put the same diligence into the heart of Titus for you.

King James 2000 Bible
But thanks be to God, who put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

American King James Version
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

American Standard Version
But thanks be to God, who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thanks be to God, who hath given the same carefulness for you in the heart of Titus.

Darby Bible Translation
But thanks [be] to God, who gives the same diligent zeal for you in the heart of Titus.

English Revised Version
But thanks be to God, which putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thanks be to God, who put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

Weymouth New Testament
But thanks be to God that He inspires the heart of Titus with the same deep interest in you;

World English Bible
But thanks be to God, who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

Young's Literal Translation
And thanks to God, who is putting the same diligence for you in the heart of Titus,
Study Bible
Titus Commended
15As it is written: “He who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no shortfall.” 16But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you. 17For not only did he welcome our appeal, but he is eagerly coming to you of his own volition.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 2:13
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.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But 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.

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

2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you. As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches to the glory of Christ.

Revelation 17:17
For God has put it into their hearts to carry out His purpose by uniting to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.
Treasury of Scripture

But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

thanks.

Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing …

Nehemiah 2:12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told …

Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant …

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

Revelation 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, …

earnest.

2 Corinthians 7:7,12 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he …

Philippians 2:20 For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.

(16) Thanks be to God, which put . . .--Better, which putteth, the verb being in the present tense, and referring to what was then passing after Titus's return from Corinth.

The same earnest care.--There is no direct comparison, but what he means is the same care as his own. Titus had shown himself a true son of his spiritual father (Titus 1:1).

Verse 16. - Which put; rather, which giveth. The zeal is continuous. The same earnest care. The same in the heart of Titus as in my own. But thanks be to God,.... The apostle proceeds to give an account of the persons and their characters, who were employed in making this collection at Corinth for the poor saints, and begins with Titus; and the rather because he had been already concerned in setting afoot that good work among them; and gives thanks to God,

which, says he,

put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you, by "earnest care" is meant that very great carefulness, solicitude, and diligence, Titus had shown in stirring them up to a liberal contribution; and which was the same that he had expressed in the arguments just now used by him, to engage them in the same service; and this care, as it was a very earnest and hearty one, so he suggests that it was more for them, than for the sake of the poor; the performance of acts of beneficence and liberality tending more to the advantage and account of the giver than of the receiver: and he further intimates, that these good motions in the heart of Titus were not merely natural, or the effects of human power and free will, but were of God, as every good thing is; they were wrought in him by the Spirit of God, and sprung from the grace of God, and therefore the apostle returns thanks to God for the same; and the mention of this could not fail of carrying weight with it, and of having some influence on the minds of the Corinthians. 16, 17. Returning to the subject of 2Co 8:6.

for you—Translate, "Which put the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus," as was in myself. My care for you led me to "desire" him (2Co 8:6, 17, "exhortation," the same Greek); but Titus had of himself the same care, whence he "accepted (gladly) my exhortation" (2Co 8:17) to go to you (2Co 8:6).8:16-24 The apostle commends the brethren sent to collect their charity, that it might be known who they were, and how safely they might be trusted. It is the duty of all Christians to act prudently; to hinder, as far as we can, all unjust suspicions. It is needful, in the first place, to act uprightly in the sight of God, but things honest in the sight of men should also be attended to. A clear character, as well as a pure conscience, is requisite for usefulness. They brought glory to Christ as instruments, and had obtained honour from Christ to be counted faithful, and employed in his service. The good opinion others have of us, should be an argument with us to do well.
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