2 Corinthians 8:17
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New International Version
For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.

New Living Translation
Titus welcomed our request that he visit you again. In fact, he himself was very eager to go and see you.

English Standard Version
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest he is going to you of his own accord.

Berean Study Bible
For not only did he welcome our appeal, but he is eagerly coming to you of his own volition.

Berean Literal Bible
For indeed he accepted our appeal, but being very earnest, of his own accord he has gone out to you.

New American Standard Bible
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.

King James Bible
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For he accepted our urging and, being very diligent, went out to you by his own choice.

International Standard Version
He welcomed my request and eagerly went to visit you by his own free will.

NET Bible
because he not only accepted our request, but since he was very eager, he is coming to you of his own accord.

New Heart English Bible
For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he accepted our request and because he was greatly concerned, by his desire he went out among you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He accepted my request and eagerly went to visit you by his own free will.

New American Standard 1977
For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For indeed he accepted the exhortation, but being more diligent, of his own accord he went unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more earnest, of his own accord he went unto you.

American King James Version
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

American Standard Version
For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more careful, of his own will he went unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
For he received indeed the entreaty, but, being full of zeal, he went of his own accord to you;

English Revised Version
For indeed he accepted our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

Webster's Bible Translation
For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

Weymouth New Testament
for Titus welcomed our request, and, being thoroughly in earnest, comes to you of his own free will.

World English Bible
For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.

Young's Literal Translation
because indeed the exhortation he accepted, and being more diligent, of his own accord he went forth unto you,
Study Bible
Titus Commended
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. 18Along with Titus, we are sending the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in the gospel.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:6
So we urged Titus to help complete your act of grace, just as he had started it.

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?
Treasury of Scripture

For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

accepted.

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

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation: for …

but. See on.

2 Corinthians 8:8,10 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of …

(17) For indeed he accepted the exhortation . . .--The words have a two-fold purpose:--(1) To show that Titus was authorised by the Apostle, and acting at his request; (2) that he was so eager to go that he did not even need to be requested. The tense, "he went," is what is known as the epistolary aorist. Titus was to start, probably, as the bearer of this letter.

Verse 17. - The exhortation. My request that he would undertake this task. Being more forward. Because he was more earnestly zealous than I had ever ventured to hope, he went spontaneously. (On the word authairetos, see ver. 3.) For indeed, he accepted the exhortation,.... The Macedonians besought the apostle with much entreaty to give unto him, 2 Corinthians 8:4 or which being moved by their example, they gave unto him, namely, that he would go and finish what he had already begun; and accordingly he did not refuse, but readily accepted the exhortation: yea, not only so,

but being more forward; than was known or could have been expected; which shows that this was put into his heart by God, before it was moved unto him; so that if he had never been asked, or exhorted hereunto, he would have gone of himself:

of his own accord he went unto you; so great is his care of you; so great his love unto you so willing was he to come again and pay another visit: and especially on this account, where he had before been treated with so much respect and kindness. Titus having been at Corinth already, and being well known there, the apostle forbears saying anything more in his commendation. 17. being more forward—more earnest than to need such exhortation.

he went—Greek, "went forth." We should say, he is going forth; but the ancients put the past tense in letter writing, as the things will have been past by the time that the correspondent, receives the letter. "Of his own accord," that is, it is true he has been exhorted by me to go, but he shows that he has anticipated my desires, and already, "of his own accord," has desired to go.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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