Acts 20:5
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New International Version
These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.

New Living Translation
They went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.

English Standard Version
These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas,

Berean Study Bible
These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas.

Berean Literal Bible
But these, having gone ahead, waited for us in Troas.

New American Standard Bible
But these had gone on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas.

King James Bible
These going before tarried for us at Troas.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas,

International Standard Version
These men went on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.

NET Bible
These had gone on ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.

New Heart English Bible
But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These went before us and waited for us in Troas.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All these men went ahead and were waiting for us in Troas.

New American Standard 1977
But these had gone on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These going before tarried for us at Troas.

King James 2000 Bible
These going before tarried for us at Troas.

American King James Version
These going before tarried for us at Troas.

American Standard Version
But these had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These going before, stayed for us at Troas.

Darby Bible Translation
These going before waited for us in Troas;

English Revised Version
But these had gone before, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Webster's Bible Translation
These going before, tarried for us at Troas.

Weymouth New Testament
These brethren had gone on and were waiting for us in the Troad.

World English Bible
But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas.

Young's Literal Translation
these, having gone before, did remain for us in Troas,
Study Bible
Paul in Macedonia and Greece
4Paul was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia. 5These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas. 6And after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we sailed from Philippi, and five days later we rejoined them in Troas, where we stayed seven days.…
Cross References
Acts 16:8
So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

Acts 16:10
As soon as Paul had seen the vision, we got ready to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Acts 16:11
We sailed from Troas straight to Samothrace, and on the following day on to Neapolis.

Acts 20:6
And after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, we sailed from Philippi, and five days later we rejoined them in Troas, where we stayed seven days.

Acts 20:7
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Since Paul was ready to leave the next day, he talked to them and kept on speaking until midnight.

Acts 20:13
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, where we were to take Paul aboard. He had arranged this because he was going there on foot.
Treasury of Scripture

These going before tarried for us at Troas.

Troas. Troas was a maritime city and country of Phrygia, in Asia Minor, anciently called Dardania, lying on the Hellespont, west of Mysia

Acts 16:8,11 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas…

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and …

2 Timothy 4:13 The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when you come, bring …

(5) These going before tarried for us at Troas.--Two motives may be assigned for this arrangement--(1) It enabled St. Paul to keep the Passover with the church at Philippi, starting "after the days of unleavened bread," and that feast was already assuming a new character as the festival of the Resurrection, bringing with it also the commemoration that "Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us" (1Corinthians 5:7-8); (2) The disciples who went on in advance would announce St. Paul's coming to the church of Troas, and so there would be a full gathering to receive him and listen to him on his arrival.

Verse 5. - But these had gone for these going, A.V. and T.R.; and were waiting for tarried, A.V. The narrative is so concise that the exact details are matters of conjecture. There is consequently much difference of opinion about them. Howson, with whom Farrar (vol. 2:274) apparently agrees, thinks that the whole party traveled together by land through Bercea and Thessalonica, to Philippi; that the party consisting of Sopater, Aristarchus and Secundus, Gains, Timothy, Tychicus, and Trophimus, went on at once from Philippi via Neapolis, to Troas, leaving St. Paul, who was now joined by St. Luke, at Philippi, to pass eight or nine days there during the Feast of the Passover. And this seems quite consistent with St. Luke's narrative. But Lewin (vol. it. p. 74) thinks that only St. Paul (accompanied, as he supposes, by Luke, Titus, and Jason) went to Macedonia, and that the others sailed direct from Cenchreae to Troas. Renan, on the other hand, thinks they all sailed together from Cenchreae to Neapolis, whence Paul's party went to Philippi, and the others to Troas. There is no clue to the reason why the party thus separated. These going before,.... The apostle into Asia, all but Sopater, who accompanied him:

tarried for us at Troas; a city in Asia Minor; see Acts 16:8 whither they went before hand a nearer way, to provide for the apostle, and where they waited for him, and for Sopater, and for Luke, the writer of this history, who appears from hence to be in company with the apostle, and for as many others as were along with him. 5, 6. These going before—perhaps to announce and prepare for the apostle's coming.

tarried for us at Troas.20:1-6 Tumults or opposition may constrain a Christian to remove from his station or alter his purpose, but his work and his pleasure will be the same, wherever he goes. Paul thought it worth while to bestow five days in going to Troas, though it was but for seven days' stay there; but he knew, and so should we, how to redeem even journeying time, and to make it turn to some good account.
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