Philippians 2:19
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you.

New Living Translation
If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along.

English Standard Version
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.

Berean Study Bible
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I learn how you are doing.

Berean Literal Bible
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be encouraged, having known the things concerning you.

New American Standard Bible
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition.

King James Bible
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I also may be encouraged when I hear news about you.

International Standard Version
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I can be encouraged when I learn of your condition.

NET Bible
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be encouraged by hearing news about you.

New Heart English Bible
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered up when I know how you are doing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I hope in our Lord Yeshua to send Timotheus to you soon, so that I may have refreshing when I learn about you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hope that the Lord Jesus will allow me to send Timothy to you soon so that I can receive some encouraging news about you.

New American Standard 1977
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort when I know your state.

King James 2000 Bible
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

American King James Version
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

American Standard Version
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy unto you shortly, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know the things concerning you.

Darby Bible Translation
But I hope in [the] Lord Jesus to send Timotheus to you shortly, that I also may be refreshed, knowing how ye get on.

English Revised Version
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Weymouth New Testament
But, if the Lord permits it, I hope before long to send Timothy to you, that I, in turn, may be cheered by getting news of you.

World English Bible
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered up when I know how you are doing.

Young's Literal Translation
And I hope, in the Lord Jesus, Timotheus to send quickly to you, that I also may be of good spirit, having known the things concerning you,
Study Bible
Timothy and Epaphroditus
18So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. 19Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I learn how you are doing. 20I have nobody else like him who will genuinely care for your needs.…
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.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

Philippians 2:18
So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Philippians 2:23
So I hope to send him as soon as I see what happens with me.

1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could stand it no more, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter had somehow tempted you and caused our labor to be in vain.
Treasury of Scripture

But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

But. or, Moreover.

Philippians 2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes …

Matthew 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that …

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

James 4:15 For that you ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do …

1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and …

to send.

Philippians 2:23,25 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how …

Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints …

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

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

Ephesians 6:21,22 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a …

Colossians 4:8,9 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that he might know …

1 Thessalonians 3:2,6 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

that I.

Philippians 2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, …

1 Thessalonians 3:6-8 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, …

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the …

(19-24) St. Paul takes occasion of a promise to send Timothy shortly, to give an emphatic commendation of him, and adds a hope that he may soon come to Philippi himself.

(19) We note that here Timothy is spoken of in the third person; hence, though he is joined with St. Paul in the salutation (see Philippians 1:1), the Epistle is the Apostle's, and his alone. The same is the case in the First Epistle to the Thessalonians (comp. Philippians 1:1 with Philippians 3:2; Philippians 3:6).

That I also may be of good comfort.--The words express some anxiety, but greater confidence, as to the news which Timothy on returning was likely to bring. We have instances of a similar but far stronger anxiety of affection in 2Corinthians 2:13; 2Corinthians 7:6-7, and 1Thessalonians 3:1-9. In regard to the Philippians it might exist in detail, but was swallowed up in confidence on all main points.

Verse 19. - But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you; read and translate, with R.V., I hope in the Lord Jesus. He had urged them, in Ver. 12, not to depend too much on human teachers; but "much more in nay absence work out your own salvation;" still he will give them what help he can - he will send Timotheus. In the Lord Jesus (comp. Philippians 1:8, 14; 3:24). Bishop Lightfoot has a beautiful note here: "The Christian is a part of Christ, a member of his body. His every thought and word and deed proceed from Christ, as the center of volition. Thus he loves in the Lord, he hopes in the Lord, he boasts in the Lord, he labors in the Lord. He has one guiding principle in acting and forbearing to act, 'only in the Lord' (1 Corinthians 7:39)."That I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. Timothy is both to assist the Philippians by his presence and counsel, and to comfort St. Paul by bringing back tidings of their Christian life. But I trust in the Lord Jesus,.... Or "hope"; not in himself, his wisdom, will, resolutions, and purposes; nor in an arm of flesh, in any human aid and power; nor in princes, nor in Nero, the Roman emperor, as expecting a release from bonds by him, when he could the more easily part with Timothy; but in the Lord Jesus, in the Lord whom every tongue shall confess to be so; and in that Jesus, in whose name every knee shall bow; who is King of kings, and Lord of lords, and the only Saviour and Deliverer of his people; who has the hearts of all men in his hands, and all power in heaven and in earth: he hoped and trusted, that through the goodness and power of Christ, opening a way for him, he should be able

to send Timotheus shortly unto you; one that had known the Scriptures from his youth, and was very early converted to the Christian faith, was an eminent preacher of the Gospel, and well known to the Philippians. The apostle hoped to send him to them "shortly", in a very little time; this he said in order to encourage them, and thereby suggesting, that he thought his own deliverance was at hand: this hope did not arise from a sure and certain persuasion of the thing, but from love to these saints; he had a very great affection for them; he knew that a Gospel minister, and particularly Timothy, would be of great comfort and service to them; wherefore, from that love which hopes all things, he hoped he should, in a short time, be able to serve them in love that way: the end he proposed in it is next expressed,

that I also may be of good comfort when I know your state; not their worldly estate, their secular affairs, and whether they prospered in their trades and business, and increased in riches; nor their corporeal estate, or state of health, and whether they prospered in their bodies, not but that the knowledge of each of these would be welcome to the apostle; nor everyone's personal spiritual estate, what was the particular case and state of each member; for though it is the business of a pastor of a church to look diligently to the state of his flock, and learn the case of every particular member, the apostle could not be thought to come at such an exact knowledge of things, who had the care of all the churches upon him; but their ecclesiastical state, their church state in general; how the Gospel stood with them, and they in that; whether they held it fast, and strove for it, and what ground the false teachers got among them; how the ordinances of the Gospel were regarded and attended on by them; with what life and light, and liberty and zeal, their ministers preached the word; and what success they had to the conversion of sinners, and comfort of saints; and how they behaved towards them, in honouring, obeying, and submitting to them, and esteeming them highly for their works' sake; what an increase of gifts, grace, and numbers there was among them; and what harmony, love, peace, and concord subsisted between them; and what afflictions and persecutions they endured for the sake of Christ; and with what patience, faith, and cheerfulness they bore them. By the return of Timothy he hoped to have knowledge of these things, that so he might "also be of good comfort"; as they would be by the coming of Timothy to them, by his preaching among them, and relating to them the case and circumstances of the apostle, how cheerful he was under his afflictions, and of what use they were to the cause of Christ. The comfort and pleasure of Gospel ministers lie in the good of the churches of Christ; it puts them in good heart and soul, as the word here used signifies, when they hear of their steadfastness in the faith of Christ, of their love to one another, and all the saints, and of their patience under sufferings. 19. Php 2:22, "ye know the proof of him … that … he hath served with me," implies that Timothy had been long with Paul at Philippi; Accordingly, in the history (Ac 16:1-4; 17:10, 14), we find them setting out together from Derbe in Lycaonia, and together again at Berea in Macedonia, near the conclusion of Paul's missionary journey: an undesigned coincidence between the Epistle and history, a mark of genuineness [Paley]. From Php 2:19-30, it appears Epaphroditus was to set out at once to allay the anxiety of the Philippians on his account, and at the same time bearing the Epistle; Timothy was to follow after the apostle's liberation was decided, when they could arrange their plans more definitely as to where Timothy should, on his return with tidings from Philippi, meet Paul, who was designing by a wider circuit, and slower progress, to reach that city. Paul's reason for sending Timothy so soon after having heard of the Philippians from Epaphroditus was that they were now suffering persecutions (Php 1:28-30); and besides, Epaphroditus' delay through sickness on his journey to Rome from Philippi, made the tidings he brought to be of less recent date than Paul desired. Paul himself also hoped to visit them shortly.

But I trust—Yet my death is by no means certain; yea, "I hope (Greek) in the Lord (that is, by the Lord's help)"

unto you—literally, "for you," that is, to your satisfaction, not merely motion, to you.

I also—that not only you "may be of good courage" (so Greek) on hearing of me (Php 2:23), but "I also, when I know your state."2:19-30 It is best with us, when our duty becomes natural to us. Naturally, that is, sincerely, and not in pretence only; with a willing heart and upright views. We are apt to prefer our own credit, ease, and safety, before truth, holiness, and duty; but Timothy did not so. Paul desired liberty, not that he might take pleasure, but that he might do good. Epaphroditus was willing to go to the Philippians, that he might be comforted with those who had sorrowed for him when he was sick. It seems, his illness was caused by the work of God. The apostle urges them to love him the more on that account. It is doubly pleasant to have our mercies restored by God, after great danger of their removal; and this should make them more valued. What is given in answer to prayer, should be received with great thankfulness and joy.
Jump to Previous
Cheered Comfort Encouraged Getting Good Hope Hoping Jesus Learn News Permits Quickly Receive Refreshed Shortly Soon Spirit State Timotheus Timothy Trust Turn
Jump to Next
Cheered Comfort Encouraged Getting Good Hope Hoping Jesus Learn News Permits Quickly Receive Refreshed Shortly Soon Spirit State Timotheus Timothy Trust Turn
Links
Philippians 2:19 NIV
Philippians 2:19 NLT
Philippians 2:19 ESV
Philippians 2:19 NASB
Philippians 2:19 KJV

Philippians 2:19 Biblia Paralela
Philippians 2:19 Chinese Bible
Philippians 2:19 French Bible
Philippians 2:19 German Bible

Alphabetical: about also be But cheered condition encouraged hope I in Jesus learn Lord may news of receive send shortly so soon that the Timothy to when you your

NT Letters: Philippians 2:19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus (Philipp. Phil. Php.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Philippians 2:18
Top of Page
Top of Page