Titus 3:13
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New International Version
Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need.

New Living Translation
Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with their trip. See that they are given everything they need.

English Standard Version
Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.

New American Standard Bible
Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.

King James Bible
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey, so that they will lack nothing.

International Standard Version
Do all you can to send Zenas the expert in the Law and Apollos on their way, and see that they have everything they need.

NET Bible
Make every effort to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; make sure they have what they need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But concerning Zena the Scribe and concerning Apollo, be diligent to attend well to them, that they would lack nothing,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give Zenas the lawyer and Apollos your best support for their trip so that they will have everything they need.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on ahead, procuring that nothing be lacking unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be lacking unto them.

American King James Version
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting to them.

American Standard Version
Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Send forward Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollo, with care, that nothing be wanting to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Zenas the lawyer and Apollos set forward diligently on their way, that nothing may be lacking to them;

English Revised Version
Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing may be wanting to them.

Weymouth New Testament
Help Zenas the lawyer forward on his journey with special care, and Apollos, so that they may have all they require.

World English Bible
Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them.

Young's Literal Translation
Zenas the lawyer and Apollos bring diligently on their way, that nothing to them may be lacking,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:12-15 Christianity is not a fruitless profession; and its professors must be filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. They must be doing good, as well as keeping away from evil. Let ours follow some honest labour and employment, to provide for themselves and their families. Christianity obliges all to seek some honest work and calling, and therein to abide with God. The apostle concludes with expressions of kind regard and fervent prayer. Grace be with you all; the love and favour of God, with the fruits and effects thereof, according to need; and the increase and feeling of them more and more in your souls. This is the apostle's wish and prayer, showing his affection to them, and desire for their good, and would be a means of obtaining for them, and bringing down on them, the thing requested. Grace is the chief thing to be wished and prayed for, with respect to ourselves or others; it is all good.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Set forward for bring, A.V. Set forward (πρόπεμψον); the technical expression both in the New Testament and the LXX., and also in classical Greek, for helping a person forward on their journey by supplying them with money food, letters of recommendation, escort, or whatever else they might require (see Acts 15:3; Acts 20:38; Acts 21:5; Romans 15:24; 1 Corinthians 16:6; 2 Corinthians 1:16; 3 John 1:6). Zenas the lawyer. He is utterly unknown. His name is short for Zenodorus, but whether he was "a Jewish scribe or Roman legist" can hardly be decided. But his companionship with Apollos, and the frequent application of the term νομικός in the New Testament to the Jewish scribes and lawyers (Matthew 22:35; Luke 7:30; Luke 10:25; Luke 11:45, 48, 52; Luke 14:3), makes it most probable that he was a Jewish lawyer. Apollos; the well-known and eminent Alexandrian Jew, who was instructed in the gospel by Aquila and Priscilla at Ephesus, and became a favorite teacher at Corinth (Acts 18:24; Acts 19:1; 1 Corinthians 1:12, and the following chapters, and Acts 16:12). It is a probable conjecture of Lewin's that Apollos was the bearer of this letter, written at Corinth, and was on his way to Alexandria, his native place, taking Crete on the way.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Bring Zenas the lawyer,.... Whether he was brought up to the civil law, either among the Greeks or Romans, is not certain; it may be he was a Jewish lawyer, or scribe, an interpreter of Moses's law among the Jews; for with them a lawyer and a scribe were one and the same, as appears from Matthew 22:35 compared with Mark 12:28 and the Syriac version here calls him "a scribe", and the Ethiopic version "a scribe of the city"; which looks as if it was a civil office he bore; but however, be he what he will, he seems to have been now a preacher of the Gospel, being joined with Apollos, who certainly was one: he is said to have been one of the seventy disciples of Christ, and afterwards bishop of Diospolis; See Gill on Luke 10:1; his name is the contraction of Zenodorus: him the apostle would have Titus bring,

and Apollos, on their journey diligently; who was a Jew born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures; who had preached at Corinth, but was now at Crete; and whom the apostle, with Zenas, would have provided with everything necessary for their journey:

that nothing be wanting unto them; which might be proper for them in their travels, to make them comfortable, and their journey pleasant and easy.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Bring … on their journey—Enable them to proceed forward by supplying necessaries for their journey.

Zenas—the contracted form of Zenodorus.

lawyer—a Jewish "scribe," who, when converted, still retained the title from his former occupation. A civil lawyer.

Apollos—with Zenas, probably the bearers of this Epistle. In 1Co 16:12, Apollos is mentioned as purposing to visit Corinth; his now being at Corinth (on the theory of Paul being at Corinth when he wrote) accords with this purpose. Crete would be on his way either to Palestine or his native place, Alexandria. Paul and Apollos thus appear in beautiful harmony in that very city where their names had been formerly the watchword of unchristian party work. It was to avoid this party rivalry that Apollos formerly was unwilling to visit Corinth though Paul desired him. Hippolytus mentions Zenas as one of the Seventy, and afterwards bishop of Diospolis.

Titus 3:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Final Remarks and Greetings
12When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them. 14Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:35
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:

Acts 15:3
The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad.

Acts 18:24
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.

Acts 19:1
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples

1 Corinthians 16:12
Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.

3 John 1:6
They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.
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Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting …

Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against …

Luke 10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, …

Luke 11:45,52 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master, thus saying …

Luke 14:3 And Jesus answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is …

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