2 Corinthians 8:16
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.

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

New King James Version
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.

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

NASB 1995
But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.

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

Amplified Bible
But thanks be to God who puts the same genuine concern for you in the heart of Titus.

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

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

American Standard Version
But thanks be to God, who putteth 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.

Contemporary English Version
I am grateful that God made Titus care as much about you as we do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thanks be to God, who hath given the same carefulness 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.

Good News Translation
How we thank God for making Titus as eager as we are to help you!

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And thanks to God, who is putting the same diligence for you in the heart of Titus,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem:

Nehemiah 2:12
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

Jeremiah 31:31
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

earnest.

2 Corinthians 7:7,12
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more…

Philippians 2:20
For I have no man likeminded, 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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

thanks [be]
Χάρις (Charis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

to God,
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

who
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

put
διδόντι (didonti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

into
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heart
καρδίᾳ (kardia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2588: Prolonged from a primary kar; the heart, i.e. the thoughts or feelings; also the middle.

of Titus
Τίτου (Titou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5103: Of Latin origin but uncertain significance; Titus, a Christian.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

same
αὐτὴν (autēn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Feminine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

devotion
σπουδὴν (spoudēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4710: (a) speed, haste, (b) diligence, earnestness, enthusiasm. From speudo; 'speed', i.e. despatch, eagerness, earnestness.

[I have] for
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

you.
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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