2 Corinthians 8:17
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
When we begged Titus to visit you, he said he would. He wanted to because he cared so much for you.

Good News Translation
Not only did he welcome our request; he was so eager to help that of his own free will he decided to go to 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
Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

Hebrews 13:22
And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.

but.

2 Corinthians 8:8,10
I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love…







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

not only
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

did he welcome
ἐδέξατο (edexato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

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

appeal,
παράκλησιν (paraklēsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3874: From parakaleo; imploration, hortation, solace.

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

he
ὑπάρχων (hyparchōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5225: To begin, am, exist, be in possession. From hupo and archomai; to begin under, i.e. Come into existence; expletively, to exist (verb).

{is} eagerly
σπουδαιότερος (spoudaioteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4705: Diligent, earnest, zealous, eager. From spoude; prompt, energetic, earnest.

coming
ἐξῆλθεν (exēlthen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

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

of his own volition.
αὐθαίρετος (authairetos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 830: Of one's own accord, self-chosen. From autos and the same as hairetizo; self-chosen, i.e. voluntary.
(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.) 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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