2 Timothy 4:12
New International Version
I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

New Living Translation
I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

English Standard Version
Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

Berean Study Bible
Tychicus, however, I have sent to Ephesus.

Berean Literal Bible
But I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

King James Bible
And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

New King James Version
And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

New American Standard Bible
But I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

NASB 1995
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

NASB 1977
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

Amplified Bible
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

Christian Standard Bible
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

American Standard Version
But Tychicus I sent to Ephesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have sent Tukiqus to Ephesaus.

Contemporary English Version
I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

Good News Translation
I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

International Standard Version
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

Literal Standard Version
and I sent Tychicus to Ephesus;

New American Bible
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

NET Bible
Now I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

New Revised Standard Version
I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

New Heart English Bible
But I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

Weymouth New Testament
Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

World English Bible
But I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and Tychicus I sent to Ephesus;

Additional Translations ...
Personal Concerns
11Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is useful to me in the ministry. 12Tychicus, however, I have sent to Ephesus. 13When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, and my scrolls, especially the parchments.…

Cross References
Acts 18:19
When they reached Ephesus, Paul parted ways with Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue there and reasoned with the Jews.

Acts 18:21
But as he left, he said, "I will come back to you if God is willing." And he set sail from Ephesus.

Acts 19:1
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples

Acts 20:4
Paul was accompanied by Sopater son of Pyrrhus from Berea, Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from the province of Asia.

Ephesians 6:21
Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know about me and what I am doing.

Ephesians 6:22
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Colossians 4:7
Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a beloved brother, a faithful minister, and a fellow servant in the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture

And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.


Acts 20:4
And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

Ephesians 6:21
But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:

Colossians 4:7
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:


Acts 20:16,17,25
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost…

1 Timothy 1:3
As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

(12) And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.--Instead of "and," the Greek particle here should be rendered "but Tychicus." "This 'but' appears to refer to a suppressed thought, suggested by the concluding portion of the last (11th) verse: bring Mark. I need one who is profitable (or serviceable) for the ministry. I had one in Tychicus, but he is gone" (Ellicott). Neither the period of Tychicus' journey nor its object is alluded to here. It probably took place some time, however, before the sending of this Epistle to Timothy. Tychicus was evidently one of the trusted companions of St. Paul. He had been with him, we know, on his third missionary journey, and had, during St. Paul's first Roman imprisonment, some six or seven years before, been charged with a mission by his master to Ephesus. In Ephesians 6:21 he is called a beloved brother and a faithful minister in the Lord. (See, too, Colossians 4:7, where he is spoken of in similar terms.) On the city of Ephesus, see Note on 1Timothy 1:3. It has been, with considerable probability, suggested that Tychicus had been the bearer of the first Epistle to Timothy. Between the writing of these two letters, we know, no great interval could have elapsed.

Verse 12. - But for and, A.V.; sent for have sent, A.V. Tychicus was with St. Paul when he wrote the Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:7), as was also Timothy (Colossians 1:1). The presence of Luke, Timothy, Tychicus, Mark, with Paul now, as then, is remarkable (see ver. 10, note). I sent to Ephesus. Theodoret (quoted by Alford, 'Proleg. to 2 Timothy,' ch. 9. sect. 1) says, "It is plain from this that St. Timothy was not at this time living at Ephesus, but somewhere else." And that certainly is the natural inference at first sight. But Bishop Ellicott suggests the possibility of Tychicus being the bearer of the First Epistle to Timothy, written not very long before, and this being merely an allusion to that well known fact. Another and more probable idea is that he was the bearer of this Epistle, that the object of his mission, like that of Artemas (Titus 3:12), was to take Timothy's place at Ephesus during Timothy's absence at Rome, and that he is thus mentioned in the Epistle in order to commend him to the reverent regard of the Ephesian Church (Wordsworth). It is argued against this that πρός σε would have been the more natural expression after the analogy of Colossians 4:7 and Titus 3:12. But this objection would be removed if we suppose that the Epistle was sent by another hand, and that it was very possible that Timothy might have started for Rome before Tychicus could arrive at Ephesus. He might have orders to visit Corinth or Macedonia on his way. (For the arguments for and against Timothy being at Ephesus at this time, see Alford's 'Proleg.,' as above.)

Parallel Commentaries ...

Τυχικὸν (Tychikon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5190: From a derivative of tugchano; fortuitous, i.e. Fortunate; Tychicus, a Christian.

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

I have sent
ἀπέστειλα (apesteila)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

εἰς (eis)
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Ἔφεσον (Epheson)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2181: Ephesus, a coast city, capital of the Roman province Asia. Probably of foreign origin; Ephesus, a city of Asia Minor.

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