2 Corinthians 8:17
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.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed he accepted the exhortation: but, being more careful, of his own will he went unto you.

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For indeed he accepted the exhortation: but, being more careful, of his own will he went unto you.

accepted.

2 Corinthians 8:6 Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that, as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, that you suffer this word of consolation. For I have written to you in a few words.

but.

2 Corinthians 8:8,10 I speak not as commanding: but by the carefulness of others, approving also the good disposition of your charity. . . .

Context
Titus Commended
16And thanks be to God, who hath given the same carefulness for you in the heart of Titus. 17For indeed he accepted the exhortation: but, being more careful, of his own will he went unto you. 18We have sent also with him the brother whose praise is in the gospel through all the churches.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 8:6
Insomuch, that we desired Titus, that, as he had begun, so also he would finish among you this same grace.

2 Corinthians 12:18
I desired Titus: and I sent with him a brother. Did Titus overreach you? Did we not walk with the same spirit? Did we not in the same steps?

Additional Translations
For not only did he welcome our appeal, but he is eagerly coming to you of his own volition.

For indeed he accepted our appeal, but being very earnest, of his own accord he has gone out to you.

For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

For he received indeed the entreaty, but, being full of zeal, he went of his own accord to you;

For indeed he accepted our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

for Titus welcomed our request, and, being thoroughly in earnest, comes to you of his own free will.

For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.

because indeed the exhortation he accepted, and being more diligent, of his own accord he went forth unto you,
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