Acts 16:3
Good News Translation
Paul wanted to take Timothy along with him, so he circumcised him. He did so because all the Jews who lived in those places knew that Timothy's father was Greek.

Contemporary English Version
and Paul wanted him to go with them. But Paul first had him circumcised, because all the Jewish people around there knew that Timothy's father was Greek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Him Paul would have to go along with him: and taking him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew that his father was a Gentile.

New American Bible
and Paul wanted him to come along with him. On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Him Paul would have to go along with him: and taking him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew that his father was a Gentile.

would.

Acts 15:37,40 And Barnabas would have taken with them John also, that was surnamed Mark. . . .

and took.

Acts 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood.

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing: but the observance of the commandments of God.

1 Corinthians 9:20 And I became to the Jews a Jew, that I might gain the Jews:

Galatians 2:3,8 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Gentile, was compelled to be circumcised. . . .

Galatians 5:1-3,6 Stand fast and be not held again under the yoke of bondage. . . .

Context
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
2To this man the brethren that were in Lystra and Iconium gave a good testimony. 3Him Paul would have to go along with him: and taking him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew that his father was a Gentile. 4And as they passed through the cities, they delivered unto them the decrees for to keep, that were decreed by the apostles and ancients who were at Jerusalem.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:20
And I became to the Jews a Jew, that I might gain the Jews:

Galatians 2:3
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Gentile, was compelled to be circumcised.

Philippians 2:22
Now know ye the proof of him: that as a son with the father, so hath he served with me in the gospel.

Additional Translations
Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, so he took him and circumcised him on account of the Jews in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Paul wanted this one to go forth with him, and having taken him, he circumcised him on account of the Jews being in those parts; for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Him would Paul have go forth with him, and took [him and] circumcised him on account of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew his father that he was a Greek.

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those quarters: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

and Paul desiring that he should accompany him on his journey, took him and circumcised him on account of the Jews in those parts, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Paul wanted to have him go out with him, and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those parts; for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

this one did Paul wish to go forth with him, and having taken him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who are in those places, for they all knew his father -- that he was a Greek.
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