2 Corinthians 8:18
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English Standard Version
With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel.

King James Bible
And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;

American Standard Version
And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel is spread through all the churches;

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have sent also with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel through all the churches.

English Revised Version
And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel is spread through all the churches;

Webster's Bible Translation
And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;

Weymouth New Testament
And we send with him the brother whose praises for his earnestness in proclaiming the Good News are heard throughout all the Churches.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The brother whose praise is in the Gospel

Is should be joined with throughout all the churches; as Rev., whose praise in the Gospel is spread throughout, etc. The person referred to has been variously identified with Titus' brother, Barnabas, Mark, Luke, and Epaenetus, mentioned in Romans 16:5. The reference to Epaenetus has been urged on the ground of a supposed play upon the word praise, epainos; Epaenetus meaning praiseworthy; and the parallel is cited in the case of Onesimus profitable, of whom Paul says that he will henceforth be useful, Plm 1:11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the brother. This is generally supposed to have been Said. Luke, 'whose praise was in all the churches,' on account of the gospel which he had written, and for many zealous services in its cause.

2 Corinthians 8:19,22,23 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace...

2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit?...

throughout.

Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.

1 Corinthians 7:17
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 16:3
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 2:12
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord,

2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker for your benefit. And as for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:18
I urged Titus to go, and sent the brother with him. Did Titus take advantage of you? Did we not act in the same spirit? Did we not take the same steps?

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