Galatians 2:3
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English Standard Version
But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.

King James Bible
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

American Standard Version
But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Gentile, was compelled to be circumcised.

English Revised Version
But not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

Webster's Bible Translation
But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

Weymouth New Testament
But although my companion Titus was a Greek they did not insist upon even his being circumcised.

Galatians 2:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Neither (οὐδὲ)

More correctly, not even. So far were they from pronouncing my labor in vain, that not even Titus was compelled to be circumcised, although he was a Greek. Though approving Paul's preaching, the apostles might, for the sake of conciliation, have insisted on the circumcision of his Gentile companion.

Being a Greek (Ἕλλην ὤν)

Or, although he was a Greek. Const. closely with σὺν ἐμοι, with me. It was a bold proceeding for Paul to take an uncircumcised Gentile with him to the conference at Jerusalem.

Was compelled to be circumcised (ἠναγκάσθη περιτμηθῆναι)

That is. no constraint was applied by the Jerusalem church and its authorities for the circumcision of Titus. The statement is not that such an attempt was pressed but successfully resisted, but that circumcision was not insisted on by the church. The pressure in that direction came from "the false brethren" described in the next verse.

Galatians 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Galatians 5:2-6 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing...

Acts 15:24 For as much as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying...

Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters...

1 Corinthians 9:20,21 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law...

Cross References
Acts 16:3
Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.

2 Corinthians 2:13
my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.

Galatians 2:1
Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.

2 Timothy 4:10
For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Titus 1:4
To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

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