New American Standard Bible
Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.
King James Bible
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
Darby Bible Translation
Zenas the lawyer and Apollos set forward diligently on their way, that nothing may be lacking to them;
World English Bible
Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them.
Young's Literal Translation
Zenas the lawyer and Apollos bring diligently on their way, that nothing to them may be lacking,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Bring Zenas the lawyer - - This person is not elsewhere mentioned in the New Testament, and nothing more is known of him. He belonged doubtless to that class of persons so often mentioned in the New Testament as lawyers; that is, who were regarded as qualified to expound the Jewish laws; see the notes at Matthew 22:35. It does not mean that he practiced law, in the modern sense of that phrase. He had doubtless been converted to the Christian faith, and it is not improbable that there were Jews at Nicopolis, and that Paul supposed he might be particularly useful among them.
And Apollos - Notes, Acts 18:24. He was also well-skilled in the laws of Moses, being "mighty in the Scriptures" Acts 18:24, and he and Zenas appear to have been traveling together. It would seem that they had been already on a journey, probably in preaching the gospel, and Paul supposed that they would be in Crete, and that Titus could aid them.
Diligently - 2 Timothy 4:9; Greek Speedily; i. e., facilitate their journey as much as possible.
That nothing be wanting unto them - Nothing necessary for their journey. Paul desired that they might meet with hospitable treatment from Christians in Crete, and might not be embarrassed for the want of that which was needful for their journey. It would seem most probable that they had been sent by Paul on a visit to the churches.
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One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren.
Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures.
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
1 Corinthians 16:12
But concerning Apollos our brother, I encouraged him greatly to come to you with the brethren; and it was not at all his desire to come now, but he will come when he has opportunity.
3 John 1:6
and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
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