New International Version
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
King James Bible
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
Darby Bible Translation
Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus, by God's will, and Timotheus the brother,
World English Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
Young's Literal Translation
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Paul, an apostle - by the will of God - As the word αποστολος, apostle, signifies one sent, an envoy or messenger, any person or persons may be the senders: but the word is particularly restrained to the messengers of the everlasting Gospel, sent immediately from God himself; and this is what St. Paul particularly remarks here when he calls himself an apostle by the will of God; signifying that he had derived his commission from an express volition or purpose of the Almighty.
And Timotheus - Though Timothy is here joined in the salutation, yet he has never been understood as having any part in composing this epistle. He has been considered as the amanuensis or scribe of the apostle.
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Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.
1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,
2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God's holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:
1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God's service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker--
I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.
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