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Chapter 16

Paul in Lycaonia: Timothy. He reached [also] Derbe and Lystra where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.(A) The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,(B)

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22 Then he sent to Macedonia two of his assistants, Timothy and Erastus, while he himself stayed for a while in the province of Asia.

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Return to Troas. (A)Sopater, the son of Pyrrhus, from Beroea, accompanied him, as did Aristarchus and Secundus from Thessalonica, Gaius from Derbe, Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus from Asia

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17 For this reason I am sending you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord; he will remind you of my ways in Christ [Jesus], just as I teach them everywhere in every church.(A)

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10 If Timothy comes, see that he is without fear in your company, for he is doing the work of the Lord just as I am.(A)

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IV. Travel Plans of Paul and His Assistants[a]

Timothy and Paul. 19 I hope, in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy[b] to you soon, so that I too may be heartened by hearing news of you.(A) 20 For I have no one comparable to him for genuine interest in whatever concerns you. 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.(B) 22 But you know his worth, how as a child with a father he served along with me in the cause of the gospel.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:19–3:1 The plans of Paul and his assistants for future travel are regularly a part of a Pauline letter near its conclusion; cf. Rom 15:22–29; 1 Cor 16:5–12.
  2. 2:19 Timothy: already known to the Philippians (Acts 16:1–15; cf. 1 Cor 4:17; 16:10).

23 I must let you know that our brother Timothy has been set free. If he comes soon, I shall see you together with him.(A)

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