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Acts 20:4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Seven men accompanied him as far as western Turkey. They were Sopater,[a] son of Pyrrhus[b] from Berea, Aristarchus[c] and Secundus[d] from Thessalonica, Gaius[e] from Derbe, and Timothy,[f] Tychicus,[g] and Trophimus[h] from western Turkey.


  1. Acts 20:4 Sopater, or Sosipater, is mentioned in Rom. 16:21 as one of Paul’s relatives. His name means “his father’s savior.”
  2. Acts 20:4 Or “son of fiery red flames.” This phrase is not found in the Aramaic.
  3. Acts 20:4 See the third footnote on 19:29.
  4. Acts 20:4 Secundus means “fortunate.”
  5. Acts 20:4 Many believe this is the same Gaius mentioned in 19:29. See the second footnote on 19:29.
  6. Acts 20:4 The Aramaic is “Timothy of Lystra.” See introductions to 1 and 2 Timothy.
  7. Acts 20:4 It is likely that Tychicus was a native of Ephesus since he carried the letter Paul wrote to them as well as the letter to Colossae. See Eph. 6:21; Col. 4:7. He is also mentioned in 2 Tim. 4:12 and Titus 3:12. His name means “child of fortune.”
  8. Acts 20:4 Trophimus was not a Jew. He is mentioned in Acts 21:29. His name means “nutritious.”
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