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2 Corinthians 8:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But thanks be to God, who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But thanks be to God who puts the same earnestness on your behalf in the heart of Titus.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But thanks [be] to God, who put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But thanks [be] to God, who gives the same diligent zeal for you in the heart of Titus.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thanks, however, unto God!—who is putting the same earnestness in your behalf in the heart of Titus,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And thanks to God, who is putting the same diligence for you in the heart of Titus,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And thanks be to God, who hath given the same carefulness for you in the heart of Titus.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But thankes bee to God which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But praise to Aloha who in-gave this solicitude for you to the heart of Titos.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus this solicitude for you.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
thanks 5485
{5485} Prime
χάρις
charis
{khar'-ece}
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude).
[be] to God, 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
put 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
same 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
earnest care 4710
{4710} Prime
σπουδή
spoude
{spoo-day'}
From G4692; 'speed', that is, (by implication) despatch, eagerness, earnestness.
into 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
heart 2588
{2588} Prime
καρδία
kardia
{kar-dee'-ah}
Prolonged from a primary κάρ [[kar]] (Latin cor, 'heart'); the heart, that is, (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle.
of Titus 5103
{5103} Prime
Τίτος
Titos
{tee'-tos}
Of Latin origin but uncertain significance; Titus, a Christian.
for 5228
{5228} Prime
ὑπέρ
huper
{hoop-er'}
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
you. 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 8:16-17

_ _ Returning to the subject of 2 Corinthians 8:6.

_ _ for you — Translate, “Which put the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus,” as was in myself. My care for you led me to “desire” him (2 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 8:17, “exhortation,” the same Greek); but Titus had of himself the same care, whence he “accepted (gladly) my exhortation” (2 Corinthians 8:17) to go to you (2 Corinthians 8:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

2 Corinthians 8:16-24

_ _ In these verses the apostle commends the brethren who were sent to them to collect their charity; and as it were, gives them letters credential, that, if they were enquired after (2 Corinthians 8:23), if any should be inquisitive or suspicious concerning them, it might be known who they were and how safely they might be trusted.

_ _ I. He commends Titus, 1. For his earnest care and great concern of heart for them, and desire in all things to promote their welfare. This is mentioned with thankfulness to God (2 Corinthians 8:16), and it is cause of thankfulness if God hath put it into the hearts of any to do us or others any good. 2. For his readiness to this present service. He accepted the office, and was forward to go upon this good errand, 2 Corinthians 8:17. Asking charity for the relief of others is by many looked upon as a thankless office; yet it is a good office, and what we should not be shy of when we are called to it.

_ _ II. He commends another brother, who was sent with Titus. It is generally thought that this was Luke. He is commended, 1. As a man whose praise was in the gospel through all the churches, 2 Corinthians 8:18. His ministerial services of several kinds were well known, and he had approved himself praiseworthy in what he had done. 2. As one chosen of the churches (2 Corinthians 8:19) and joined with the apostle in his ministration. This was done, it is most likely, at the motion and request of Paul himself; for this reason, that no man might blame him in that abundance which was administered by him (2 Corinthians 8:20), so cautious was the apostle to avoid all occasions that evil-minded men might lay hold on to blacken him. He would not give occasion to any to accuse him of injustice or partiality in this affair, and thought it to be his duty, as it is the duty of all Christians, to provide for things honest, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men; that is, to act so prudently as to prevent, as far as we can, all unjust suspicions concerning us, and all occasions of scandalous imputations. Note, We live in a censorious world, and should cut off occasion from those who seek occasion to speak reproachfully. It is the crime of others if they reproach or censure us without occasion; and it is our imprudence at least if we give them any occasion, when there may not be a just cause for them so to do.

_ _ III. He commends also another brother who was joined with the two former in this affair. This brother is thought to be Apollos. Whoever he was, he had approved himself diligent in many things; and therefore was fit to be employed in this affair. Moreover, he had great desire to this work, because of the confidence or good opinion he had of the Corinthians (2 Corinthians 8:22), and it is a great comfort to see those employed in good works who have formerly approved themselves diligent.

_ _ IV. He concludes this point with a general good character of them all (2 Corinthians 8:23), as fellow-labourers with him for their welfare; as the messengers of the churches; as the glory of Christ, who were to him for a name and a praise, who brought glory to Christ as instruments and had obtained honour from Christ to be counted faithful and employed in his service. Wherefore, upon the whole, he exhorts them to show their liberality, answerable to the great expectation others had concerning them at this time, that these messengers of the churches, and the churches themselves, might see a full proof of their love to God and to their afflicted brethren, and that it was with good reason the apostle had even boasted on their behalf, 2 Corinthians 8:24. Note, The good opinion others entertain of us should be an argument with us to do well.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 8:16

(8) But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

(8) He commends Titus and his two companions for many reasons, both that their credit might not be suspected, as though he had sent them slyly to rob the churches, and also so that they might be all the more ready to contribute.

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thanks:

Ezra 7:27 Blessed [be] the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put [such a thing] as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which [is] in Jerusalem:
Nehemiah 2:12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I [any] man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither [was there any] beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

earnest:

2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
2 Corinthians 7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, [I did it] not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
Philippians 2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
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