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2 Corinthians 8:17

    2 Corinthians 8:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For while he gladly gave ear to our request, he was interested enough to go to you from the impulse of his heart.

    Webster's Revision

    For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

    World English Bible

    For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For indeed he accepted our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord.

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 8:17

    Exhortation - Overseer.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:17

    He accepted the exhortation - I advised him to visit you and excite you to this good work, and I found that he was already disposed in his heart to do it; God put this earnest care in the heart of Titus for you, 2 Corinthians 8:16.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:17

    For indeed he accepted the exhortation - He cheerfully complied with the exhortation which I gave him, to wit, to visit you, and excite you to this good work.

    But being more forward - More disposed to do this than I had supposed. The idea here is, that he was very ready to engage in this; he was more ready to engage in it than Paul was to exhort him to it; he anticipated his request; he had already resolved to engage in it.

    Of his own accord he went ... - He went voluntarily and without urging. The ground of Paul's thankfulness here seems to have been this, He apprehended probably some difficulty in obtaining the collection there, He was acquainted with the distracted state of the church, and feared that Titus might have some reluctance to engage in the service. He was therefore very agreeably surprised when he learned that Titus was willing to make another journey to Corinth and to endeavor to complete the collection.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:17

    8:17 Being more forward - Than to need it, though he received it well.