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Acts 16:2

    Acts 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which was well reported of by the brothers that were at Lystra and Iconium.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Of whom the brothers at Lystra and Iconium had a high opinion.

    Webster's Revision

    The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

    World English Bible

    The brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium gave a good testimony about him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:2

    Which was well reported of - These words are spoken of Timothy, and not of his father. At this time Timothy must have been very young; for, several years after, when appointed to superintend the Church at Crete, he appears to have been then so young that there was a danger of its operating to the prejudice of his ministry: 1 Timothy 4:12, Let no man despise thy youth. He had a very early religious education from his godly mother Eunice, and his not less pious grandmother Lois; and, from his religious instructions, was well prepared for the work to which God now called him.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:2

    Which - That is, Timothy. The connection requires us to understand this of him. Of the character of his father nothing is known.

    Was well reported of - Was esteemed highly as a young man of piety and promise. Compare the notes on Acts 6:3. Compare 1 Timothy 5:10. Timothy had been religiously educated. He was carefully trained in the knowledge of the holy Scriptures, and was therefore the better qualified for his work, 2 Timothy 3:15.