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Titus 3:13

    Titus 3:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Send Zenas, the man of law, and Apollos on their journey with all care, so that they may be in need of nothing.

    Webster's Revision

    Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

    World English Bible

    Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

    Definitions for Titus 3:13

    Lawyer - Person skilled in the Law of Moses.

    Clarke's Commentary on Titus 3:13

    Bring Zenas the lawyer - This person is only mentioned in this place; whether he was a Jewish, Roman, or Greek lawyer, we cannot tell.

    And Apollos - Of this person we have some valuable particulars in Acts 18:24; 1 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Corinthians 3:5, 1 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 4:6. Either St. Paul had left these at Crete when he visited that island, or he had heard that, in their evangelical itinerancy, they were about to pass through it.

    On their journey diligently - Afford them the means to defray their expenses. The Churches through which these evangelists passed, bore their expenses from one to the other. See 3 John 1:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Titus 3:13

    Bring Zenas the lawyer - - This person is not elsewhere mentioned in the New Testament, and nothing more is known of him. He belonged doubtless to that class of persons so often mentioned in the New Testament as lawyers; that is, who were regarded as qualified to expound the Jewish laws; see the notes at Matthew 22:35. It does not mean that he practiced law, in the modern sense of that phrase. He had doubtless been converted to the Christian faith, and it is not improbable that there were Jews at Nicopolis, and that Paul supposed he might be particularly useful among them.

    And Apollos - Notes, Acts 18:24. He was also well-skilled in the laws of Moses, being "mighty in the Scriptures" Acts 18:24, and he and Zenas appear to have been traveling together. It would seem that they had been already on a journey, probably in preaching the gospel, and Paul supposed that they would be in Crete, and that Titus could aid them.

    Diligently - 2 Timothy 4:9; Greek Speedily; i. e., facilitate their journey as much as possible.

    That nothing be wanting unto them - Nothing necessary for their journey. Paul desired that they might meet with hospitable treatment from Christians in Crete, and might not be embarrassed for the want of that which was needful for their journey. It would seem most probable that they had been sent by Paul on a visit to the churches.

    Wesley's Notes on Titus 3:13

    3:13 Send forward Zenas the lawyer - Either a Roman lawyer or an expounder of the Jewish law.