He came to Derbe and then to Lystra,1 where a disciple named Timothy2 lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer,3 but whose father was a Greek.
The brothers4 at Lystra and Iconium5 spoke well of him.
Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.6
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