With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel;
and not only that, but he has been appointed by the churches to travel with us in this gracious work which we are carrying on, for the glory of the Lord and to show our good will.
We intend that no one should blame us about this liberal gift which we are administering,
for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord's sight but also in the sight of men.
And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker in your service; and as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
So give proof, before the churches, of your love and of our boasting about you to these men.
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