1 Corinthians 16:10

10 When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am.

Read 1 Corinthians 16:10 Using Other Translations

Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.
When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.
When Timothy comes, don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.

What does 1 Corinthians 16:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 16:10

Now if Timotheus come
The apostle had sent him already, as appears from ( 1 Corinthians 4:17 ) and he was now gone from him; but whether he might not be prevented by unforeseen incidents in his journey, he could not say; and therefore speaks cautiously of his coming; from whence it is evident, that this epistle was not sent by Timothy, as the subscription to it suggests.

See that he may be with you without fear;
should he come to them, the apostle desires they would take care of him, that he might be safe and secure from enemies of every sort, of which there were many at Corinth; who, as they were of a malignant disposition to him, would use a disciple of his ill: and these were not only, or so much, infidels and profane sinners, but false teachers, and the factions under them, and especially they of the circumcision.

For he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do;
which is a reason why they should be careful of him, that nobody molest him, and put him into fear; since though he was not in so high an office as the apostle, yet he was called to the same work of the ministry, was engaged in the same service of Christ, and was zealous in promoting the same common cause, interest, and kingdom of the Redeemer, and faithfully preached the same Gospel as the apostle did; and therefore would doubtless meet with the same enemies, and be in the same danger.

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