Acts 16:2

2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

Acts 16:2 in Other Translations

2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
2 He was well spoken of by the brothers at Lystra and Iconium.
2 Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium,
2 Friends in Lystra and Iconium all said what a fine young man he was.
2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him.

Acts 16:2 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 16:2

Which was well reported of
Not the father of Timothy, but Timothy himself; to whose piety, virtue, and good conversation witness was borne,

by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium;
the members of the churches which were in these places, and which were not far from one another; and as it is necessary that ministers of the Gospel should have a good report of them that are without, so likewise of them that are within; and the testimony of the latter is preferable to that of the former.

Acts 16:2 In-Context

1 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.
2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.
3 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.
4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.
5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Cross References 2

  • 1. ver 40; S Acts 1:16
  • 2. S Acts 13:51
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