Acts 16:2

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 Then he went on to Derbe and Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman, but his father was a Greek.
2 The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him.
3 Paul wanted Timothy to go with him, so he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, since they all knew that his father was a Greek.
4 As they traveled through the towns, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem for them to observe.
5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and were increased in number daily.
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