Acts 19:22

22 And having sent into Macedonia two of 1his helpers, 2Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia 3for a while.

Acts 19:22 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 19:22

So he sent into Macedonia
To Philippi, or Thessalonica, or Berea, or some of the places there, to let them know of his coming, and to prepare for him:

two of them that ministered unto him;
that were his assistants in preaching the Gospel:

Timotheus and Erastus;
the former of these was a disciple he found at Lystra, and took along with him, and to whom he afterwards wrote two epistles; and the latter seems to be the same with him, who was chamberlain of the city of Corinth, and is said to abide there, ( Romans 16:23 ) ( 2 Timothy 4:20 ) The Ethiopic version, instead of Erastus, wrongly reads Aristarchus; whereas it is certain, he was not sent into Macedonia, but was with the apostle at Ephesus in the tumult, ( Acts 19:29 ) .

But he himself stayed in Asia for a season;
that is, at Ephesus, as the following narration shows.

Acts 19:22 In-Context

20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.
21 Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
22 And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
23 About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way.
24 For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Colossians 4:7; 2 Timothy 1:18; 2 Timothy 4:11; Philemon 13; [ver. 29; Acts 13:5]
  • 2. See Acts 16:1
  • 3. [1 Corinthians 16:8, 9]
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