Titus 3:13

13 Diligently help Zenas the 1lawyer and 2Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.

Titus 3:13 Meaning and Commentary

Titus 3:13

Bring Zenas the lawyer
Whether he was brought up to the civil law, either among the Greeks or Romans, is not certain; it may be he was a Jewish lawyer, or scribe, an interpreter of Moses's law among the Jews; for with them a lawyer and a scribe were one and the same, as appears from ( Matthew 22:35 ) compared with ( Mark 12:28 ) and the Syriac version here calls him "a scribe", and the Ethiopic version "a scribe of the city"; which looks as if it was a civil office he bore; but however, be he what he will, he seems to have been now a preacher of the Gospel, being joined with Apollos, who certainly was one: he is said to have been one of the seventy disciples of Christ, and afterwards bishop of Diospolis; (See Gill on Luke 10:1); his name is the contraction of Zenodorus: him the apostle would have Titus bring,

and Apollos, on their journey diligently;
who was a Jew born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures; who had preached at Corinth, but was now at Crete; and whom the apostle, with Zenas, would have provided with everything necessary for their journey:

that nothing be wanting unto them;
which might be proper for them in their travels, to make them comfortable, and their journey pleasant and easy.

Titus 3:13 In-Context

11 knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.
14 Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 22:35
  • 2. Acts 18:24; 1 Corinthians 16:12
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