Titus 3:12

12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.

Titus 3:12 Meaning and Commentary

Titus 3:12

When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus
These were both of them ministers of the Gospel; there is no mention of Artemas anywhere else; some say he was one of the seventy disciples, and that he was afterwards bishop of Lystra; but these are uncertain things; (See Gill on Luke 10:1); the name is a contraction of Artemidorus. Tychicus is often spoken of; and a very great character is given of him by the apostle, in ( Ephesians 6:21 ) ,

be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis;
which was a city, not in Epirus, but in Thrace, situated by the river Nessus, and had its name from a victory obtained there: hither the apostle would have Titus come to him, after one or other of the above ministers were come to Crete; for as the apostle had the care of all the churches upon him, he would not remove a minister from one place to another, without making a provision in their room: his reasons for having Titus come to him, might be either to know the state of the churches in Crete; or because he stood in need of his assistance; or to send him elsewhere:

for I have determined there to winter;
that is, to continue there all the winter; not without labour, but to preach the Gospel, and administer the ordinances to the saints there: and whereas he says "there"; this shows that this epistle was not written from thence, as the subscription asserts; for then he would have said "here", and not "there".

Titus 3:12 In-Context

10 After a first and second admonition, have nothing more to do with anyone who causes divisions,
11 since you know that such a person is perverted and sinful, being self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Make every effort to send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way, and see that they lack nothing.
14 And let people learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet urgent needs, so that they may not be unproductive.