Titus (Ti´tuhs)

A gentile “partner and co-worker” with Paul (2Cor 8:23); the named addressee of a short letter in the NT. Titus is not mentioned in Acts, but from Galatians we learn that he was a gentile Christian, possibly from Antioch, who had been brought to Jerusalem by Paul and Barnabas as a sort of test case for the church in deciding whether gentile converts to Christianity needed to be circumcised (Gal 2:1-3). The extent of his involvement with Paul’s subsequent missionary work is unknown, but in the mid-50s Paul sent him from Ephesus to Corinth, carrying a painful letter that Paul had written to that church. He was successful in mediating a reconciliation between Paul and the congregation, and he brought Paul news of this in Macedonia (2Cor 2:4; 2Cor 2:13; 2Cor 7:6-8; 2Cor 13-15:6). Later, Titus returned to the Corinthian church as one of the agents responsible for administering the offering Paul was collecting for Jerusalem (2Cor 8:6; 2Cor 8:16-18, 2Cor 8:23, 2Cor 9:5; 2Cor 12:18). There are also references in the Pastoral Letters to Titus conducting ministry in Dalmatia (2Tim 4:10) and in Crete (Titus 1:5).

2Cor 8:23

23As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker in your service; as for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

Gal 2:1-3

Paul and the Other Apostles
1Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me.2I went up in response to a revela ... View more

2Cor 2:4

4For I wrote you out of much distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain, but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you ... View more

2Cor 2:13

13but my mind could not rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said farewell to them and went on to Macedonia.

2Cor 7:6-8

6But God, who consoles the downcast, consoled us by the arrival of Titus,7and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was consoled abo ... View more

2Cor 13-15:6

Further Warning
1This is the third time I am coming to you. “Any charge must be sustained by the evidence of two or three witnesses.”2I warned those who sinned ... View more

2Cor 8:6

6so that we might urge Titus that, as he had already made a beginning, so he should also complete this generous undertaking among you.

2Cor 8:16-18

Commendation of Titus
16But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same eagerness for you that I myself have.17For he not only accepted our appeal, ... View more

2Cor 8:23

23As for Titus, he is my partner and co-worker in your service; as for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

2Cor 9:5

5So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you, and arrange in advance for this bountiful gift that you have promised, so that it may be ... View more

2Cor 12:18

18I urged Titus to go, and sent the brother with him. Titus did not take advantage of you, did he? Did we not conduct ourselves with the same spirit? Did we not ... View more

2Tim 4:10

10for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.

Titus 1:5

Titus in Crete
5I left you behind in Crete for this reason, so that you should put in order what remained to be done, and should appoint elders in every town, a ... View more

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