Messengers of the church (2 Cor. 8:23)

“As for Titus,

He is my partner

And fellow worker

In your service.

As for our brothers,

They are messengers

Of the churches,

The glory of Christ.”

εἴτε ὑπὲρ Τίτου, κοινωνὸς ἐμὸς καὶ εἰς ὑμᾶς συνεργός· εἴτε ἀδελφοὶ ἡμῶν, ἀπόστολοι ἐκκλησιῶν, δόξα Χριστοῦ.

Paul said that as for Titus (εἴτε ὑπὲρ Τίτου), he is my common partner (κοινωνὸς ἐμὸς) and fellow worker in your service (καὶ εἰς ὑμᾶς συνεργός).  As for our brothers (εἴτε ἀδελφοὶ ἡμῶν), they are apostles or messengers of the churches (ἀπόστολοι ἐκκλησιῶν), the glory of Christ (δόξα Χριστοῦ).  Only the Pauline letters used this word συνεργός, that means a fellow worker, associate, or helper.  Paul said that Titus would be in charge because he was a co-worker or fellow worker with Paul.  He would be at their service in Corinth.  All the other Christian brothers that he was sending were also apostles or messengers for the various Christian community churches acting for the glory of Christ.  They had nothing to fear about this collection.  Are you fearful about church collections?

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