Make sure they lack nothing (Titus 3:13)

“Make every effort

To send Zenas

The lawyer

And Apollos

On their way.

See that they lack nothing.”

Ζηνᾶν τὸν νομικὸν καὶ Ἀπολλῶν σπουδαίως πρόπεμψον, ἵνα μηδὲν αὐτοῖς λείπῃ.

Paul said, “Make every effort (σπουδαίως) to send (πρόπεμψον) Zenas (Ζηνᾶν) the lawyer (τὸν νομικὸν) and Apollos (καὶ Ἀπολλῶν) on their way.  See that they lack nothing (ἵνα μηδὲν αὐτοῖς λείπῃ).”  Paul wanted Titus to send this Christian lawyer named Zenas.  He was not mentioned anywhere else in the New Testament canonical writings.  He also mentioned Apollos, who is often mentioned in the various writings of Paul and the Acts.  Apollos was mentioned in Acts, chapter 18:24-28, where he was a recent Christian convert who went to Ephesus.  He had been a Jewish follower of John the Baptist.  He ministered both in Ephesus and then in Corinth in Acts, chapter 19:1.  There was a discussion in Corinth if people had been baptized by Paul or Apollos in 1 Corinthians, chapter 1:12.  The same problem came up later in chapter 3:1-9, about who was planting and who was watering.  All growth came from God.  Paul wanted to make sure that both this Christian lawyer and the Christian missionary did not lack anything that they needed.  Do you provide help to Christian missionaries?

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