8:16 But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion 1 I have for you, 8:17 because he not only accepted our request, but since he was very eager, 2 he is coming 3 to you of his own accord. 4 8:18 And we are sending 5 along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in spreading the gospel. 6
1 tn Or “eagerness.”
2 tn The comparative form of this adjective is used here with elative meaning.
3 tn This verb has been translated as an epistolary aorist.
4 tn Or “of his own free will.”
5 tn This verb has been translated as an epistolary aorist.
6 tn Grk “the brother of whom the praise in the gospel [is] throughout all the churches.”