8:18 And we are sending 1 along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in spreading the gospel. 2 8:19 In addition, 3 this brother 4 has also been chosen by the churches as our traveling companion as we administer this generous gift 5 to the glory of the Lord himself and to show our readiness to help. 6
1 tn This verb has been translated as an epistolary aorist.
2 tn Grk “the brother of whom the praise in the gospel [is] throughout all the churches.”
3 tn Grk “gospel, and not only this, but.” Here a new sentence was started in the translation.
5 tn That is, the offering or collection being taken to assist impoverished Christians.
6 tn The words “to help” are not in the Greek text but are implied (see L&N 25.68).