Titus 3:13 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Titus 3:13, NIV: "Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need."

Titus 3:13, ESV: "Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing."

Titus 3:13, KJV: "Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them."

Titus 3:13, NASB: "Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them."

Titus 3:13, NLT: "Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos with their trip. See that they are given everything they need."

Titus 3:13, CSB: "Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey, so that they will lack nothing."

What does Titus 3:13 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul continues winding down his letter to Titus in verse 13. The request to assist Zenas the lawyer and Apollos in their travels implies that these two men had brought the letter to Titus. Both were certainly Christians. Zenas was likely a Gentile, and Apollos was Jewish. The lawyer Zenas is only mentioned here in the Bible.

Apollos, however, is mentioned in both Acts and 1 Corinthians. In Acts 18:24, we read that he was from Alexandria, well-educated in Scripture, and well-spoken. More than likely, Apollos had been baptized by John the Baptist (Acts 18:25). Priscilla and Aquila then taught Him about Jesus (Acts 18:26). Apollos soon traveled to Achaia to help the church there (Acts 18:27) and was known as a strong Christian speaker (Acts 18:28). Apollos then traveled to Corinth (Acts 19:1). He is mentioned six times in 1 Corinthians. Apollos was not in Corinth when 1 Corinthians was written, though he planned to later return (1 Corinthians 16:12).

The final phrase of verse 13 is a clear instruction for Titus and the church. They are to provide hospitality and other resources to help Zenas and Apollos on their travels.