2 Corinthians 2:12
New International Version
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,

New Living Translation
When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me.

English Standard Version
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord,

Berean Study Bible
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord,

Berean Literal Bible
Now having come to Troas for the gospel of Christ, a door also having been opened to me in the Lord,

New American Standard Bible
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,

New King James Version
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

King James Bible
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

Christian Standard Bible
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though the Lord opened a door for me,

Contemporary English Version
When I went to Troas to preach the good news about Christ, I found that the Lord had already prepared the way.

Good News Translation
When I arrived in Troas to preach the Good News about Christ, I found that the Lord had opened the way for the work there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, the Lord opened a door for me.

International Standard Version
When I went to Troas on behalf of the gospel of the Messiah, the Lord opened a door for me,

NET Bible
Now when I arrived in Troas to proclaim the gospel of Christ, even though the Lord had opened a door of opportunity for me,

New Heart English Bible
Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when I came to Troas with The Gospel of The Messiah and a door was opened to me by THE LORD JEHOVAH,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When I went to the city of Troas, the Lord gave me an opportunity to spread the Good News about Christ.

New American Standard 1977
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Having come to Troas for the gospel of the Christ, even though a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

King James 2000 Bible
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

American King James Version
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord,

American Standard Version
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I was come to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

Darby Bible Translation
Now when I came to Troas for the [publication of the] glad tidings of the Christ, a door also being opened to me in [the] Lord,

English Revised Version
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

Webster's Bible Translation
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

Weymouth New Testament
Now when I came into the Troad to spread there the Good News about the Christ, even though in the Lord's providence a door stood open before me,

World English Bible
Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

Young's Literal Translation
And having come to Troas for the good news of the Christ, and a door to me having been opened in the Lord,
Study Bible
Triumph in Christ
11in order that Satan should not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. 12Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and a door stood open for me in the Lord, 13I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.…
Cross References
Acts 14:27
When they arrived, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them, and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 16:8
So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.

Acts 16:11
We sailed from Troas straight to Samothrace, and the following day on to Neapolis.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others have this right to your support, shouldn't we have it all the more? But we did not exercise this right. Instead, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord has prescribed that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.

1 Corinthians 9:16
Yet when I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because I am obligated to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

2 Corinthians 4:3
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

2 Corinthians 4:4
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

2 Corinthians 8:18
Along with Titus, we are sending the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in the gospel.

2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the proof this ministry provides, the saints will glorify God for your obedient confession of the gospel of Christ, and for the generosity of your contribution to them and to all the others.

2 Corinthians 10:14
We are not overstepping our bounds, as if we had not come to you. Indeed, we were the first to reach you with the gospel of Christ.

2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.

2 Corinthians 11:7
Was it a sin for me to humble myself in order to exalt you, because I preached the gospel of God to you free of charge?

1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

Treasury of Scripture

Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord,

when.

Acts 16:8
And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

Acts 20:1-6,8
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia…

and a.

Acts 14:27
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

1 Corinthians 16:9
For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Colossians 4:3
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:







Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

when I went
Ἐλθὼν (Elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Troas
Τρῳάδα (Trōada)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5174: Troas, a harbor city of Mysia. From Tros; the Troad, i.e. Troas, a place in Asia Minor.

[to preach]
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gospel
εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2098: From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

of Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a door
θύρας (thyras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2374: (a) a door, (b) met: an opportunity. Apparently a primary word; a portal or entrance.

stood open
ἀνεῳγμένης (aneōgmenēs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

for me
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord,
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(12) Furthermore, when I came to Troas.--The article, perhaps, indicates the Troad as a district, rather than the city, just as it does in the case of Saron. (See Note on Acts 9:35.) The case of the offender had come in as a parenthesis in 2Corinthians 2:5-8. He returns to the train of thought which it had interrupted, and continues his narrative of what had passed after he had written the First Epistle. (On Troas, see Notes on Acts 16:8.) A Church had probably been founded in that city by St. Luke, but St. Paul's first visit to it had been limited to a few days, and there are no traces of his preaching there. Now he comes "for the gospel's sake." That there was a flourishing Christian community some months later, we find from Acts 20:6.

A door was opened unto me.--Opportunities for mission-work, as we should call them, are thus described in 1Corinthians 16:9. There is something of the nature of a coincidence in his using it of two different churches, Ephesus and Troas, within a comparatively short interval.

Verses 12-17. - Outburst of thanksgiving for the news brought by Titus.' Verse 12. - Furthermore, when I came to Troas. "Furthermore" is too strong for the "but" of the original. There is an apparently abrupt transition, but the apostle is only resuming the narrative which he broke off at ver. 4 in order that he might finish the topic of the painful circumstance in which his First Epistle had originated. To Troas. Not "the Troas." St. Paul had to do with the city, not with the district. The city (now Eski Stamboul), of which the name had been changed from Antigonia Troas to Alexandria Troas, was at this time a flourishing colony (Colonia Juris Italici), highly favoured by the Romans as representing ancient Troy, and therefore as being the mythological cradle of their race. He visited it on his being driven from Ephesus after the tumult, a little earlier than he would naturally have left it. He had visited Troas in his second missionary journey (Acts 16:8-11), but had left it in consequence of the vision which called him to Macedonia. He now stopped there on his journey through Macedonia to Corinth, which he had announced in 1 Corinthians 16:5. And a door was opened unto me of the Lord; literally, and a door had been opened to me in the Lord; i.e. and I found there a marked opportunity (1 Corinthians 16:9) for work in Christ. Some commentators, in that spirit of superfluous disquisition and idle letter-worship which is the bane of exegesis, here venture to discuss whether St. Paul was justified in neglecting this opportunity or not. Such discussions are only originated by not observing characteristic modes of expression. St. Paul merely means" circumstances would otherwise have been very favourable for my preaching of Christ; but I was in such a state of miserable anxiety that I lacked the strength to avail myself of them." He was no more responsible for this state of mind, which belonged to his natural temperament, than he would have been responsible for a serious illness. To say that he ought to have had strength of mind enough to get the mastery over his feelings is only to say that Paul ought not to have been Paul. The neglect to use the opportunity was a "hindrance" which might in one sense be assigned to God, and in another to Satan. Moreover, that the opportunity was not wholly lost appears from the fact that St. Paul found a flourishing Christian community at Troas when he visit, d it on his return from this very journey (Acts 20:6, 7), and that he stayed there at least once again, shortly before his martyrdom (2 Timothy 4:13). Indeed, it was probably at Troas that his final arrest took place (see my 'Life of St. Paul,' 2:569, 576). Of the Lord; rather, in the Lord; i.e. in the sphere of Christian work. 2:12-17 A believer's triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian's joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.
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