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,

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

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,

NASB 1995
Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord,

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

Amplified Bible
Now when I arrived at Troas to preach the good news of Christ, even though a door [of opportunity] opened for me in 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,

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

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,

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,

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.

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,

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,

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
And having come to Troas for the good news of the Christ, and a door having been opened to me in the LORD,

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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 Christ Jesus, 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!


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:









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 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 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 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 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 2098: From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

of Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 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 2532: And, even, also, namely.

a door
θύρας (thyras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 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 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

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

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 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 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.


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