New American Standard Bible
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.
King James Bible
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
Darby Bible Translation
For I have no one like-minded who will care with genuine feeling how ye get on.
World English Bible
For I have no one else like-minded, who will truly care about you.
Young's Literal Translation
for I have no one like-minded, who sincerely for the things concerning you will care,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I have no man like-minded - Margin, "so dear unto me." The Greek is, ἰσόψυχον isopsuchon - similar in mind, or like-minded. The meaning is, that there was no one with him who would feel so deep an interest in their welfare.
Who will naturally care - The word rendered "naturally" - γνησίως gnēsiōs - means sincerely and the idea is, that he would regard their interests with a sincere tenderness and concern. He might be depended on to enter heartily into their concerns. This arose doubtless from the fact that he had been with them when the church was founded there, and that he felt a deeper interest in what related to the apostle Paul than any other man. Paul regarded Timothy as a son, and Paul's sending him on such an occasion would evince the feelings of a father who should send a beloved son on an important message.
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Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 16:10
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord's work, as I also am.
1 Timothy 4:6
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
2 Timothy 3:10
Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
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