Philippians 2:20
New International Version
I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare.

New Living Translation
I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare.

English Standard Version
For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.

Berean Study Bible
I have nobody else like him who will genuinely care for your needs.

Berean Literal Bible
For I have no one like-minded, who genuinely will care for the things relative to you.

King James Bible
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

New King James Version
For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.

New American Standard Bible
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.

NASB 1995
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.

NASB 1977
For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.

Amplified Bible
For I have no one else [like him who is] so kindred a spirit who will be genuinely concerned for your [spiritual] welfare.

Christian Standard Bible
For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests;

American Standard Version
For I have no man likeminded, who will care truly for your state.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I do not have another here, who, like myself, is earnestly concerned for what is yours,

Contemporary English Version
I don't have anyone else who cares about you as much as he does.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have no man so of the same mind, who with sincere affection is solicitous for you.

English Revised Version
For I have no man likeminded, who will care truly for your state.

Good News Translation
He is the only one who shares my feelings and who really cares about you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I don't have anyone else like Timothy. He takes a genuine interest in your welfare.

International Standard Version
I do not have anyone else like him who takes a genuine interest in your welfare.

Literal Standard Version
for I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for the things concerning you,

NET Bible
For there is no one here like him who will readily demonstrate his deep concern for you.

New Heart English Bible
For I have no one else like-minded, who will truly care about you.

Weymouth New Testament
For I have no one likeminded with him, who will cherish a genuine care for you.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Timothy and Epaphroditus
19Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I learn how you are doing. 20 I have nobody else like him who will genuinely care for your needs. 21For all the others look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.…

Cross References
Romans 15:5
Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you harmony with one another in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 16:10
If Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, just as I am.

1 Timothy 4:6
By pointing out these things to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of faith and sound instruction that you have followed.

2 Timothy 3:10
You, however, have observed my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my perseverance,


Treasury of Scripture

For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.

I have.

Philippians 2:2,22
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind…

Psalm 55:13
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Proverbs 31:29
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

like-minded.

1 Samuel 18:1,3
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul…









(20) For I have no man likeminded.--That is, probably, like-minded with myself. St. Paul calls Timothy his "genuine (or, true) son in the faith" (1Timothy 1:2), a son who in spirit and affection was like his father. The word "naturally" in this verse is the same word, and should be translated genuinely, without either counterfeit or duplicity of aim; and the word "care" implies something of the same absorbing anxiety which is expressed on St. Paul's part in this passage.

Verse 20. - For I have no man like-minded; literally, of equal soul (comp. Deuteronomy 13:6, "Thy friend, which is as thine own soul"). "Timotheus,' says Bengel, "is a second Paul: where he is, there you should think that I myself am present." Others, not so well, explain the words, "I have no one like Timothy." The expression must, of course, be limited to those present at the moment, and available for the mission: it cannot in-elude St. Luke. Who will naturally care for your state (ὅστις); such as will care. Naturally (γνησίως: comp. 1 Timothy 1:2, where St. Paul calls Timothy "mine own soul in the faith," γνήσιον τέκνον); with a true, genuine affection. Timothy's love for St. Paul as his spiritual father will inspire him with genuine love for those who were so dear to St. Paul. Care is a strong word, μεριμνήσει, will be anxious (comp. Matthew 6:31).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
I have
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

nobody else
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3762: No one, none, nothing.

like him
ἰσόψυχον (isopsychon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2473: Like-minded, of the same mind or spirit. From isos and psuche; of similar spirit.

who
ὅστις (hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

{will} genuinely
γνησίως (gnēsiōs)
Adverb
Strong's 1104: Truly, genuinely, honorably, sincerely. Adverb from gnesios; genuinely, i.e. Really.

care for
μεριμνήσει (merimnēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3309: To be over-anxious; with acc: To be anxious about, distracted; I care for. From merimna; to be anxious about.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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


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