2 Cor. 8:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

eite (Greek #1535)
if too
KJV usage: if, or, whether.
Pronounce: i'-teh
Origin: from 1487 and 5037
any do inquire of
huper (Greek #5228)
"over", i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than
KJV usage: (+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.
Pronounce: hoop-er'
Origin: a primary preposition
Titos (Greek #5103)
Titus, a Christian
KJV usage: Titus.
Pronounce: tee'-tos
Origin: of Latin origin but uncertain significance
, he is my
emos (Greek #1699)
KJV usage: of me, mine (own), my.
Pronounce: em-os'
Origin: from the oblique cases of 1473 (1698, 1700, 1691)
koinonos (Greek #2844)
a sharer, i.e. associate
KJV usage: companion, X fellowship, partaker, partner.
Pronounce: koy-no-nos'
Origin: from 2839
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
sunergos (Greek #4904)
a co-laborer, i.e. coadjutor
KJV usage: companion in labour, (fellow-)helper(-labourer, -worker), labourer together with, workfellow.
Pronounce: soon-er-gos'
Origin: from a presumed compound of 4862 and the base of 2041
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
: or
eite (Greek #1535)
if too
KJV usage: if, or, whether.
Pronounce: i'-teh
Origin: from 1487 and 5037
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
adephos (Greek #80)
a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like 1)
KJV usage: brother.
Pronounce: ad-el-fos'
Origin: from 1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς (the womb)
be inquired of, they are the messengers
apostolos (Greek #652)
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)
KJV usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
Pronounce: ap-os'-tol-os
Origin: from 649
e of the churches
ekklesia (Greek #1577)
a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both)
KJV usage: assembly, church.
Pronounce: ek-klay-see'-ah
Origin: from a compound of 1537 and a derivative of 2564
, and the glory
doxa (Greek #1391)
glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective)
KJV usage: dignity, glory(-ious), honour, praise, worship.
Pronounce: dox'-ah
Origin: from the base of 1380
of Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548

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Ministry on This Verse

is my.
and fellow-helper.
the messengers.
 Not only did he decline the sole administration of the gift himself, but he directed and sanctioned the choice of more than one and gave their task dignity in all eyes by associating the two brethren, not only with Titus who shared the highest confidence of the saints, but with himself. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 by W. Kelly)
 Titus was a partner and fellow-helper of the apostle in caring for the assembly at Corinth, and the other two brothers were well-known as the messengers of the assemblies, and they were, as such, the glory of Christ. They can, therefore, with full confidence express their love before these brothers and the assemblies by their bounty to God's needy people, and so justify the apostle's boasting on their behalf. (2 Corinthians 8 by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

Whether as regards Titus, he is my companiong and fellow-labourer in your behalf; or our brethren, they are deputed messengers of assemblies, Christ’s glory.

JND Translation Notes

Koinonos. see Note, Luke 5.10. "fellow-labourer," as 1 Cor. 3.9; "messengers," apostolos.

W. Kelly Translation

Whether as regards Titus, [he is] my partner and fellow-labourer toward you; whether our brethren, [they are] messengers of assemblies, Christ’s glory1.

WK Translation Notes

messengers: It is well to note how the expression "messengers (ἀπόστολοι) of assemblies" illustrates the difference of a charge from men however delicate and weighty as compared with a gift or charge from the Lord like an apostle...Our Authorized Version, however, is quite right in not rendering the word "apostles" (which is appropriated to the envoys of the Lord in the highest rank of His work) and in preferring "messengers" here and Philippians 2:25, where it is said of Epaphroditus who was the bearer of what the Philippian saints sent at a later day of the apostle in Rome. To translate the passage in our text or in Philippians 2 "apostles" can only be from inconsiderateness, or still worse the desire to level down the apostles of Christ by leveling up the messenger or messengers of churches. The source of the commission is the measure of their difference. To confound them is to degrade the Lord or to deify the church. (Notes on 2 Cor, p.172-3)