2 Corinthians 8:19

And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and a testimony of your eagerness:
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Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
But who was also chosen of the churches. For this work of grace of collecting the alms of the Church. The word rendered here chosen is χειροτονηθεὶς, i.e, ordained by imposition of hands—consecrated either deacon or priest. It was the deacon"s office to have care of the poor, and to distribute the alms to them; but the priest"s to help the Apostle on his journeys in preaching and administration of the sacraments. The sacrament of Order is called by the Greeks χειροτονία, from the imposition of the Bishop"s hands on the ordinands. Cf. 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Timothy 5:22; Acts 14:22. From this it is evident that to lay hands on presbyters is to ordain them, and by ordaining to make them presbyters. Which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord. The Latin version reads, in the last clause of this verse, "to our destined mind;" the meaning of this Isaiah , to show the readiness of our mind in this pious service to God and the poor. The Greek is χειρ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
This verse seems to point toward Barnabas, who was commissioned along with Paul.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
And not only so. What is, and not only so? 'Not only on this account,' he says, 'is respect due to him, that he is approved as a preacher and is praised by all.' But he was also appointed by the churches along with us. Whence it seems to me, that Barnabas is the person intimated. And he signifies his dignity to be great, for he shows also for what office he was appointed. For he says, To travel with us in the matter of this grace which is ministered by us. Do you see how great are these praises of him? He shone as a preacher of the Gospel and had all the churches testifying to this. He was chosen by us; and unto the same office with Paul, and everywhere was partner with him, both in his trials and in his dangers, for this is implied in the word travel. But what is, with this grace which is ministered by us? So as to proclaim the word, he means, and to preach the Gospel; or to minister also in respect of the money; yea rather, he seems to me to refer to both of these. Then h...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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