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je'-zus jus'-tus Iesous ho legomenos Ioustos, "Jesus that is called Justus," Colossians 4:11):

1. A Jew by Birth:

One of three friends of Paul-the others being Aristarchus and Mark-whom he associates with himself in sending salutations from Rome to the church at Colosse. Jesus Justus is not mentioned elsewhere in the New Testament, and there is nothing more known about him than is given in this passage in Colossians, namely, that he was by birth a Jew-"of the circumcision"-that he had been converted to Christ, and that he was one of the inner circle of intimate friends and associates of the apostle during his first Roman captivity.

2. He Remains True to Paul:

The words also contain the information that at a stage in Paul's imprisonment, when the welcome extended to him by the Christians in Rome on his arrival there had lost its first warmth, and when in consequence, probably, of their fear of persecution, most of them had proved untrue and were holding aloof from him, J. J. and his two friends remained faithful. It would be pressing this passage unduly to make it mean that out of the large number-hundreds, or perhaps even one or two thousands-who composed the membership of the church in Rome at this time, and who within the next few years proved their loyalty to Christ by their stedfastness unto death in the Neronic persecution, all fell away from their affectionate allegiance to Paul at this difficult time. The words cannot be made to signify more than that it was the Jewish section of the church in Rome which acted in this unworthy manner-only temporarily, it is to be hoped. But among these Jewish Christians, to such dimensions had this defection grown that Aristarchus, Mark and J. J. alone were the apostle's fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God. These three alone, at that particular time-from among the Jewish Christians-were helping him in the work of the gospel in Rome. That this defection refers to the Jewish section of the church and not to the converts from among the Gentiles, is evident from many considerations. It seems to be proved, for example by verse 14 of the same chapter (i.e. Colossians 4:14), as well as by Philemon 1:24, in both of which passages Paul names Demas and Luke as his fellow-laborers; and Luke was not a Jew by birth. But in the general failure of the Christians in Rome in their conduct toward Paul, it is with much affection and pathos that he writes concerning Aristarchus, Mark, and J. J., "These only are my fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men that have been a comfort unto me."

John Rutherfurd


jus'-tus (Ioustos): There are three of this name mentioned in the New Testament.

(1) It was the Roman surname of JOSEPH BARSABBAS (which see) (Acts 1:23).

(2) A Corinthian proselyte (sebomenos ton Theon), whose house adjoined the synagogue and who received Paul when the Jews opposed him (Acts 18:7). He was probably a Roman citizen, one of the colonies, and so he would be of assistance to the apostle in his work among the better class of Corinth. There is some disagreement among manuscripts regarding the name. Textus Receptus of the New Testament gives "Justus" alone. the Revised Version (British and American) following Codex Sinaiticus, Codex E, Vulgate, Bohairic, Armenian, gives "Titus Justus"; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek, Tischendorf, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Bezae, give "Titius Justus"; Cheyne (EB, under the word "Justus") thinks these forms a corruption of "Tertius Justus," and that the bearer of the name was the "Tertius" of Romans 16:22. Paul still continued his lodgings with Aquila and Priscilla, but made the house of Justus his own synagogue.

(3) A Jew, Jesus Justus, mentioned with Mark and Aristarchus by Paul in his letters to the Colossians (Colossians 4:11), is a fellow-worker and one that had been a comfort unto him.

S. F. Hunter


tish'-us jus'-tus.


2459. Ioustos -- Justus, the name of three Christians
... Justus, the name of three Christians. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
Ioustos Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ooce'-tos) Short Definition: Justus ...
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5102a. Titios -- Titius (surnamed Justus), a Christian
... 5102, 5102a. Titios. 5102b . Titius (surnamed Justus), a Christian.
Transliteration: Titios Short Definition: Titius. Word Origin ...
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5102. titlos -- Titius (surnamed Justus), a Christian
... Titius (surnamed Justus), a Christian. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
titlos Phonetic Spelling: (tit'-los) Short Definition: a title ...
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2424. Iesous -- Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also ...
... Iesous Phonetic Spelling: (ee-ay-sooce') Short Definition: Jesus Definition: Jesus;
the Greek form of Joshua; Jesus, son of Eliezer; Jesus, surnamed Justus. ...
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Justus Falckner.
... JUSTUS FALCKNER. 19. Fabricius, Arensius, Falckner in New York."In 1669,
five years after the fall of New Amsterdam, Magister ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bente/american lutheranism/justus falckner.htm

... Chapter XIV. Justus. Justus, [2399] [2400] of Tiberias of the province Galilee,
also attempted to write a History of Jewish affairs ...
/.../various/jerome and gennadius lives of illustrious men /chapter xiv justus.htm

Ecce, Quomodo Moritur Justus
... No.176 Ecce, Quomodo moritur justus. Ecce, Quomodo moritur justus Michael Haydn
Edited and revised by NA M. Lento. Ecce, quomodo moritur ...
/.../no 176 ecce quomodo moritur justus.htm

In the Meantime, Archbishop Justus was Taken up to the Heavenly ...
... BOOK II CHAP. XVIII. IN the meantime, Archbishop Justus was taken up to
the heavenly kingdom� IN the meantime, Archbishop Justus ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xviii in the meantime.htm

Chap. viii. [624 AD ] Justus, Bishop of the Church of Rochester ...
... BOOK II CHAP. VIII.[624 AD] JUSTUS, bishop of the church of Rochester,
immediately succeeded Mellitus in the archbishopric.� JUSTUS ...
/.../bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap viii 624 a d justus bishop.htm

Justus, the Third Bishop of Jerusalem.
... Book III. Chapter XXXV."Justus, the Third Bishop of Jerusalem. ... 32. [905] Of this
Justus we know no more than Eusebius tells us here. Epiphanius (Hær. LXVI. ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxxv justus the third bishop.htm

Justus Jonas
... Justus Jonas. Portrait of Justus Jonas Justus Jonas " P.115. Among the
friends enlisted by [44]Luther as writers for the new hymn ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/winkworth/christian singers of germany/justus jonas.htm

About this Time it was that Justus, the Son of Pistus...
... Section 70. About this time it was that Justus, the son of Pistus� 70. About
this time it was that Justus, the son of Pistus, without ...
/.../josephus/the life of flavius josephus/section 70 about this time.htm

Laurentius, Being About to Follow Mellitus and Justus, and to Quit ...
... BOOK II CHAP. VI. LAURENTIUS, being about to follow Mellitus and Justus,
and to quit Britain� LAURENTIUS, being about to follow ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap vi laurentius being about.htm

Of the Situation of Tiberias.
... For speaking to one Justus, a man of Tiberias, thus he saith, "Thy native country,
O Justus, lying upon the lake of Gennesaret, and distant from Hippo thirty ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 73 of the situation.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

just or upright

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. A surname of Joseph, called Barsabas. (Acts 1:23) (A.D. 30.)
  2. A Christian at Corinth, with whom St. Paul lodged. (Acts 18:7) (A.D. 49.) (Given in the Revised Version as TITUS JUSTUS JUSTUS; and it is possible that he may be the same person as Titus the companion of Paul.)
  3. A surname of Jesus, a friend of St. Paul. (Colossians 4:11) (A.D. 57.)
Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Another name for Joseph, surnamed Barsabas. He and Matthias are mentioned only in Acts 1:23. "They must have been among the earliest disciples of Jesus, and must have been faithful to the end; they must have been well known and esteemed among the brethren. What became of them afterwards, and what work they did, are entirely unknown" (Lindsay's Acts of the Apostles).

(2.) A Jewish proselyte at Corinth, in whose house, next door to the synagogue, Paul held meetings and preached after he left the synagogue (Acts 18:7).

(3.) A Jewish Christian, called Jesus, Paul's only fellow-labourer at Rome, where he wrote his Epistle to the Colossians (Colossians 4:11).

Justus (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JESUS JUSTUS. ...JUSTUS. jus'-tus (Ioustos):
There are three of this name mentioned in the New Testament. ...
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Titus (15 Occurrences)
... 23). John Rutherfurd. TITUS JUSTUS. tish'-us jus'-tus. See JUSTUS, (2); TITUS
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Barsabbas (2 Occurrences)
... the King James Version Barsabas, bar'-sa-bas; for etymology, etc., of Joseph, see
general article on JOSEPH): Joseph Barsabbas was surnamed Justus (Acts 1:23). ...
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Barsabas (2 Occurrences)
... Son of Saba, the surname (1) of Joseph, also called Justus (Acts 1:23), some identify
him with Barnabas; (2) of Judas, who was a "prophet." Nothing more is ...
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Jutah (1 Occurrence)

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Justly (22 Occurrences)

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Zadok (50 Occurrences)
... ZADOK. za'-dok (tsadowq, once tsadhoq (1 Kings 1:26), similar to tsaddiq, and tsadduq,
post-Biblical, meaning justus, "righteous"; Septuagint Sadok): Cheyne in ...
/z/zadok.htm - 40k

Joined (146 Occurrences)
... Acts 18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named
Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. ...
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Loyally (6 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Loyally (6 Occurrences). Colossians 4:11 Jesus, called
Justus, also sends greeting. These three are Hebrew converts. ...
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God-fearing (24 Occurrences)
... (BBE NAS). Acts 18:7 And moving from there, he went into the house of a man named
Titus Justus, a God-fearing man, whose house was very near the Synagogue. ...
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Bible Concordance
Justus (3 Occurrences)

Acts 1:23 They put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

Acts 18:7 He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

Colossians 4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These are my only fellow workers for the Kingdom of God, men who have been a comfort to me.



Justus: A Believer in Corinth

Justus: A Disciple Nominated With Matthias to Succeed Judas Iscariot

Justus: Also Called Jesus: A Disciple in Rome

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