1 Timothy 2:7

For which (ei o). The testimony of Jesus in his self-surrender (verse Galatians 6 ). See ei o in 2 Timothy 1:11 . I was appointed (eteqhn egw). First aorist passive indicative of tiqhmi. Preacher and apostle (khrux kai apostolo). In 2 Timothy 1:10 Paul adds didaskalo (herald, apostle, teacher) as he does here with emphasis. In Colossians 1:23 he has diakono (minister). He frequently uses khrussw of himself ( 1 Corinthians 1:23 ; 1 Corinthians 9:27 ; Galatians 2:2 ; Romans 10:8 ). I speak the truth, I lie not (alhqeian legw, ou pseudomai). A Pauline touch ( Romans 9:1 ). Cf. Galatians 1:20 ; 2 Corinthians 11:31 . Here alone he calls himself "a teacher of the Gentiles," elsewhere apostle ( Romans 11:13 ), minister ( Romans 15:16 ), prisoner ( Ephesians 3:1 ).