1 Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which [is] in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also.

References for 2 Timothy 2:2

    • a 2:2 - Dia: the state or circumstances in which a thing happened, as Rom. 2.27.
      3 Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

      References for 2 Timothy 2:3

        • b 2:3 - See ch. 1.8.
        • c 2:3 - Or 'Christ Jesus,' according to some authorities.
          4 No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.

          References for 2 Timothy 2:4

            • d 2:4 - Or 'serving.'
              5 And if also any one contend [in the games], he is not crowned unless he contend lawfully.
              6 The husbandman must labour before partaking of the fruits.

              References for 2 Timothy 2:6

                • e 2:6 - It might be rendered, 'The labouring husbandman ought to be the first to partake (as Heb. 6.7) of the fruits.' But the sense is that he must work first in order to partake.
                  7 Think of what I say, for the Lord will give thee understanding in all things.
                  8 Remember Jesus Christ raised from among [the] dead, of [the] seed of David, according to my glad tidings,
                  9 in which I suffer even unto bonds as an evil-doer: but the word of God is not bound.
                  10 For this cause I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that *they* also may obtain the salvation which [is] in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

                  References for 2 Timothy 2:10

                    • f 2:10 - Not in an active sense, but simply get it, not miss it.
                      11 The word [is] faithful; for if we have died together with [him], we shall also live together;
                      12 if we endure, we shall also reign together; if we deny, *he* also will deny us;

                      References for 2 Timothy 2:12

                        • g 2:12 - 'Endure' has a double sense in English: 'to last,' and 'to go through suffering patiently.' Here it is the latter, as in Rom. 2.7; 8.25; Jas. 5.11.
                          13 if we are unfaithful, *he* abides faithful, for he cannot deny himself.
                          14 Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers.
                          15 Strive diligently to present thyself approved to God, a workman that has not to be ashamed, cutting in a straight line the word of truth.
                          16 But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,

                          References for 2 Timothy 2:16

                            • h 2:16 - i e. those who speak thus.
                              17 and their word will spread as a gangrene; of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
                              18 [men] who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place already; and overthrow the faith of some.

                              References for 2 Timothy 2:18

                                • i 2:18 - Or 'missed the mark.' But this, though exact, is too familiar; and 'missed the truth' has another sense: see Note, 1Tim. 6.21.
                                  19 Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, [The] Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity.
                                  20 But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also wooden and earthen; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
                                  21 If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, [in separating himself from them], he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.

                                  References for 2 Timothy 2:21

                                    • j 2:21 - The word for 'purified' is only found here and 1Cor. 5.7, 'Purge out.' There it was to get rid of the old leaven out of the lump; here the one who names the name of the Lord has to purge himself from among the vessels. Hence we have an additional preposition which is rendered by 'separating from.' Lit. 'purified himself away from these.'
                                    • k 2:21 - Despotes, as Acts 4.24.
                                      22 But youthful lusts flee, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those that call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.
                                      23 But foolish and senseless questionings avoid, knowing that they beget contentions.

                                      References for 2 Timothy 2:23

                                        • l 2:23 - Lit. 'foolish and undisciplined questionings;' in general a mind not subject to God, a man following his own mind and will.
                                          24 And a bondman of [the] Lord ought not to contend, but be gentle towards all; apt to teach; forbearing;

                                          References for 2 Timothy 2:24

                                            • m 2:24 - Some take this to mean 'teachable,' but it seems to be more the spirit of the servant of the Lord.
                                              25 in meekness setting right those who oppose, if God perhaps may sometime give them repentance to acknowledgment of [the] truth,
                                              26 and that they may awake up out of the snare of the devil, [who are] taken by him, for *his* will.

                                              References for 2 Timothy 2:26

                                                • n 2:26 - It is here a question whether it be God's will or Satan's; whether 'for' (eis) refers to 'awake up' or 'taken captive:' 'awake up for his (God's) will out of the snare,' &c.; that those who have been taken as prey by the devil may, God having given them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth, awake up to follow his will. I rather prefer its application to God.