2 Timothy 1:11

11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.

2 Timothy 1:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
ESV
11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,
NLT
11 And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.
MSG
11 This is the Message I've been set apart to proclaim as preacher, emissary, and teacher.
CSB
11 For this [gospel] I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher,

2 Timothy 1:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Timothy 1:11

Whereunto I am appointed a preacher
Both from eternity, in the counsel and purpose of God, ( Acts 9:15 ) and in time, by the church at Antioch, and the prophets in it, according to the express order of the Holy Ghost, ( Acts 13:2 ) . And if ever there was a preacher of the Gospel, Paul was one; he preached purely, powerfully, publicly, constantly, boldly, and with all faithfulness and integrity:

and an apostle;
that is, of the Gentiles, as follows, and as he elsewhere styles himself, ( Romans 11:13 ) for it does not run so smooth and easy to connect this with the word Gospel. In ( 2 Timothy 1:1 ) , he is called the apostle of Jesus Christ, because he was sent by him; and here the apostle of the Gentiles, because, he was sent to them; and this by the same appointment, by which he became a preacher:

and a teacher of the Gentiles;
though all the apostles, by their commission, were sent to teach all nations, or the Gentiles in the several parts of the world, as well as Jews; yet the apostle was eminently a teacher of them; his work chiefly lay among them; the Gospel of the uncircumcision, or the ministration of the Gospel to the uncircumcised Gentiles, was committed to him; and he was a teacher of them in faith and verity, as in ( 1 Timothy 2:7 ) . The Alexandrian copy only reads, "and a teacher".

2 Timothy 1:11 In-Context

9 He has saved us and called us to a holy lifeā€”not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.
12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus.

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