2 Timothy 3:11

11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.

2 Timothy 3:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
ESV
11 my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra--which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me.
NLT
11 You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra—but the Lord rescued me from all of it.
MSG
11 troubles, sufferings - suffering along with me in all the grief I had to put up with in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. And you also well know that God rescued me!
CSB
11 along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all.

2 Timothy 3:11 Meaning and Commentary

2 Timothy 3:11

Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch,
&c.] In Pisidia; where the Jews that contradicted and blasphemed his doctrine, and envied his success, stirred up the chief of the city, both men and women, against him, and Barnabas; who persecuted them and expelled them out, of their coasts, ( Acts 13:45 Acts 13:50 ) and also at Iconium; where both Jews and Gentiles made an assault upon them, to use them ill, and stone them, ( Acts 14:5 ) and likewise at Lystra; where the apostle was stoned, and drawn out of the city, and left for dead, ( Acts 14:19 ) . And these instances are the rather mentioned because they were done in those parts, where Timothy had lived, ( Acts 16:1 ) and so knew the truth of these things, not only from the apostle's mouth, but from the testimonies of others; and perhaps he might have been a witness to some of them himself;

what persecutions I endured:
not only in the above places, but elsewhere; see a detail of them in ( 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 ) ,

but out of them all the Lord delivered me;
see ( 2 Corinthians 1:10 ) ( 2 Timothy 4:17 2 Timothy 4:18 ) , this he says to the glory of the grace and power of God, to whom he ascribes all his deliverances; and for the encouragement of Timothy, and other saints, under sufferings, who may hope and believe that the Lord will deliver them in his own time and way, ( Psalms 34:19 ) .

2 Timothy 3:11 In-Context

9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

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