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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Timothy 6

Verse 1

servants. App-190 .

under . App-104 .

masters . App-98 .

that in order that. Greek. hina . God. App-98 .

not . App-105 .

Verse 2

believing. App-130 .

do . . . service . App-130 .

faithful. Some as "believing".

beloved. App-136 .

partakers = those who are partaking. Greek. antilambanomai. See Acts 20:35 .

benefit = good work. Greek. euergesia . See Acts 4:9 ,

exhort. App-134 .

Verse 3

If App-118 . a,

any man = any one. App-123 .

teach otherwise . See 1 Timothy 1:3 .

wholesome , Same as "sound", 1 Timothy 1:10 .

words . App-121 .10.

even the words = those.

Lord . App-98 .

Jesus Christ . App-99 .

according to . App-104 .

godliness . See 1 Timothy 2:2 .

Verse 4

proud = puffed up. See 1 Timothy 3:6 .

knowing . App-132 .

nothing . Greek. medeis .

doting = sick, or diseased. Greek. noseo . Only here. Compare Matthew 4:24 .

about . App-104 .

questions . See 1 Timothy 1:4 .

strifes , &c. Greek. logonaaettia . Only here. The verb in 2 Timothy 2:14 .

whereof = out of ( App-104 .) which.

surmisings , Greek. huponaia . Only here.

Verse 5

Perverse disputings. Greek. paradiatribe . Only here. The texts read diaparatribe .

men . App-123 .

of corrupt minds = corrupted (Greek. diophtheiro . See 2 Corinthians 4:16 ) as to their mind,

destitute = deprived. Greek. opostereo . See 1 Corinthians 6:7 .

gain , &c. Read "godliness is a way of gain".

gain . Greek. porismos . Here and 1 Timothy 6:6 .

from . App-104 .

withdraw thyself . Same as "depart", 1 Timothy 4:1 , but the texts omit "from such", &c.

Verse 6

with . Greek. meta . App-104 .

contentment . Greek. autarkeia . See 2 Corinthians 9:8 - Compare Philippians 1:4 , Philippians 1:11 .

Verse 7

nothing. Greek. oudeis .

into. App-104 .

world. App-129 .

and it is certain. Read "neither" (Greek. oude) . This makes with the second ouden a double negative.

certain. The texts omit.

Verse 8

food = nourishment. Greek. diatrophe . Only here.

raiment = covering, perhaps including shelter. Greek. skepasma , Only here.

content . Same word as 2 Corinthians 12:9 (sufficient). Hebrews 13:5 .

Verse 9

will. App-102 .

fall, &c. Compare 1Ti 3:6 , 1 Timothy 3:7 .

snare . See 1 Timothy 3:7 .

foolish . Greek. enoetos . See Romans 1:14 .

hurtful. Greek. blaberos . Only here.

drown. Greek. bulhizo . Only here and Luke 5:7 .

in . App-104 ,

destruction. Greek. olethros , See 1 Corinthians 5:5 .

perdition . See John 17:12 .

Verse 10

love of money . Greek. philarguria . Only here. Compare 2 Timothy 3:2 .

the = a.

all, &c. = all the evils.

evil . App-128 .

some. App-124 .

coveted after . See 1 Timothy 3:1 .

have erred = were seduced. Greek. apoplanao . Only here and Mark 13:22 .

faith. App-160 .

pierced . . . through . Greek. peripeiro . Only here.

with = by. Dative case.

sorrows = pangs. Greek. odune . Only here and Romans 9:3 .

Verse 11

righteousness . App-191 .

love. App-135 .

meekness . See 1 Corinthians 4:21 .

Verse 12

Fight. Greek. agonizomai . See Luke 13:24 .

fight. Greek. agon . See Philippians 1:30 . Figure of speech Paronomasia . App-6 .

eternal . App-151 .

life . App-170 .

whereunto = unto ( App-104 .) which.

hast. Omit.

professed = confessed. Greek. homologeo . Occurs twenty-three times; seventeen times "confess", three times "profess" make confession", "promise", "give thanks", once each.

a = the.

profession = confession. Greek. homologia . See 2 Corinthians 9:13 . Figure of speech Hyperbaton . App-6 .

before = in the sight of.

Verse 13

give . . . charge . See 1 Timothy 1:3 .

in the sight of = "before", as above.

quickeneth. See Romans 4:17 , The texts read zoogoneo , preserve alive.

Christ Jesus . App-98 .

before . App-104 .

confession. Same as "profession", 1 Timothy 6:12 .

Verse 14

without spot = unspotted, Greek. aspilos . Here; Jam 1:27 . 1 Peter 1:19 . 2 Peter 3:14 .

unrebukeable . Same as "blameless", 1 Timothy 3:2 ; 1 Timothy 5:7 .

appearing . App-106 .

Verse 15

Which . Refers to "appearing".

His = His own.

times = seasons. Compare Acts 1:7 . See App-195 .

Who is . Omit,

blessed . See 1 Timothy 1:11 .

Potentate . App-98 .

lords . Greek. kurieuo . See Luke 22:25 .

Verse 16

immortality = deathlessness. Greek. athanasia . Only here and 1 Corinthians 15:53-54 .

dwelling in = inhabiting. Greek. oikeo .

the . Omit.

light . App-130 .,

which , &c. = unapproachable. Greek. aprositos , Only here.

no man = no one (Greek. oudeis) of men ( App-123 .)

seen, see. App-133 ,

nor . Greek. oude . power. App-172 .

everlasting . App-151 . Compare 1 Timothy 6:12 ,

Verse 17

in . App-104 .

this = the present.

world . App-129 .,

highminded. Greek. hupselophroneo . Only here and Romans 11:20 .

nor . Greek. mede

trust = set their hope.

in = upon. App-104 .

uncertain = the uncertainty of. (Greek. adelotes . Only here.

in . The texts read App-104 .

the living . The texts omit,

giveth = providoth. See 1 Timothy 1:4 (minister).

richly . See Colossians 3:16 .

to enjoy = for ( App-104 .)

enjoyment. Greek. apelausis . Here and Hebrews 11:25 .

Verse 18

do good . Greek. agathoergeo . Only here.

ready to distribute . Greek. eumetadotos . Only here,

willing to communicate . Greek. koinonikos . Only here. "Sociable" (Authorized Version m.)

Verse 19

Laying up , &c. Greek. apotliesairizo . Only here.

against . App-104 .

lay hold , &c. Compare 1 Timothy 6:12 .

eternal life . The texts read, "the life that is life indeed": for ainios reading ontos . Compare 1 Timothy 5:3 .

Verse 20

keep = guard, as in 1 Timothy 5:21 (observe). Compare 2 Timothy 1:12 , 2 Timothy 1:14 .

that . . . trust . Greek. parakalatheke . Only here and 2 Timothy 1:14 . But the texts read paratheke in both places, thus agreeing with 2 Timothy 1:14 . Both words mean "deposit". The deposit entrusted to Timothy was the teaching regarding the Mystery (1 Timothy 3:16 ).

avoiding = turning aside from. See 1 Timothy 1:5 ; 1 Timothy 1:10 .

profane . Greek. bebelos . See 1 Timothy 1:9 .

and . Omit.

vain babblings . Greek. kenophdnirs . Only here and 2 Timothy 2:16 .

oppositions. Greek. antithesis . Only here.

science. App-132 .

falsely so called. Greek. pseudonumos . Only here. There is much science (knowledge) which does not deserve the name, being only speculation.

Verse 21

have. Omit.

erred. See 1 Timothy 1:6 (swerved).

concerning. App-104 .

Grace . App-184 .

thee. The texts read "you".

Amen. Omit.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Timothy 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-timothy-6.html. 1909-1922.