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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

2 Timothy 2

Introduction

1:1 Christ (a-5) Or 'Christ Jesus,' according to some authorities.

Verse 2

2:2 of (b-12) Dia . the state or circumstances in which a thing happened, as Romans 2:27 .

Verse 3

2:3 suffering (c-5) See ch. 1.8. Christ. (d-12) Or 'Christ Jesus,' according to some authorities.

Verse 4

2:4 going (e-3) Or 'serving.'

Verse 6

2:6 labour (f-4) It might be rendered, 'The labouring husbandman ought to be the first to partake (as Hebrews 6:7 ) of the fruits.' But the sense is that he must work first in order to partake.

Verse 10

2:10 endure (g-5) 'Endure' has a double sense in English. 'to last,' and 'to go through suffering patiently.' Here it is the latter, as in Romans 2:7 ; Romans 8:25 ; James 5:11 . obtain (h-18) Not in an active sense, but simply get it, not miss it.

Verse 12

2:12 endure, (g-3) 'Endure' has a double sense in English. 'to last,' and 'to go through suffering patiently.' Here it is the latter, as in Romans 2:7 ; Romans 8:25 ; James 5:11 .

Verse 16

2:16 they (i-7) i e. those who speak thus.

Verse 18

2:18 astray, (k-9) Or 'missed the mark.' But this, though exact, is too familiar; and 'missed the truth' has another sense. see Note, 1 Timothy 6:21 .

Verse 19

2:19 (a-1) The Greek word affirms with certainty where doubt may have been raised. This overthrowing might seem to call in question God's foundation. Yet that remains firm. Speculation as to what the foundation is is futile, particularly that of those who speak of the invisible church. The church is founded, a building; not a foundation. It is simply God's foundation abstractly.

Verse 21

2:21 purified (b-6) The word for 'purified' is only found here and 1 Corinthians 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.' Master, (c-26) Despotes , as Acts 4:24 .

Verse 23

2:23 senseless (d-4) Lit. 'foolish and undisciplined questionings;' in general a mind not subject to God, a man following his own mind and will.

Verse 24

2:24 teach; (e-18) Some take this to mean 'teachable,' but it seems to be more the spirit of the servant of the Lord.

Verse 25

2:25 acknowledgment (f-17) Clear, full knowledge or acknowledgment, epignosis .

Verse 26

2:26 *his* (g-20) 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.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/2-timothy-2.html. 1857-67.