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2 Timothy 1

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Introduction

Overview

2 Timothy 1:1, Paul’s love to Timothy, and the unfeigned faith which was in Timothy himself, his mother, and grandmother; 2 Timothy 1:6, He is exhorted to stir up the gift of God which was in him; 2 Timothy 1:8, to be stedfast and patient in persecution; 2 Timothy 1:13, and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine which he had learned of him; 2 Timothy 1:15, Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like, are noted, and Onesiphorus is highly commended.

Verse 1

an: Romans 1:1, 2 Corinthians 1:1

the promise: John 5:24, John 5:39, John 5:40, John 6:40, John 6:54, John 10:28, John 17:3, Romans 5:21, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Ephesians 3:6, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 9:15, 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:4, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13

Reciprocal: Acts 22:14 - hath Galatians 1:1 - but Galatians 3:22 - that Colossians 3:4 - our 2 Timothy 1:10 - and hath

Verse 2

Timothy: 1 Timothy 1:2, Romans 12:19, Philippians 4:1

Grace: Romans 1:7

Reciprocal: John 17:20 - for them Acts 16:1 - named Acts 20:4 - Timotheus Romans 16:21 - Timotheus 1 Corinthians 4:17 - who is Philippians 2:22 - as 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - Timotheus 1 Timothy 1:18 - son 2 Timothy 2:1 - my Titus 1:4 - mine

Verse 3

I thank: Romans 1:8, Ephesians 1:16

whom: 2 Timothy 1:5, 2 Timothy 3:15, Acts 22:3, Acts 24:14, Acts 26:4, Acts 27:23, Galatians 1:14

with: Acts 23:1, Acts 24:16, Romans 1:9, Romans 9:1, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Timothy 1:19, Hebrews 13:8

that: Romans 1:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 3:10

night: Luke 2:37

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 12:23 - God forbid Nehemiah 1:6 - day and night Psalms 1:2 - day Psalms 22:2 - I cry Psalms 88:1 - I have Luke 18:7 - which Romans 6:17 - But Ephesians 6:18 - Praying Philippians 1:3 - upon Colossians 1:3 - praying Colossians 1:9 - do 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - night 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - and that Philemon 1:4 - General 1 Peter 3:16 - a good

Verse 4

desiring: 2 Timothy 4:9, 2 Timothy 4:21, Romans 1:11, Romans 15:30-32, Philippians 1:8, Philippians 2:26, 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20, 1 Thessalonians 3:1

being: Acts 20:19, Acts 20:31, Acts 20:37, Acts 20:38, Revelation 7:17, Revelation 21:4

filled: Psalms 126:5, Isaiah 61:3, Jeremiah 31:13, John 16:22, John 16:24, 1 John 1:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:30 - wept there Mark 9:24 - with Acts 11:23 - seen Acts 15:36 - and see Acts 21:13 - to weep Romans 1:12 - that I may Romans 15:23 - and Philippians 2:28 - ye see Colossians 1:9 - do 2 John 1:12 - that

Verse 5

I call: Psalms 77:6

unfeigned: Psalms 17:1, Psalms 18:44, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 81:15, *marg. Jeremiah 3:10, John 1:47, 2 Corinthians 6:6, 1 Timothy 1:5, 1 Timothy 4:6, 1 Peter 1:22

thy mother: Psalms 22:10, Psalms 86:16, Psalms 116:16, Acts 16:1

I am: 2 Timothy 1:12, Acts 26:26, Romans 4:21, Romans 8:38, Romans 14:5, Romans 14:14, Romans 15:14, Hebrews 6:9, Hebrews 11:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - command Deuteronomy 29:29 - revealed Proverbs 1:8 - hear Proverbs 4:4 - He Proverbs 31:1 - his Proverbs 31:28 - children Mark 10:14 - Suffer Acts 11:23 - seen Ephesians 6:4 - but Philippians 2:20 - I have 1 Timothy 5:10 - if she have brought 2 Timothy 1:3 - whom 2 Timothy 3:15 - from 2 Peter 1:1 - have 2 John 1:2 - which

Verse 6

I put: 2 Timothy 2:14, Isaiah 43:26, 1 Timothy 4:6, 2 Peter 1:12, 2 Peter 3:1, Jude 1:5

that: 2 Timothy 4:2, Exodus 35:26, Exodus 36:2, Matthew 25:15-30, Luke 19:13, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:19, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Peter 4:11

by the: Acts 8:17, Acts 8:18, Acts 19:6, 1 Timothy 4:14, Hebrews 6:2

Reciprocal: Matthew 25:25 - General Acts 6:6 - when Acts 9:17 - and putting Acts 13:3 - General Romans 15:15 - as Colossians 4:17 - the ministry 1 Timothy 5:22 - Lay Titus 3:1 - Put 2 Peter 1:13 - to stir

Verse 7

the spirit: Acts 20:24, Acts 21:13, Romans 8:15, Hebrews 2:15, 1 John 4:18

but: Micah 3:8, Zechariah 4:6, Luke 10:19, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 6:8, Acts 9:22, Acts 10:38, 1 Corinthians 2:4

of love: Romans 5:5, Galatians 5:22, Colossians 1:8, 1 Peter 1:22

a sound: Psalms 119:80, Proverbs 2:7, Proverbs 8:14, Luke 8:35, Luke 15:17, Acts 26:11, Acts 26:25, 2 Corinthians 5:13, 2 Corinthians 5:14

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 6:13 - that I should Psalms 34:4 - from Psalms 143:10 - thy spirit Proverbs 14:30 - sound Isaiah 11:2 - the spirit of wisdom Ezekiel 2:6 - be not Matthew 25:25 - General Mark 5:15 - and they Luke 1:74 - that we Luke 19:21 - I feared John 7:26 - he speaketh John 14:27 - afraid Acts 4:29 - that 1 Corinthians 13:13 - the greatest 2 Corinthians 3:17 - where Galatians 5:18 - if Philippians 1:28 - in 2 Timothy 2:1 - be Hebrews 10:19 - Having Hebrews 12:18 - General 1 John 4:7 - love is

Verse 8

ashamed: 2 Timothy 1:12, Psalms 119:46, Isaiah 51:7, Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26, Acts 5:41, Romans 1:16, Romans 9:33, Ephesians 3:13, 1 Peter 4:14

the testimony: Psalms 19:7, Isaiah 8:20, John 15:27, John 19:35, Ephesians 4:17, 1 Timothy 2:6, 1 John 4:14, 1 John 5:11, 1 John 5:12, Revelation 1:2, Revelation 12:11, Revelation 19:10

his prisoner: 2 Timothy 1:16, 2 Timothy 2:9, Ephesians 3:1, Ephesians 4:1, Philippians 1:7

be thou: 2 Timothy 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:11, 2 Timothy 2:12, 2 Timothy 4:5, Romans 8:17, Romans 8:18, Romans 8:36, 1 Corinthians 4:9-13, 2 Corinthians 11:23-27, Philippians 3:10, Colossians 1:24, 1 Thessalonians 3:4, 1 Peter 4:13-15, Revelation 1:9, Revelation 12:11

according: 2 Timothy 4:17, Romans 16:25, 2 Corinthians 6:7, 2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Philippians 4:13, Colossians 1:11, 1 Peter 1:5, Jude 1:24

Reciprocal: Proverbs 27:17 - so Jeremiah 37:21 - Thus Matthew 10:18 - for a Matthew 10:32 - confess me Mark 8:35 - for John 7:26 - he speaketh Acts 4:29 - that Acts 14:22 - we Acts 27:35 - in 1 Corinthians 1:6 - the 1 Corinthians 2:1 - the testimony 2 Corinthians 6:4 - afflictions 2 Corinthians 6:5 - imprisonments Philippians 1:28 - in Colossians 4:18 - Remember 1 Thessalonians 3:3 - moved Philemon 1:1 - a prisoner Hebrews 10:33 - whilst Hebrews 11:25 - Choosing Hebrews 13:23 - is set Revelation 6:9 - slain

Verse 9

hath: Matthew 1:21, Acts 2:47, 1 Corinthians 1:18, Ephesians 2:5, Ephesians 2:8, 1 Timothy 1:1, Titus 3:4, Titus 3:5

called: Romans 8:28, Romans 8:30, Romans 9:24, 1 Thessalonians 4:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:14, Hebrews 3:1, 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Peter 1:16, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Peter 2:20, 1 Peter 2:21

not: Romans 3:20, Romans 9:11, Romans 11:5, Romans 11:6, Ephesians 2:9, Titus 3:5

according to his: Deuteronomy 7:7, Deuteronomy 7:8, Isaiah 14:26, Isaiah 14:27, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 11:26, Luke 10:21, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 1:11

which: John 6:37, John 10:28, John 10:29, John 17:9, 1 Corinthians 3:21, 1 Corinthians 3:22, Ephesians 1:3

before: John 17:24, Acts 15:18, Romans 16:25, Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 3:11, Titus 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8, Revelation 17:8

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:4 - Speak not Psalms 103:17 - the mercy Isaiah 35:8 - The way Jeremiah 31:3 - an Ezekiel 36:32 - for your Hosea 14:2 - receive Hosea 14:4 - I will love Matthew 13:35 - I will utter Luke 1:75 - General Luke 2:11 - unto Acts 2:39 - as many Romans 1:6 - the called Romans 4:6 - without 1 Corinthians 1:2 - called 1 Corinthians 1:9 - by 1 Corinthians 2:7 - even 1 Corinthians 15:2 - ye are Galatians 1:6 - that called Galatians 1:15 - and Ephesians 2:4 - his Ephesians 3:9 - beginning Ephesians 4:1 - vocation Philippians 2:13 - good Philippians 3:9 - not Colossians 3:12 - beloved 1 Thessalonians 1:4 - your election 1 Thessalonians 2:12 - who 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - calleth 1 Timothy 2:3 - God 1 Timothy 6:12 - whereunto 1 Peter 5:10 - who 2 Peter 1:3 - called

Verse 10

now: Isaiah 25:7, Isaiah 60:2, Isaiah 60:3, Luke 2:31, Luke 2:32, Romans 16:26, Ephesians 1:9, Colossians 1:26, Colossians 1:27, Titus 1:3, Titus 2:11, 1 Peter 1:20, 1 Peter 1:21, 1 John 1:2

our: Isaiah 43:3, Isaiah 45:15, Isaiah 45:21, Luke 2:11, John 4:42, Acts 5:31, Acts 13:23, Titus 1:4, Titus 2:13, Titus 3:4, 2 Peter 1:1, 2 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 2:20, 2 Peter 3:2, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 John 4:14

who: Isaiah 25:8, Hosea 13:14, John 11:25, John 11:26, 1 Corinthians 15:54, 1 Corinthians 15:55, Hebrews 2:14, Hebrews 2:15, Revelation 20:14

abolished: Luke 13:7, Romans 3:31, Romans 6:6, Galatians 5:4,*Gr.

and hath: 2 Timothy 1:1, John 5:24-29, John 5:40, John 14:6, John 20:31, Romans 2:7, Romans 5:17, Romans 5:18, 1 Corinthians 15:53, 2 Corinthians 5:4, 2 Peter 1:3, 1 John 1:2, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:2, Revelation 22:14, Revelation 22:17, Luke 11:36, John 1:9, 1 Corinthians 4:5, Ephesians 1:18, Hebrews 10:32, Revelation 18:1,*Gr.

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:30 - I have Matthew 11:11 - greater Matthew 13:35 - I will utter Acts 28:20 - this chain 1 Corinthians 15:26 - General Ephesians 3:5 - in other Ephesians 5:14 - Christ 1 Thessalonians 1:4 - your election 1 Timothy 1:1 - God 1 John 2:8 - and the

Verse 11

Acts 9:15, Ephesians 3:7, Ephesians 3:8, 1 Timothy 1:7, 1 Timothy 2:7

Reciprocal: John 7:35 - teach John 15:16 - ordained Acts 13:2 - they Acts 22:21 - for Acts 26:17 - the Gentiles Romans 1:1 - called Romans 11:13 - the apostle Romans 15:16 - I should 1 Corinthians 9:1 - I not an 2 Corinthians 3:6 - hath Galatians 1:16 - that Galatians 2:7 - the gospel of the uncircumcision Ephesians 3:2 - ye Ephesians 3:5 - in other Philippians 1:17 - that Colossians 1:23 - whereof 1 Timothy 1:1 - by 1 Timothy 1:11 - which Titus 1:3 - which James 3:1 - be

Verse 12

the which: 2 Timothy 1:8, 2 Timothy 2:9, 2 Timothy 3:10-12, 2 Timothy 4:16, 2 Timothy 4:17, Acts 9:16, Acts 13:46, Acts 13:50, Acts 14:5, Acts 14:6, Acts 21:27-31, Acts 22:21-24, Ephesians 3:1-8, 1 Thessalonians 2:16

I am: 2 Timothy 1:8, Psalms 25:2, Isaiah 50:7, Isaiah 54:4, Acts 21:13, Romans 1:16, Romans 5:4, Romans 5:5, Romans 9:33, Philippians 1:20, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 4:16

for I: Psalms 9:10, Psalms 56:9, Philippians 3:8, Philippians 3:10, 1 Peter 4:19

believed: or, trusted, Isaiah 12:2, Nahum 1:7, Matthew 12:21, Romans 15:12, Romans 15:13, Ephesians 1:12, Ephesians 1:13, 1 Peter 1:20, 1 Peter 1:21

am persuaded: 2 Timothy 1:5

he is: John 10:28-30, Philippians 3:21, Hebrews 2:18, Hebrews 7:25

keep: John 6:39, John 6:40, John 6:44, John 17:11, John 17:12, John 17:15, 1 Timothy 6:20, 1 Peter 1:5, Jude 1:24

which I: Psalms 31:5, Luke 23:46, Acts 7:59, 1 Peter 4:19

against: 2 Timothy 1:18, 2 Timothy 4:8, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 24:36, Luke 10:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:10 - General Job 5:8 - unto God Psalms 10:14 - the poor Psalms 16:1 - for Psalms 71:9 - Cast Proverbs 27:17 - so Ecclesiastes 9:1 - that the Jeremiah 20:18 - with Daniel 6:20 - able Daniel 11:33 - yet Hosea 2:20 - and Mark 8:38 - ashamed Luke 9:26 - whosoever Luke 14:27 - cannot John 5:23 - all men John 10:14 - am Acts 14:23 - they commended Acts 20:24 - none Acts 27:25 - I believe Acts 27:35 - in Romans 4:21 - fully Romans 8:35 - shall tribulation Romans 8:38 - For I Romans 11:13 - the apostle 1 Corinthians 9:26 - not 1 Corinthians 15:19 - hope 2 Corinthians 5:1 - we know 2 Corinthians 10:8 - I should not Philippians 1:17 - that Philippians 2:19 - But Colossians 1:23 - whereof 1 Thessalonians 2:2 - shamefully 2 Thessalonians 1:10 - in that 2 Timothy 4:18 - and will 1 Peter 2:19 - for conscience 1 Peter 2:23 - but 1 John 3:19 - assure 1 John 5:19 - we know

Verse 13

Hold: 2 Timothy 1:14, 2 Timothy 3:14, Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 3:21, Proverbs 4:4-8, Proverbs 4:13, Proverbs 23:23, Philippians 1:27, 1 Thessalonians 5:21, Titus 1:9, Hebrews 3:6, Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 10:23, Jude 1:3, Revelation 2:25, Revelation 3:3, Revelation 3:11

the form: Proverbs 8:14, Romans 2:20, Romans 6:17, 1 Timothy 1:10, 1 Timothy 6:3, Titus 2:1, Titus 2:8

which: 2 Timothy 2:2, Philippians 4:9

in faith: Colossians 1:4, 1 Timothy 1:14

Reciprocal: John 17:6 - they 1 Timothy 6:20 - keep 2 John 1:3 - in truth Revelation 2:13 - thou holdest

Verse 14

good: 2 Timothy 2:2, Luke 16:11, Romans 3:2, 1 Corinthians 9:17, 2 Corinthians 5:19, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Galatians 2:7, Colossians 4:11, 1 Timothy 1:11, 1 Timothy 6:20

by the: Romans 8:13, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:19, 1 Peter 1:22

which dwelleth: John 14:17, Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Corinthians 5:16, Ephesians 2:22

Reciprocal: John 14:26 - Holy Ghost Romans 8:9 - if so be 2 Corinthians 6:16 - I will dwell 1 Thessalonians 2:4 - to be 2 Timothy 1:13 - Hold 2 Timothy 4:7 - I have kept 1 John 3:24 - dwelleth

Verse 15

that: Acts 16:6, Acts 19:10, Acts 19:27, Acts 19:31, Acts 20:16, 1 Corinthians 16:19

be: 2 Timothy 4:10, 2 Timothy 4:16, Philippians 2:21

Reciprocal: Matthew 13:21 - is Matthew 24:10 - shall many Mark 4:17 - have John 6:66 - of his Acts 2:9 - Asia Acts 19:9 - but spake Ephesians 4:14 - tossed 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold 1 Timothy 5:15 - General 2 Timothy 4:4 - turn 2 Timothy 4:11 - Only 1 Peter 1:1 - Asia

Verse 16

Lord: 2 Timothy 1:18, Nehemiah 5:19, Nehemiah 13:14, Nehemiah 13:22, Nehemiah 13:31, Psalms 18:25, Psalms 37:26, Matthew 5:7, Matthew 10:41, Matthew 10:42, Matthew 25:35-40, 2 Corinthians 9:12-14, Hebrews 6:10, Hebrews 10:34

the house: 2 Timothy 4:19

refreshed: 1 Corinthians 16:18, Philemon 1:7, Philemon 1:20

and was: 2 Timothy 1:8

my: Acts 28:20, Ephesians 6:20, *marg.

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 24:13 - deliver Joshua 2:12 - that ye will Joshua 2:18 - thy father Ruth 1:8 - the Lord Ruth 2:20 - Blessed 1 Samuel 15:6 - ye showed 2 Samuel 2:6 - the Lord 2 Samuel 9:7 - for I will 2 Samuel 15:20 - mercy 2 Kings 4:13 - thou hast Job 29:13 - The blessing Psalms 119:46 - will not Psalms 119:124 - Deal Psalms 141:5 - for yet my Proverbs 10:6 - Blessings Jeremiah 39:17 - I will Matthew 25:17 - he also Matthew 25:36 - I was in Mark 8:38 - ashamed Luke 16:9 - Make Acts 12:6 - bound Romans 1:16 - I am Romans 15:32 - and may 2 Corinthians 7:13 - because 2 Corinthians 9:14 - by 2 Corinthians 11:23 - in prisons Ephesians 3:1 - the Colossians 4:3 - for 2 Timothy 2:9 - I suffer Hebrews 10:33 - whilst Hebrews 11:36 - bonds Hebrews 13:3 - them that

Verse 17

Acts 28:30, Acts 28:31

Reciprocal: Acts 2:10 - strangers Acts 21:4 - finding Hebrews 6:10 - which

Verse 18

that he: 2 Timothy 1:16, 1 Kings 17:20, Matthew 25:34-40

mercy: Psalms 130:3, Psalms 130:4, Luke 1:72, Luke 1:78, Romans 3:23, Romans 3:24, Romans 9:15-23, Ephesians 2:4, 1 Peter 1:10

in that: 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Thessalonians 2:19

ministered: Luke 8:3, 2 Corinthians 9:1, Hebrews 6:10

Ephesus: 2 Timothy 4:12, Acts 19:1, 1 Corinthians 16:8, 1 Timothy 1:3, Revelation 2:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 6:8 - General Ruth 2:12 - recompense Matthew 7:22 - to me Matthew 20:26 - minister Acts 18:19 - Ephesus Romans 16:2 - for 1 Corinthians 3:13 - the day 1 Corinthians 5:5 - the day 2 Thessalonians 1:10 - in that 2 Timothy 4:8 - at that 1 Peter 4:10 - minister

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 1". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-timothy-1.html.
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