1 Timothy 2

Hymeneus and Alexander. The same individuals, apparently, are mentioned in 2 Tim. 2:17, 18, and 4:14. An Alexander of Ephesus is spoken of as taking an active part in the disturbances produced by Demetrius; although whether his action in that case was intended to be friendly or hostile to Paul, seems to be uncertain.—Delivered unto Satan; to the kingdom of Satan; that is, he had excommunicated them from the kingdom of Christ.

To be testified; to be proclaimed as the Savior.

Verity; truth.

Without wrath and doubting; without feelings of anger or ill-will towards men, or of coldness and distrust towards God.

Compare the passage, 1 Pet. 3:3, 4.

For Adam, &c.; in token of the superior position which man was intended to hold. Compare 1 Cor. 11:8, 9.

Was not deceived; that is, by the serpent. (Gen. 3:1-6.)—Was in the transgression; was led into transgression.

In child-bearing; in her appropriate province of rearing and educating her children. The meaning is, that if she devote herself patiently and faithfully to the duties of her proper sphere, the way of eternal salvation is open to her as well as to man.

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