2 Timothy 21:1 Christ (a-5) Or 'Christ Jesus,' according to some authorities.2:2 of (b-12) Dia. the state or circumstances in which a thing happened, as Rom. 2.27. 2:3 suffering (c-5) See ch. 1.8. Christ. (d-12) Or 'Christ Jesus,' according to some authorities. 2:4 going (e-3) Or 'serving.' 2:6 labour (f-4) It might be rendered, 'The labouring husbandman ought to be the first to partake (as Heb. 6.7) of the fruits.' But the sense is that he must work first in order to partake. 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 Rom. 2.7; 8.25; Jas. 5.11. obtain (h-18) Not in an active sense, but simply get it, not miss it. 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 Rom. 2.7; 8.25; Jas. 5.11. 2:16 they (i-7) i e. those who speak thus. 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, 1Tim. 6.21. 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. 2:21 purified (b-6) The word for 'purified' is only found here and 1Cor. 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. 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. 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. 2:25 acknowledgment (f-17) Clear, full knowledge or acknowledgment, epignosis. 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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