2 Timothy 1:16 The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains; 2 Timothy 4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Guthrie, p150.]. His knowing them as His involves His making Himself known to them (John 10:14; John 10:27; Revelation 2:17; Luke 13:25-27). Linked with this thought is the other side of the coin - ACT LIKE IT! Working hard for a faithful God. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". Those who suffer and believe with him, 2 Timothy 2:11-13, will be by him confessed. Not God the Creator, but "the Lord," the Redeemer. Joel 3:5). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/2-timothy-2.html. The Greek requires, ‘The strong (or firm) foundation of God stands fast.’ What is this ‘strong foundation’? "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". 4) Others see it as referring to the foundation that God has laid in the Apostles and Prophets, with Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. And what is the imagery employed? Be you clean who bear the vessels of the Lord.’ The same verb for ‘depart’ is used in LXX, but there they are bearers of the vessels of the Lord, not the actual vessels. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". Nothing can stand in the way of God’s purposes. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure; having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his; And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity; Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.—The thought and the words are from the Old Testament. ), i.e., that which God has firmly founded. This three-fold foundation standeth sure — Remains immoveable and the same, throughout all ages. Several understand these words, which are similar to those Numbers xvi. Seal - inscription: indicating ownership and destination. 2 Timothy 2:19 New Living Translation (NLT). 1871-8. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". The second calls on those who choose to identify themselves with the Lord to abstain from wicked behavior. 2 Timothy 2 – Advice to a Young Pastor A. We should give full force to the μέντοι. But who build on this foundation? So must the true believers in Christ depart from the iniquity of these deniers of the resurrection. also Isaiah 26:13. ), so the blessing which God pours on governors extendeth itself to such as are under them. CHAPTER 4. (19) Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure.—Better rendered, Nevertheless God’s firm foundation standeth. Those who belong, to the Lord must turn away from the false teachers. BibliographyPett, Peter. ", Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. 3) Others see the foundation as Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 21:42). "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". 2 Timothy 2 is the second chapter of the Second Epistle to Timothy in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The letter has been traditionally attributed to Paul the Apostle, the last one written in Rome before his death (c. 64 or 67), addressed to Timothy. Firstly that God’s purpose is sure and firmly founded whatever happens, and secondly that He knows who are true and who are not, and that He requires those who are true to depart from unrighteousness. 19. Though reprobates 'err concerning the truth' (2 Timothy 2:18), and deny the faith, God abates not His faithfulness (cf. 1909-1922. The words were probably a memory of Numbers 16:5; but the thought here goes far deeper. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.". 1905. The "foundation" here is not "the Church," the "ground" or basement support "of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15; as Alford, Ellicott, etc. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2:19 New International Version (NIV). October 13, 2019 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. The "seal" is the token of assurance or security attached to His word of truth ("the foundation of God"), with the legend on one side of its round surface. 2 Timothy 2:19-21 "Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, 'The Lord knows those who are His,' and, 'Let everyone who names the name of the Lord abstain from wickedness.'" * 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: a 2 proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. We can compare how in the Old Testament ‘the prophetic teaching ‘ was sealed (Isaiah 8:16), and the prophetic future was sealed (Daniel 12:4; Daniel 12:9). Here; Hebrews 5:12, Hebrews 5:14; 1 Peter 5:9. 1857. Notwithstanding the subversion of their faith, 'the firm foundation of (i:e., laid by) God standeth' fast [ ho (Greek #3588) stereos (Greek #4731) themelios (Greek #2310) tou (Greek #3588) Theou (Greek #2316) hesteeken (Greek #2476): the English version would require ho (Greek #3588) themelios (Greek #2310) stereos (Greek #4731)]. Even though some in the Ephesian church were upsetting and being upset, the universal church itself had stood and would continue to stand firm (Gr. 2 Timothy 2:20-21; Isaiah 28:16 LXX 1 Corinthians 3:10-12; Ephesians 2:20-22; 1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Timothy 6:19). 11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; CHAPTER 2. Having this seal. 5. But the sure foundation of God and of the Christian faith standeth firm, though some fall from it, and will stand to the end of the world, the Church being built on a rock, and upon the promises of Christ, which cannot fail. If we are His we ought to depart from sin and act like the children of God that we are, not like the lost that wallow in their sin. It is called here θεμέλιος τοῦ θεοῦ rather than οἶκος τ. θεοῦ, so as to express the better its immobility, unaffected by those who ἀνατρέπουσι, κ. τ. λ.; cf. “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us” (1 John 2:19). 5. ἔγνω κύριος κ. τ. λ.: The words are taken from Numbers 16:5, ἐπέσκεπται καὶ ἔγνω ὁ θεὸς τοὺς ὄντας αὐτοῦ, “In the morning the Lord will shew who are His”. 1) Some have referred this foundation to the ‘sure foundation’ described in Isaiah 28:16, (although the rendering in LXX does not specifically lend itself to the connection). NASB ... KJV Lexicon. This certainly agrees with the idea that the Lord ‘knows’ His own as found on His own lips in Matthew 7:23; Matthew 25:12; John 2:24; John 5:42; John 6:64; John 10:14; John 13:18; and also in Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 8:3; Galatians 4:9; 1 Peter 1:2, compare also Amos 3:2. We belong to Him if we have yielded our hearts to Him, and He will not ‘suffer His Holy One to see corruption,’ here or hereafter. 2 Timothy 2:19. The back side of this is that if you aren"t departing from iniquity and name the name of Christ then one might question if you are truly His. The seal has two inscriptions on it, like the obverse and reverse of a coin, or like two sentences which might be written on the two lintels of a door. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-timothy-2.html. 1974. Denomination: Pentecostal. The household of Onesipherus. The one is a promise; the other is a commandment. Colossians 2:5. knoweth = knew. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/2-timothy-2.html. So in Revelation 21:14 the names of the twelve apostles are found on the twelve foundations of the mystical Jerusalem. The foundation of God standeth sure. 2 Timothy 2:19 MSG Meanwhile, God’s firm foundation is as firm as ever, these sentences engraved on the stones: GOD KNOWS WHO BELONGS TO HIM. . Be strong: This was an important encouragement. στύλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας (1 Timothy 3:15). BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Here is certainty. The sense is, that the faith and Church of Christ cannot fail, because God has decreed and promised to remain with his Church, and especially to protect his elect, to the end of the world. Here the apostle passes rapidly from the notion of the Church collectively as a foundation, or a building well founded, to that of the men and women of whom it is composed, and who have been sealed by God (see reff. The Lord knoweth , [once for all: aorist, egnoo (Greek #1097): from eternity knew; not as the Lord knoweth, but not man; for believers do know their being His (1 John 5:19; Romans 8:16); but the Lord knoweth so as to approve of and acknowledge. The Jew was especially accustomed to see the words and promises of his God written or graven on his doorposts and on his gates. Dr. Whitby supposes that the apostle alludes here to Numbers 16:5, To-morrow the Lord will show who are his, and who is holy; and that the clause has a peculiar reference to the apostles, in opposition to heretical teachers. 6) Still other suggestions are that the foundation is the truth of the Gospel, or the work of God in the believer. If we do refer it to this verse on the basis of the Hebrew text (‘the sure foundation’) then the firm foundation that stood there was the statement ‘he who believes will not be in a hurry’ (because ‘in quietness and confidence would be their strength’ - Isaiah 30:15). 2 Timothy 2:19. “Naming the name of Jesus” must be understood in the sense of the last clause of 1 Corinthians 12:3; in other words, this sentence of the inscription signifies that no man confessing with the heart that Jesus is Lord can commit iniquity deliberately—the two things are utterly incompatible. Not the word of truth as a bare theory, but as a surely appropriated foundation of faith and hope standeth fast as the safeguard against error (1 Peter 1:22-25 : contrast Psalms 11:3; Psalms 82:5). So it signifies Revelation 9:4; and the expression is here used with propriety, in allusion to the custom of engraving upon some stones laid in the foundation of buildings, the names of the persons by whom, and the purposes for which, the structure was raised. The Biblical Illustrator. 26. depart from the tents of these wicked men, to be as it were a second seal, or part of the seal of God's firm decree, inasmuch as the elect by his grace, or when they are prevented and assisted by his grace, will always depart from iniquity; will remain firm in faith, and in the practice of good works: so that this may rather be an effect of the former seal, i.e. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. The Lord know those who are his. His knowing is elective (Amos 3:2); communicative, as it imparts the consciousness of God's recognition to the soul (Psalms 31:7); distinctive (Psalms 1:6) between the godly and the ungodly: the Septuagint (Numbers 16:5), egnoo (Greek #1097) ho (Greek #3588) Theos (Greek #2316) tous (Greek #3588) ontas (Greek #5607) autou (Greek #846) kai (Greek #2532) tous (Greek #3588) hagious (Greek #40), to which Paul alludes], Let everyone that nameth (as His Lord, Psalms 20:7; Acts 22:16; or preacheth in His name Jeremiah 20:9). 2 Timothy 2:19 Context. As it was in Him that the eternal purposes of God for the salvation of His own was being accomplished, this is very similar to 1) and 2), but with the additional element of His personal Being and activity. Do feel free to make copies for friends that might be interested as long as you do not make profit from the copies. Compare Romans 9:8; Romans 11:26. 19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” [] and … 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The spiritual logic of the appeal is the same as that of Galatians 5:25, “If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk”. Having this seal—The seal suggests the motto inscribed upon the seal, yet the seal itself implies the surety of the foundation. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Αποστητω απο αδικιας πας ὁ ονομαζων το ονομα Κυριου, Nevertheless the foundation of God is sure -, And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, Having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his, and let everyone that nameth the name of Christ, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, ὁ στερεὸς θεμέλιος τοῦ θεοῦ ἕστηκεν, “every plant which the heavenly Father hath not planted, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Paul does not mind about mingling metaphors. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. That would tie in well with the fact that the foundation here also connects with two such statements and would in the end make the firm foundation here refer to the sovereign purpose of God, as it did there. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." Others see the second statement as coming from Isaiah 52:11, ‘Depart, depart, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing, go you out of the midst of her. "Even though the faith of some is upset, God's solid foundation cannot be shaken!" "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". If you look up you will walk steadily. Seals in New Testament times indicated ownership, security, and authenticity. Watch our overview video on 2 Timothy, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Must turn away from wrongdoing. 2 Timothy 2:19. This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Joseph Benson's Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/2-timothy-2.html. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Bengel thinks that ἀπὸ ἀδικίας is equivalent to ἀπὸ ἀδίκων, the abstract for the concrete; cf. 2 Timothy 2:19 Inspirational Image "Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. The basic principle is clear. It is also made clear in Matthew 7:23 that those who do not depart from unrighteousness are not known by Him. 2 Timothy 2:19 19 Nevertheless x the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord y knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of 7 Christ depart from iniquity.” (2 Timothy 2:19). "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Though not a quotation, we may perhaps recognise an echo of the ‘Depart ye, depart ye’ of Isaiah 52:11. Do not ignore the danger, nor pro-sumptuously forget your own weakness, but remember ‘when I said my foot slippeth Thy mercy held me up.’ Recognise the slippery ice and the feeble foot, and couple with them the other thought, ‘The Lord knoweth them that are His. Timothy’s Conduct. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". “The Lord knoweth them that are His.” The words may be paraphrased: “He knows His own because He loves them;” never will He cease to know them, but will keep them for ever and for ever. “The firm foundation laid by God” is the Church of Christ, which is here termed a foundation laid by God, because it, the Church of Christ, is the ground-storey of the glorious Temple of the future. (1) Be strong in grace. Not that we are to judge and condemn but that we ought to be wise in how we allow people to operate or not operate within the church, our families and our lives. 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