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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

2 Timothy 2



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Verse 2

To faithful men; as ministers of the gospel.

Verse 3

Hardness; hardship.

Verse 5

For masteries; in the athletic games common in those days as public amusements.--Lawfully; according to the rules and conditions established for the regulation of the game.

Verse 6

The meaning is, that the husbandman must labor before he can partake of the fruits; and so the toils and sufferings of Christ's service here must precede the rest and rewards of heaven.

Verse 8

My gospel; the gospel which has been intrusted to me.

Verse 9

Wherein; in preaching which.

Verse 11

Dead with him; dead to sin with him.

Verse 17

Their word; their influence.--Will eat as doth a canker; corrupting and destroying the spirit of piety.

Verse 19

The foundation of God; the foundation which God has laid,--meaning that portion of the professing church which he had established, as is indicated by what follows.--Let every one, &c.; that is, there was a test to determine the genuineness of discipleship, in the personal holiness which was manifested as the fruits of a religious profession.

Verse 20

A great house; here representing the house of God, namely, the church.

Verse 21

Purge himself from these; from the errors and follies above named.

Verse 24

Must not strive; must not dispute and contend.


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Bibliography Information
Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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