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Trophimus left sick

Could it be possible that Paul's inability to heal Trophimus was because he was now unable to be used as a 'conduit' for God's Holy Spirit Power ? Does his request for his 'cloak' to be brought to him ...
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Did Paul assert the status of his own writings as scripture when he declared in 2 Timothy 3:16 that "All scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV: 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be ...
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What was the purpose of laying hands on the seven in Acts 6:6

After an uproar concerning the feeding of the widows the Apostles chose seven men to take care of that ministry KJV Acts 6 : 1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, ...
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What did Paul entrust God to guard?

2 Timothy 1:12 NASB For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until ...
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To whom do pronouns "autou/him" and "ekeinou/his" refer in 2 Timothy 2:26?

2 Timothy 2:25-26 25 "...God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being ...
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"Worthwhile fight" in 2 Timothy 4:7

In 2 Timothy 4:7 (and 1 Timothy 6:12) there's a famous phrase "fight the good fight." I can find a number of examples (here, here, and possibly here) where this seems to be quoted as "...
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Is the following literary evidence, by Bart Ehrman against Pauline authorship, in the two letters to Timothy capable of other interpretations?

Bart D. Ehrman, in his book Forged writes about the letters to Timothy attributed to the Apostle Paul: Both letters have words and phrases in common not found in any of the other letters attributed ...
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The use of ἐλεγμόν in 2 Tim 3:16 and Heb 11:1

ἐλεγμόν is generally translated in 2 Tim 3:16 as reproof or conviction, which to me is a negative connotation. However the same is translated in Heb 11:1 as evidence, proof. All scripture is given ...
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Is Paul quoting scriptures in 2 Timothy 2:19

Is Paul quoting scriptures when he says “The Lord knows those who are His;” “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to keep away from wickedness.” ? Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God ...
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Is there a contradiction between 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Acts 16:6-10?

I've heard cessationist arguments quoting Paul's teaching in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, to the effect that we have everything we need in the Bible, and that nothing beyond the Bible is required, given that ...
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What does Paul mean by "denying its power" in 2 Timothy 3:5?

2 Timothy 3:1-9 (ESV) But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to ...
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Is there a contradiction between John 20:29 and 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 & 2 Timothy 4:6-8? Belief without seeing vs. Paul's supernatural experiences

John 20:29 (ESV) 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Jesus appears to be saying that those who believe ...
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How do we reconcile 2 Timothy 2:25 with Acts 17:30?

Q: How do we reconcile 2 Timothy 2:25 with Acts 17:30 in terms of God granting repentance & God commanding repentance? “in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will ...
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2 Timothy 4:3-4. Is Paul referring to the church in his day, or the church of today?

In 2 Timothy 4:3-4 (niv), it is written: 4 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 ...
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2 Timothy 2:17-19 and God’s Foundation

I have my conviction of the doctrine of perseverance of the saints, yet, this passage seems to indicate that Hymenaeus & Philetus were never saved due to the contrast Paul gives about “God’s solid ...
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What is the meaning of "theopneustos" when Paul says "All scripture is God-breathed." Did He breathe on/in the scriptures or did He Breathe them out?

Looking at 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, The word, "God-breathed" is transliterated as ...
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Would 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that full preterism is a salvation issue?

In the Bible, some questions seem to allow for differing positions (see Romans 14). However, does 2 Timothy 2:16-18 suggest that whether the resurrection has already happened isn't one of them? Is it ...
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What is the Greek Connotation of "shew thyself" in 2 Timothy 2:15?

2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV): Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. What is the original Greek word and its connotation here? ...
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2 Timothy 3:16 and the Greek word for Doctrine

So we as Christians all know 2 Timothy 3:16, but when Paul says the Scripture is profitable for doctrine, what does that mean in the Greek? Is Paul saying that since Scripture is profitable for ...
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What is the hermeneutical interpretation of "dying with Christ" (2 Tim. 2:11)?

An excerpt from the Second Letter to Timothy reads: 2 Timothy 2:11: "It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him" (emphasis added). I am wondering ...
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II Timothy 3:5 Dunamis

In II Timothy 3, Paul cautions Timothy that in the last days men will come: Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! II Timothy 3:5 (NKJV) The Greek word '...
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What is the meaning of "argue about words" in 2 Timothy 2:14?

Contemporary English Version 2 Timothy 2: 14 Don't let anyone forget these things. And with God as your witness, you must warn them not to argue about words. These arguments don't help anyone. In ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 7:12 God-breathed? [closed]

1 Corinthians 7:12 New International Version To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 2 ...
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Does God grant repentance conditionally according to 2 Timothy 2:25?

2 Timothy 2:22:26 (ESV): 22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ...
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In 2 Timothy 1:6, what did Paul mean by "fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands"?

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (ESV): 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and ...
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Is there room for interpreting John 17:5 as Jesus having notional/ideal pre-existence in light of 2 Timothy 1:9?

This question is inspired by a Biblical Unitarian article on Jesus' Pre-Existence. The thesis defended by the article is that Jesus had notional or ideal pre-existence in God's mind rather than a ...
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Who is Paul writing about here?

While reading the Bible, especially the following passage I started asking myself an obvious question: is this related to Timothy or me, the reader? I'm sorry for asking about very basic theology, but ...
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Fishers of men vs evangelist

English Standard Version Matthew 4:19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” English Standard Version 2 Timothy 4:5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure ...
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What is the source of 2 Timothy 2:11-13?

New International Version 2 Timothy 2: 11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If ...
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2 Timothy 1:9 us in Christ Jesus before time began?

2 Timothy 1:9 Berean Study Bible He has saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works, but by His own purpose and by the grace He granted us in Christ Jesus before time began. ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:26, what is the significance of καταργεῖται ("abolish") being a present indicative instead of a future?

[1Co 15:26 NASB] (26) The last enemy that will be abolished is death. [1Co 15:26 MGNT] (26) ἔσχατος ἐχθρὸς καταργεῖται ὁ θάνατος The context of 1 Corinthians 15 is a little difficult to sort out, ...
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2Timothy 1:18 (of the Lord) or (of Him)?

2Timothy 1:18 ASV; (the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. What is the meaning of the Lord? Are ...
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Are these passages speaking of the same Alexander?

In 1 Timothy 1:20 20 Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme. In 2 Timothy 4:14-15 14 Alexander the coppersmith did ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgement. Jesus Judges no one: John 3:17, 18 - For God did not send the Son into the world ...
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2 Timothy 3:1-9, isn't this the character of the Pharisees?

2 Timothy 3:1-9, (DRB): 1Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times. 2Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ...
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Are verses like 2 Timothy 4:13 of exegetical and hermeneutic significance?

Some passages in the Bible don't seem related to teaching about God. Are verses like this verse in the Bible of exegetical and hermeneutic significance? Specifically, are phrases like this part of ...
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2 Timothy 2:12 and Jesus's Word in Mat. 10:33 are related? When is that "will deny" to occur?

If they are related, what is the warning and message to us in "pilgrims journey? Text: 2 Tim. 2: 12 -if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; Matt. 10:33- ...
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Is demas charged of apostasy?

2 Tim 4:10 King James Bible For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Clarke's commentary on this ...
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Was Paul referring to the Torah in 2 Timothy 3:15?

What is Paul referring to when he says "scripture"? Is he referring to the torah?
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Who is ever learning? (2 Timothy 3:7

2 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV) 1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to ...
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Does Martin Smart’s Rule indicate that “Lord” and “God” have two referents at John 20:28?

In October 2000, "Smart's Rule," started as a parody of Sharp's Rule, was proposed on the B-GREEK list list by Martin Smart. The rule states: In the proper native[a] Koine Greek of the ...
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If we deny him, he will deny us?

2 Timothy 2:11-13 (RSVCE) has: 11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him; 12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; ...
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What does it mean "All Scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. To me the sentence is difficult to find the chronological order, ...
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Is the NLT interpretation/translation of Psalm 51:6 accurate?

[Psa 51:6 NLT] (6) But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there. Other translations render more literally as "hidden part" instead of "womb". I'm wondering if this might be an ...
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Is infancy a better and more accurate translation? 2 Timothy 3:15

This particular verse “and how from childhood (βρεφους) you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” ‭‭2 ...
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Proper exegesis of 2 Timothy 3:12 and reading

I thought the normal translation of 2 Timothy 3:12 was pretty cut and dried. I never really questioned it deeply which is unusual because I do what I can using English language tools (since I am not a ...
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discussion φαιλόνην [closed]

discussion φαιλόνην It has been suggested that the greek word φαιλόνην,as St Paul uses it in 2 Timothy 4:13 has a link to the shroud of Turin, as a early relic of Christianity; with links to the ...
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In 2 Timothy 1:10 what does it mean that Christ "brought life and immortality to light"?

[2Ti 1:10 NASB] but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, [2Ti 1:10 MGNT] φανερωθεῖσαν ...
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2 Timothy 2:15 What is the importance of the word orthotomeo in the verse?

Is there a particular significance that orthotomeo is chosen, (as I understand it to mean, to cut out a single end product that is straight like a path or a straight mine shaft) as opposed to say ...
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In 2 Timothy 4:6-8 is Paul speaking of his death or of his "departure" per 1 Thessalonians 4:17)?

[2Ti 4:6-8 CSB] 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 ...
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