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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 1:9 Was grace given to us in Christ Jesus before angels were created?

2 Timothy 1 8Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9who has saved us and ...
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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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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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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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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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What does "Scripture" refer to in 2 Timothy 3?

This is in follow-up to this Q & A Paul wrote the following passage in 2 Timothy 3: 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have ...
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What is meant by "all Scripture" in 2 Timothy 3:16? [duplicate]

2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV): 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, What is meant by "all Scripture"? What specific books ...
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Does 2 Tim.1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus is already dead?

Does the Greek text of 2 Tim. 1:16-18 imply that Onesiphorus had already been dead by the time of writing these words?: The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, ...
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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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Is 1 Corinthians 7:12 God-breathed?

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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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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Per Acts 5, Acts 11 and 2 Timothy 2, is repentance a gift?

Acts 5:31 (KJV) 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 11:18 (KJV) When they heard these ...
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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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To what do the "parchments" (and tangentially the "books") refer in 2 Tim 4:13?

The Scripture in Question In 2 Timothy 4:13 it says this (NKJV): Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments. The Greek is the ...
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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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Was Barnabas ever reconciled to Paul?

First the timeline of events of Paul and Barnabas' falling out: Acts 12:25: When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark. ...
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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 Paul referring to in 2 Timothy 4:2?

What does Paul mean when he says "be ready whether it is convenient or not" or "Be ready in season and out of season" according to the translation in 2 Timothy 4:2? 2 Timothy 4:2 (NET) Preach the ...
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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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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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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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2 Timothy 2:13 - Impossibility for God?

I've been discussing the meaning of God's omnipotence with a friend. I have always understood it to mean that God can do anything, but not things that are outside of His nature (i.e., omnipotence ...
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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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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?

2 Timothy 4:13, (DRB): 13The cloak that I left at Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee: and the books, especially the parchments. Are verses like this verse in the Bible of ...
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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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In 2 Timothy 4:5, what is "the job of an evangelist"?

The word "evangelist" (εὐαγγελιστής) appears only 3 times in the NT: Act 21:8 On the next day we departed and came to Caesarea, and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one ...
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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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What does 'reign with him' in 2 Tim 2:12 mean?

2 Timothy 2:11-13 (RSVCE) has: The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him; if we endure, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will ...
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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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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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In 2 Timothy 1:7 what is a "spirit of fear"?

KJV 2 Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Also, it appears that the "spirit of fear" is what was NOT given and that what WAS ...
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In 2 Timothy 2:15 what is meant by "rightly dividing the word of truth"?

In 2 Tim 2:15 we read: KJV Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. SBLGNT σπούδασον σεαυτὸν δόκιμον παραστῆσαι ...
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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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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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discussion φαιλόνην

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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In 2 Timothy 4:14-15 did Paul love Alexander the coppersmith who did him great harm? [closed]

Matt. 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, What does this verse mean? What is the extent of it? Does it apply when 1) someone opposes our teaching? 2) ...
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What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?

Paul wrote to Timothy in his first letter to him: Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. -...
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2 Timothy 4:17: “I was delivered from the lion’s mouth” — Is this about the Colosseum?

17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth NIV, ©2011 ...
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In 2 Timothy 2:6, does the farmer work first or partake first?

2 Timothy 2:6 is usually translated as if it were summarizing The Little Red Hen: New International Version 2 Tim 2:6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. You ...