An extensive blessing. And the only way to keep ‘the Lord knoweth them that are His’ from being a minister of sin is, in the same breath, to say, ‘Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.’, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, ὁ μέντοι στερεὸς θεμέλιος τοῦ θεοῦ ἕστηκεν, Ἀποστήτω ἀπὸ ἀδικίας πᾶς ὁ ὀνομάζων τὸ ὄνομα κυρίου, "What is intended is the "seal" of ownership that the architect or owner would have inscribed on the foundation stone (similar in some ways to our modern cornerstones). . 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. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. Those who suffer and believe with him, 2 Timothy 2:11-13, will be by him confessed. And although the denial of the resurrection, 2 Timothy 2:18, obscures Christ, and overthrows the structure of the faith of some, still that foundation, Jesus Christ, born and raised, standeth sure, the moveless basis of the faith of all persevering believers. The "house" (2 Timothy 2:20) is the elect whom "the Lord knoweth" (acknowledgeth as His, Matthew 7:23; John 10:14; 1 Corinthians 8:3), and who persevere to the end, though others 'err concerning the truth' (Matthew 24:24; John 10:28; Romans 8:38-39; 1 John 2:19). BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Compare Romans 9:8; Romans 11:26. There have been plenty of Christian people who have been so absorbed in the contemplation of ‘unconditional election,’ ‘eternal predestination,’ ‘final perseverance,’ and all the rest of the theological formularies that have been spun out of these words, that they have forgotten the other side altogether. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". 1897-1910. It is called “a seal” here instead of an inscription, for a seal best conveys the idea of the solemn binding character of the writing. The words are applied from Numbers xvi. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". Here it would seem to represent the thought that God’s unchanging truth is the foundation of His Church. 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. 2013. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". And so there has been licence, and a presumptuous building upon a supposed past; there has been a contempt for the ‘outsiders,’ and the driving of a coach and six through the plainest teachings of common righteousness and morality. The Lord knoweth them that are his.—This was the first sentence of the inscription graven on the foundation-storey. But what is the ‘firm foundation of God’? 'The word of the truth' inseparably involves God's truthfulness to His Word: the "foundation" is primarily 'the word of the truth,' including, secondarily, God's faithfulness to His promises to His own people. “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). If the spirit of the apostle was perturbed with vain babblings, or cruel mortification, or the spread of plausible or perilous theories, he required to fall back upon great and deep principles. The Lord know those who are his. 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). Rather, "the foundation" is "the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15), "the truth" (2 Timothy 2:18); in contrast to Hymeneus and Philetus' "word" which 'eats as a canker' (2 Timothy 2:17) They pretend to build up, but really "overthrow," not indeed the word of truth, but "the faith of some" in it (2 Timothy 2:18). Go to, Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness. 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. 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. It is of no use going up into the heights of ‘the Lord knoweth them that are His,’ unless you also come down to the simple teaching,’ Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Joel 3:5). 20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". ; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words. (‘Depart from unrighteousness’ could then indicate that those who name the Name of the Lord should remove themselves from the presence of the false teachers). Look at this joyous confidence of the old man, side by side with the clearest perceptions of encircling dangers. Having this seal. On this “foundation storey,” of which St. Paul was now speaking, was carved a legible inscription in two sentences—the one told of comfort and hope, reminding men God would ever know “His own;” the other told of duty, reminding men that “God’s own” had no share in unrighteousness. The household of Onesipherus. The one gives the divine and the other the human sides of the guarantee. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/2-timothy-2.html. All such he assuredly knows, acknowledges, and will favour and protect as his. Nevertheless—Although the faith of some is overthrown, the basis of faith is permanent; for God’s foundation standeth (as Alford rightly renders) firm. Ἀποστήτω ἀπὸ ἀδικίας πᾶς ὁ ὀνομάζων τὸ ὄνομα κυρίου, and, Let everyone that nameth the Name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness. And what is the imagery employed? You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1. And, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.—The thought and the words are from the Old Testament. Isaiah 52:11 and (in continuation of the parallel suggested in the previous quotation) Numbers 16:26; cp. The term “foundation,” here used for the Church of God on earth, is remarkable, and points to a great truth: that, after all, this life is but a beginning, and that “His Church” here is but a foundation—is only the first and early storey of that glorious Church the Divine Architect has planned, and will complete in heaven. The Jews believed the first of these two inscriptions, and it was all their religion; look what wild work it made of them and their morality, and their whole nation. "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". 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. This represents one side of the life of the believer, but, lest men interpret the truth wrongly, the other side also needs to be put forward, and that is found in personal holiness. Hebrews 12:28). 2 Timothy 2:19. ; it resembles, however, several passages, e.g. The intensive use of know is Illustrated by Genesis 18:19, Exodus 33:12; Exodus 33:17, Nahum 1:7, John 10:14; John 10:27, 1 Corinthians 8:3; 1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Corinthians 14:38, R.V.m., Galatians 4:9. ἀποστήτω κ. τ. λ.: The language is perhaps another echo of the story of Korah: ἀποσχίσθητε ἀπὸ τῶν σκηνῶν τῶν ἀνθρώπων τῶν σκληρῶν τούτων … μὴ συναπόλησθε ἐν πάσῃ τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ αὐτῶν. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". That incident is very pertinent here, for there too men were rebelling against God’s truth, and were opposing the appointed leaders of the people of God. The thought is expressed in a wider and more general form in Isaiah 52:11 : “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing . 2 Timothy 2:19(NASB) Verse Thoughts The spread of false doctrine in the church is likened to a cancer that spreads and infects the physical body, which finally dies. Nameth the name—As acknowledging him to be what his name means, the Lord. This gives every true Christian confidence!!! Nothing can stand in the way of God’s purposes. "What is intended is the "seal" of ownership that the architect or owner would have inscribed on the foundation stone (similar in some ways to our modern cornerstones)." 1896. ο definite article - nominative singular masculine ho ho: the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- … 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Focusing on Christ: To fulfill God's will in our lives, we must keep our minds focused on the Lord Jesus Christ--who He is, His ministry, and His promises.Video; 2 Timothy 2:14-19; Countering False Doctrine: Spiritual leaders must … (1) Be strong in grace. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/2-timothy-2.html. The church (messianic community) has an absolute wholeness unaffected by some who go AWOL from it!!! "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". This meaning of the verb apisteo (“to be unfaithful”) in 2 Tim 2:13 is validated by the major lexical tools: Theological Dictionary of the Greek New Testament, s.v. I. 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. Χριστοῦ (others say genitive of origin, see ἐποικοδομέω; cf. Linked with this thought is the other side of the coin - ACT LIKE IT! 2 Timothy 2 – Advice to a Young Pastor A. Several understand these words, which are similar to those Numbers xvi. Guthrie, p150.]. στύλος καὶ ἑδραίωμα τῆς ἀληθείας (1 Timothy 3:15). "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". "Commentary on 2 Timothy 2:19". The Expositor's Greek Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/2-timothy-2.html. The figure is probably drawn from the practice of engraving inscriptions on one or both sides of the foundation stone. 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. iniquity. October 13, 2019 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. What is that foundation? If you look down from the narrow ledge of the Alpine arrete to the thousand feet of precipice on either side of the two or three inches where you have your footing you will get giddy and fall. (Witham) --- Whatever effects hell may make by its agents, the eternal edifice, of which the elect are living stones, is immoveable, being founded on the immutable decree of divine election, and upon the efficacious and infallible means, which separate the children of the wicked Adam, to bring them and to unite them to Jesus Christ. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." Be strong: This was an important encouragement. Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord;” and for the words “nameth the name of the Lord,” see Isaiah 26:13. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-timothy-2.html. 3 Bear your share of hardship along with me like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. The Church, as existing in the Divine Knowledge, not as apprehended by man’s intellect, is the firm foundation of God (R.V. Seals in New Testament times indicated ownership, security, and authenticity. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 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